Happy Friday, readers! We love the weekend, and although I will be doing flowers for another wedding, it will be nice to stay in town for once!
Today, I am going to give you some eye candy. Not only do you get to see one of the prettiest brides out there, but I am going to show you the flowers I (we) did this last weekend. If you read the blog this week, you saw that Claire, Alicia, and I attended the wedding of one of our besties who lives out in Colorado. Although it stinks to have her so far away, it is always fun to have a reason to visit the rocky mountains!
My favorite thing about Laura's wedding was that she took risks. A LOT of brides want to keep the floral arrangements muted and safe. Lots of whites, peaches, and sage greens. As a florist, I welcome brides who aren't afraid to go big. Anyone who knows Laura, knows that she loves color. I met her at Clemson and as an art major, she created pieces that were full of rich, exuberant tones. It was no surprise when we started planning out her flowers, that her inspiration was full of bright pinks, oranges, and yellows.
For my friend, one show stopping flower wasn't enough. I used giant tree peonies and included on giant king protea. To soften the look and add some depth, I added orange and pink ranunculus, peach garden roses, and yellow mokara. For the greenery, I used lilac leaves and some brake fern.
I also made this flower crown for Laura to wear. Whenever I make one of these, it is tempting to plop on a big old garden rose or peony. I really try to stick to smaller flowers, so that the crown doesn't overpower the head. I used orange and pink ranunculus, eucalyptus, and some yellow accents.
For the tables, Laura saved up a bunch of milk glass and turquoise vases. We used the same color scheme and create some really bright arrangements for the tables. I have to be honest, I was a little overwhelmed doing a wedding so far away from home, so Claire, Alicia, and our friend Anne really saved the day by helping me create the table arrangements. I hope they don't start their own flower businesses, cause they had the touch!
What a gorgeous wedding! I was pretty impressed with the photographer, Tallie Johnson. If you live in the Colorado or Washington state area, you should look into her as your wedding photographer. She payed attention to detail and took some amazing shots of the Laura and Matt's big day.
Oh, well who are these ladies? See any familiar faces? Claire did Laura's ring and if you saw it earlier this week, you were probably pretty impressed. I sure was!
All photos were taken by Tallie Johnson Photography