Kristen & Nic
July 2, 2017
I had so much fun designing the florals for this wedding! Kristen and Nic got married at the historic Elkridge Furnace Inn in Maryland on a beautiful, sunny day in the middle of summer! It was CRAZY hot that day – like flowers-stay-in-the-van-with-the-AC-on-full-blast-until-the-last-second kind of day! It’s always a challenge to work with flowers in these conditions, as all that heat makes those delicate petals wilt like crazy, but thanks to the marvels of air conditioning and some speedy setup right before the ceremony, all the flowers made it through the wedding in full bloom!
One of the first things I discuss with my brides is their vision for their bridal bouquet – not only is it what brides are most excited to talk about and has that “Ahh! It’s happening!” feeling, but it also sets the tone for the rest of the wedding! Kristen wanted something soft, romantic, and classic to go with their wedding colors of white, blush pinks, and coordinating muted tones. With that in mind, we chose fluffy white flowers like stock and ranunculus, white dahlias, barely-there blush spray roses (majolica spray roses are my favorite! They have a STUNNING gold center when fully open!), light pink astilbe, and a touch of greenery. Her bridesmaids’ bouquets were smaller but similar in design to hers, with more focus on the blush and rose tones. The bouquets were wrapped with muddy blush and white silk streamers to complete the look!
I also created hair pieces for Kristen and her flower girl to match the bridal party’s aesthetic. Kristen’s hair piece was full of viney goodness! We decided on a barrette for the base for extra stability, and then I weaved in some deep green jasmine vine, blush spray roses, white ranunculus, and just a hint of blue tweedia. The result was a beautiful garden look to perfectly complement her gorgeous updo! For her flower girl’s wreath, I used pink spray roses, baby’s breath, and Italian ruscus, tied off with an adjustable pink ribbon!
Kristen also brought over some super fun lanterns to incorporate into her floral design! I created a small arrangement of blush roses, white dahlias, spray roses, greenery, and stock to place inside each of the small lanterns, which were used to line the aisle for the ceremony and as centerpieces at the reception. The large lanterns were filled with greenery and fairy lights, framing the altar at the ceremony before moving over to the couple’s sweetheart table. The glow of the fairy lights in the evening was simply enchanting!