Some flowers are seen in wedding designs more than others. Roses and hydrangea are the first to come to mind. They are beautiful and we use them often but it is always nice to use different flower varieties or different combinations. When Alyssa told me she didn’t want to use roses in her wedding flowers, I happily suggested using lisianthus. I try to choose different sized and shaped flowers when creating a design plan. A full, open lisianthus is similar in size and shape to a rose. What makes them more interesting is their beautiful buds and the stage of the flower between the bud and full, open bloom. While I don’t have one favorite flower, lisianthus is definitely on the list.
Alyssa and TJ’s wedding was at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in downtown Evansville.
The reception was a short drive from the church at one of Evansville’s most popular venues, The Old Post Office Place. Something to think about when planning a November wedding (or a wedding during any winter month) is the reduced amount of natural light. The sun was beginning to set when guests arrived at the Old Post Office Place. They were greeted with the warm glow of candles and twinkling fairy lights.
There were two types of table arrangements at the reception, both related to each other with the use of these lanterns. Half of the tables had lanterns with flowers spilling out of them, surrounded by light foliage and fairy lights that glowed during dinner.
The other tables featured the same lanterns with greenery and a pillar candle.
Pillar candles and greenery also accented the head table and window sills, making the look of the entire room feel cohesive.
And in what seems to be a recurring issue with me this fall, I forgot to take a picture of something! This time it was Alyssa’s cascading bridal bouquet filled with lisianthus and dendrobium orchids. Thank you to her for sending me this photo and allowing me to post it here!
Congratulations TJ and Alyssa! We wish you all the best!