I don’t hide that I prefer to use seasonal ingredients in my designs. November can be a tough month, though. When Mary told me that she liked the muted tones of November and dried flowers, I was excited!
This was the first wedding I have been able to design with dried elements and I love the look of both the dried flowers and ornamental grass plumes.
Mary and Ambrocio were great to work with, and just sit and talk with! I designed the flowers for Mary’s sister’s wedding two years ago and her mother’s wedding last year, so I knew that I was working with a creative family. It is always great to do new things!
Mary asked for a large bouquet and this one was large and full of texture!
Mary’s bridesmaids carried coordinating bouquets. The dried celosia matched their dresses and celosia was also a special flower to Mary because her grandmother always had it in her garden. I love incorporating sentimental items.
There were girls and guys on both sides of the wedding party. Ambrocio’s “groomsmaids” carried a coordinating but different design. Because his girls were wearing navy, I used more of the mauve tones in the flowers of their bouquets to tie into the mauve bridesmaid dresses.
Boutonnieres and corsages were created with textural thistle, seeded eucalyptus, and dried gomphrena. A hint of white wax flower kept them from looking too dark.
The reception was at the Bishea House at Burdette Park. The ceremony was in the grassy area next to the reception hall.
A family member created this unique backdrop that we adorned with flowers.
The weather was perfect but guests had blankets available for them as well as hot chocolate displayed in these vintage dressers that we also added greenery to to tie in with the ceremony backdrop.
My photos do not do this wedding justice. I have seen some beautiful sneak peaks from the couple’s photographer that I hope to share. Stay tuned!
Thank you again, Mary and Ambrocio, for trusting me with your flowers! Best wishes to you both!