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Monday, February 25, 2013

a stunning bouquet and lush centerpieces

We had a gorgeous wedding a few weeks ago, and some of the designs from that wedding were photographed pre-event for a Utah Bride Blog feature.  The feature was posted last Friday, and we also wanted to share it here on the blog today.

The premise behind these photos is the new "Flower Recipe" series Utah Bride Blog is doing.  Basically, these features break down individual elements of a floral design concept so you can see what goes into it -- the "ingredients" so to speak.  There were many more floral elements the actual wedding that we hope to share with you in the future, but for now enjoy this sneak peek into the general wedding recipe along with our Owner's thoughts behind the fabulous designs which we adore!

photos courtesy of lindsey orton photography

"When I booked this wedding, I was so excited about the designs. The bride came in for our consultation with a soft, feminine palette of blush, champagne, buttercream, gray, and sage. But the groom sent her with a message for me: he was a fan of bold tones. They had two different tastes, but I figured if the two individuals were getting married, why not marry the two palettes? And so we did just that, and may I say it came together perfectly. Here’s how we made it happen:

Soft tones for her: she got antique green hydrangea, camel roses (to die for), juliette garden roses, and stock (an under-appreciated bloom!).

Bold tones for him: he got bikini roses, coffee break roses (a personal favorite), acacia, craspedia, snapdragons, ranunculus, leucadendron, and solidago.

Neutral tones for them: they got queen anne’s lace, lisianthus, artichokes, amaranthus, hypericum, eucalyptus, blackberries, and curly willow.

The bridal bouquet has to be an all-time favorite of ours. I feel like it has a personality of it’s own! While there were accents of bold pops of color, overall the bouquet was a soft and delicate picture of femininity. The hydrangea, lisanthus, and garden roses are soft and ruffly, the stock and standard roses provided the perfect balance of structure, and the acacia and queen anne’s lace added the perfect touch of whimsy. To complete the look we added several filler and accent elements and finished it all off with a gray satin wrap and gold pins.

Of course the groom got his bold boutonniere.  We used a combination of burnt orange ranunculus, acacia, curly willow, blackberries, hypericum, seeded eucalyptus and craspedia.  It sounds like a lot of elements (and it is), but each element is very small so it all worked well for this design.  The boutonniere was finished with a simple gray satin wrap.

Now on to the centerpiece.  Ah, the centerpiece.  The centerpieces at this wedding we to die for!  It was a treat to design them.  The bride rented Alpine Event Rental’s Farmhouse Tables which were the perfect backdrop for some seriously stunning blooms.  We used long rectangular wooden boxes for the containers, and filled them up with blooms from the bride’s bouquet, also introducing additions of artichokes, snapdragons, and solidago.  The centerpieces were lush, the centerpieces were large, the centerpieces were perfect."


And finally, here is the breakdown of the recipe's ingredients:

2 sweet thought{s}:

Karen Ella said...

Melissa, you blow my mind. EVERY time.

Leah MossyCouture said...

shared a picture of this beautiful bouquet on my blog.
Here is a link: