Photo Credit: Mark Bugnaski Photography
For my first wedding of the season, Kelly & Casey were all about the white, subtle blush tones, and a touch of mint for an accent color. Spring season is when some of the best flowers are in bloom and with so many options we can create any look a bride desires. Ranunculus (an all time favorite) and of course peonies! The bride wanted all white tones for her bridesmaids, which really popped with their navy blue dresses. Blush, white, and green tones were incorporated in the brides bouquet and the anemone to give the navy tone in the center. I love when all colors and tones tie in with everything about the wedding. I also wanted a creative way to display the bouts for the guys. Drift wood did the trick for this wedding; after all it was a nautical theme! The name tags were created by Oak & Ash // Homemade Goods. Hand-written calligraphy tags were also made for bridesmaid’s bouquets, and mother’s corsages. All these details and personal touches make the wedding flowers that much more special!
Photo Credit: Kathy Blanchard Photography
The Oaks Wedding.
When you have an Eastern Shore Wedding like Joanne & Bob, it’s hard for most not to have a nautical theme or incorporated something nautical. Monkey knots and the famous navy and white stripped ribbon are perfect for this. Pinks, greens, and some blush tones were the bride’s floral colors. The Mojito hydrangea stood out so much with the touch of pink. The bride’s bouquet had the best of the best: peonies, white O’Hara garden roses, and orchids!
Photo Credit: Bella Lucia Photography
Shades of purple! If you know me, you all know my signature color is purple. So I was very pleased to flower Caroline and Drew’s wedding. The bride’s bouquet was different shades of purple, lavender, dark tones and a touch of white. Dahlia, lisianthus, roses, and even an earl gray rose or two…Yes they exist! The Phillip’s wedding was one of the biggest weddings I had this season, 25 table arrangements, 7 bouquets, corsages and bouts for everyone. Hey, the more the merrier!
I also had the pleasure to flowering Caroline and Drew’s rehearsal dinner. I still stuck with the purple tones, but with a little more of a whimsical & wild flower touch. The purple kale are my favorite in this arrangements (so organic!) Blue toned masons help set off the purple tones even more!
Photo credit: Brooke Michelle Photography
I was really excited to flower Caitlin and Jake’s wedding. Juliet roses, garden English roses, and blushing bride are just a few of my favorite things! I just love the elegant flowing look of ribbons cascading down from a bouquet. Caitlin didn’t ask for this but I suggested and she went with it and loved it! I did a similar look for the mother’s corsages. Since they were to be pinned on, I wanted to make them a bit more feminine. The bridesmaid’s bouquets were wrapped in twine giving it a very natural look. Loved that too!! I like to give an extra special touch when displaying bouts and corsages. It has been a bit of a challenge to do something different with every wedding but I enjoy coming up with the ideas. One of my side kicks is a very talented calligrapher and she creates tags for all the wedding parties. Check Veronica out on Instagram and Facebook under Oak & Ash // Handmade Goods!
The last wedding of summer season
Kim and I worked together for over a year for her and her husband, Garrett’s wedding. She was one of the first weddings I booked for 2016. To say the least I was very excited. She collected Ivory pitchers for over a year to use for her centerpieces. They were all different sizes and shapes. It was one of the best ideas! Kim chose mint, navy, and blush tones as her wedding colors, what more could you ask for? The bride’s bouquet was wrapped with a dress that I made into a ribbon, the pearls on the bridesmaids bouquets and some of the bouts meant something more to this entire family then anyone could imagine. The smallest details of this wedding meant the most, and like I said before, I’m all about the details!
Fall weddings up next….more then I could have ever imagined, stay tuned!!!!