BRITTANY AND JOHN AT HILLENDALE COUNTRY CLUB

The Wedding of Brittany and John

I knew as soon as Brittany walked into our first meeting that she was going to be a stunning bride and as you can see, I was right. But I also loved that she wanted something simple and elegant, romantic, soft, traditional with a twist.  We chatted for a while and she showed me pictures of pieces that she loved and it didn’t take long for me to see that that ethereal look that can only come from the once maligned Baby’s Breath was perfect for this bride.

The Wedding of Brittany and John

For the bride and her maids we went soft and traditional with blushing pink Bridal Akito roses, white Calla Lily, fluffy white Ranunculus, Dusty Miller foliage and just a few touches of Baby’s Breath. The bouquet was creamy-sweet and the maids’ smaller nosegay pieces were perfect against their charcoal grey dresses.

The Wedding of Brittany and John

The boutonnieres were the perfect complement to the bouquets–white Ranunculus set in sprigs of variegated Pittosporum and backed with textural soft Silver Brunia Berry. But the real show-stopper (other than the bride) had to be the Baby’s Breath centerpieces.

The Wedding of Brittany and John

 

Baby’s Breath, once known as the “filler flower,” is making a comeback, but this time it’s playing a lead role in some of our most beautiful weddings. This is not your mother’s Baby’s Breath! The new varieties of Gypsophilia are fluffier and thicker than the prom varieties I remember from days of old. For Brittany’s reception we created these centerpieces atop crystal stands for elegant high pieces on her tables. The overall look was stunning–like clouds floating throughout the room.

Since Brittany and John’s wedding we have used Baby’s Breath in other weddings–for wreaths, place card table pieces even maids’ bouquets, and I’ll be sure to post those pictures as they’re made available to us. It’s fun, an affordable choice for high pieces, and it just looks pretty!

Congratulations to Brittany and John and thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day!

Special thanks to Eli Turner Photography for sharing these photos.

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LOREN AND SAM’S SEPTEMBER WEDDING

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I’m always asked if I have a favorite wedding and I am being completely honest when I tell you that I really don’t. Every wedding is unique–as it should be–and my job is to put the special touches on each celebration that make it a real reflection of the bride and groom and all the love and joy they are bringing to their own special day. But…if I had to pick just a few, Loren and Sam’s September wedding would definitely be at the top of the list! Not only were Loren and Sam a blast to work with, but I also had the added bonus of getting to work so closely with the groom’s mother, my good friend Dana Slater and–best part of all–I was also a guest!

View More: http://kristaajones.pass.us/slaterThe groom’s parents hosted the wedding reception at their home and it was a magical evening. The grounds were beautiful– a fairy tale setting of twinkling lights carved into the hillside, a chandelier-lit tent and rustic farm tables. The food was amazing. Beej Flamholz catered a unique wine-inspired farm-to-table dinner that featured local fare paired with the perfect wines. Kate Taylor of Kate Taylor Events (event planner extraordinaire) planned and orchestrated another flawless event. She’s amazing–really, best in the business.

View More: http://kristaajones.pass.us/slaterFor me, the florist, the best part is always the flowers and we were thrilled to be able to get our very favorite fall flower–those breathtaking local dahlias. They were everywhere and couldn’t have been a better complement to the evening’s decor. Bridesmaids carried them, we filled rustic boxes with them, they trailed from decor on the tent and the smallest of them were mixed with ranunculus and spray roses for some gorgeous bouts and corsages.

View More: http://kristaajones.pass.us/slaterThese amazing, spectacular, unbelievably gorgeous dahlias we get from a local grower made the perfect maids’ pieces. We placed two back-to-back and wrapped in champagne ribbon. So fun!

View More: http://kristaajones.pass.us/slaterLoren loves a rustic, organic look and succulents added to the bouts and some of the centerpieces made for  the just the right accent to a palette of soft pinks and peaches.

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It was a perfectly lovely evening, a wonderful celebration for Sam and Loren, and such a privilege for me to be a part of it in some small way. Special thanks to Krista Jones of Krista Jones Photography for allowing me to share these photos with you.

Huge congrats to Sam and Loren!