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Davis Wedding

Feels like it’s been forever since I did this wedding! I should’ve posted it much sooner.

Color Palette

The bride chose a beautiful ivory, soft pink, and burgundy color palette for her wedding.

Ivory and pink ceremony arrangment

Altar arrangement of ivory roses and hydrangeas, and soft pink ‘Titanic’ roses atop one of my favorite glass vases in my collection. Stunning!

Ivory and pink ceremony arrangment

Paired together, these are just gorgeous! The trick was getting them level. You can see from this picture it was a little off…

Ivory and pink ceremony arrangment

…but I eventually fixed it.

Ivory, pink, and burgundy bouquet

Bridal bouquet of ivory ‘Virginia’ and soft pink David Austin roses, white hydrangeas, burgundy/purple dahlias, and silver dusty miller wrapped in lace.

Ivory, pink, and burgundy bouquet

You can really see the difference in this picture between a regular rose and a David Austin rose. They smelled SO good as well!

Bride and Groom

The lovely bride and groom! Aren’t they just so cute and photogenic ūüôā

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Roles Wedding

Soft pastel colors and locally grown product keep this wedding very “I just picked these out of my gramma’s backyard”. Bridle Creek Ranch is a perfect setting that allows you to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings instead of spending a fortune decorating it. I highly recommend it as the next spot for your event!

Bridal bouquet of soft pink dahlias, pink and purple zinnias, white Queen Anne’s Lace, pink gomphrena, purple veronica, autumn blooming clematis,¬†green berzillia berries, and lamb’s ear wrapped in a twine handle with turqoise colored sheer ribbon.

I added a sprig of spearmint from my backyard to the inside of this bouquet so it had a pleasant and calming affect for the bride ūüôā I hope it helped her to relax!

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Bride with bridesmaids. Bridesmaid bouquets comprised of zinnias, sedum, berzillia berries, Queen Anne’s Lace, veronica, lavendar, and wrapped with twine.

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Ceremony aisles were lined with mason jars of wildflowers on shephard’s hooks.

Mason jars contained zinnias, sedum, Queen Anne’s Lace, lamb’s ear, monte casino, and berzillia berries.

Reception tables contained various shapes and sizes of vases with free-form arrangements in each. Most consisted of zinnias, Queen Anne’s Lace, berzillia berries, sedum, gomphrena, monte casino, and purple veronica.

The bridal party table held all bouquets in blue mason jars.

Boutonnieres were white monte casino daisies, pink gomphrena, and green berzillia berries wrapped in twine.

Selk Wedding

I LOVE ORANGE WEDDINGS! There, I said it….deal with it.

Granted, I may be a little biased considering my background, but hey – who wouldn’t love this color palette?!

Bright (OSU) orange, soft gray, and white. Lots of vintage themes to this wedding ūüôā

Bridal bouquet of all white ‘Virginia’ roses, hydrangeas, spray roses, and Queen Anne’s Lace paired with silver ‘Silver Dollar’ seeded eucalyptus and wrapped in a smoke gray ribbon with lace overlay.

Bridesmaid bouquets were¬†comprised of orange ‘Miracle’ roses, lemon leaf, and silver seeded eucalyptus. At this wedding, I was introduced to Kristine and Scott¬†Redekopp who¬†own Blue Elephant Photography.¬†Brilliant local photographers who add a gorgeous, vintage look to their photos!¬† They¬†were nice enough to lend me a copy¬†of the work they did for Katy’s wedding.¬†

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The ceremony was held in the First United Methodist Church in Stillwater, OK. The church has BEAUTIFUL stained glass all in the sanctuary and foyer. I had to take advantage of this.

Bridesmaids with the bride. Love the gray and orange combo!

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Groomsmen with groom. All groomsmen wore gray suspenders and orange ties. Their boutonnieres were orange spray roses with white Queen Anne’s Lace and seeded eucalyptus.

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The aisles were lined with white hydrangeas with light gray ribbon.

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(Left) The altar was flanked with 2, 2′ tall vase centerpieces of all white hydrangeas, ‘Virginia’ roses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.¬† Lemon leaf and seeded eucalyptus draped down bottom of the vase. (Right) Close-up of the aisle hydrangeas. Beautiful stained glass windows added a wonderful backdrop to these flowers.

¬†The head table was decorated with 2 black lanterns¬†inside white hydrangeas, white spray roses, and orange ‘Miracle’ rose wreath centerpieces. All chairs were draped in an orange satin ribbon.

Another view of the lantern wreath centerpieces 

Some of the table centerpieces were white hydrangeas and roses, orange roses,¬†and Queen Anne’s Lace in 6′ glass cube vases.¬†

¬†Every table had a picture of the couple together at various stages of their relationship.¬† They were high school sweethearts and married after they graduated college. Say it with me….”Aw, how sweet”

 Bud vases containing orange roses were on some of the reception tables.

¬†Close-up of a reception centerpiece. White hydrangeas, orange roses, white Queen Anne’s Lace, and white roses in a glass cube vase.

Vintage Bottles

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I LOVE vintage bottles!!!¬† Who doesn’t, right?¬† My collection is getting extensive… husband has complained…

I found these beautiful old medicine bottles at a garage sale.  They were selling them for .25/ea which was a steal! I bought all of them. Some have a green/blue tint to them and most have a raised glass label on the frony.  I looked up the square ones online and found them going for $25-$45 a piece!  They will add such a great rustic, vintage feel to any centerpiece with a single garden rose or delicate flower in them.

Rains Wedding

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Weddings without a color scheme – how ¬†do you do it?¬† I actually like it when someone says “I don’t have colors but here’s how I want it to feel”.¬† And that’s exactly what I tried to do for Nikki’s special day!

 Rich, deep, wine colors make this wedding warm and beautiful!  Many natural elements such as moss, cedar wood candle pedestals, and distressed wood boxes also help to create a vintage and rustic theme.

Bridal bouquet of burgundy red dahlias, carnations, kangaroo paw, and green hydrangeas with various greens like lemon, purple smoke bush, clematis vine, lisianthus buds, and dock weed wrapped in a chocolate brown sheer fabric and tied with rope twine. 

 The different types of greens make this bouquet very natural and untamed while the rich, velvet colors of the dahlias, carnations, and kangaroo paw lend an air of sophistication.

¬†Bridesmaid bouquet of ‘Bluebird’ lavendar roses, lavendar lisianthus, peach stock, green hydrangeas, burgundy red kangaroo paw, and greens of lemon and purple smoke bush wrapped in rope twine.

 Making sure to not have all one color and style of flower makes this bouquet free-spirited and vintage.


Boutonniere of peach spray roses, purple smoke bush, burgundy red kangaroo paw, and twigs.

 Allowing the stems to show on boutonnieres gives it a less structured feel keeping in with the natural theme.

Table centerpieces of peach spray roses, purple smoke bush, purple lisianthus, burgundy carnations, peach stock, ‘Bluebird’ roses,¬†green hydrangeas, red kangaroo paw, seeded eucalyptus, and lemon leaf in¬†rustic wood boxes.¬†¬†

 Other tables were decorated with ivory candles atop short wooden log slices with pieces of moss placed in between. 

 Another wooden box centerpiece.  You can really see that dark purple smoke bush in this arrangement.  Amazing foliage!

 The candles and wood almost looked like a replication of something out of the landscape.  I can just imagine fallen logs in the woods somewhere with moss starting to grow around it.  So whimsical and romatic!

¬†You may notice not all the green flowers in these box centerpieces are hydrangeas.¬† I couldn’t get the right size and quantity of hydrangeas with my original order.¬† Here’s where I really shock myself sometimes….a few weeks before Nikki’s wedding, I noticed these beautiful green milkweed plants growing in the back field behind our house.¬† I did some research online on how to use milkweed as a cut flower.¬† They have latex that exudes from the stem when you cut them, very similar to poinsettias.¬† You must sear the ends of the stems after cutting with a flame.¬† I actually held them upside-down¬†and used the flame to seal the ends.¬† They will wilt at first when you put them in water but they will recover and last for quite a long time.¬† It’s a shame I don’t know where to purchase these – they really are lovely with lime green florets and purple centers.¬† They blend in great with those green hydrangeas too!


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Goodman Wedding

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Have I ever mentioned that blue delphinium is my favorite flower?!¬† Because it is…I love that it’s different than the regular fluffy rose and there aren’t many flowers that come in striking royal blue like delphinium.¬† Stunning!

Katherine’s wedding color schedule was royal blue and white.¬† Her dress was covered in delicate lace and intricate beadwork.¬† So her bouquet handle reflects that.

Bridal bouquet of white ‘Escimo’ roses, white spray roses, and blue delphinium wrapped in vintage lace and pearl bead buttons.

 Beautiful roses and delphinium next to a concrete urn.  Notice the delicate late on the bouquet handle that ties in the lace from her dress.

 The Gazebo at White Barn Estates is such a wonderful backdrop for any wedding. Here it is adorned with a greenery garland of blue delphinium, white roses, green pittosporum and italian ruscus.

 Close-up of the arch garland piece.

Conner Wedding

Oh April weddings, how I love thee ūüôā¬† There are few times of the year I can get peonies and that typically can’t happen after Mother’s Day.¬† That’s why I¬†love April weddings and think more brides should consider it the wedding month instead of June. Leah’s wedding color scheme¬†consisted of¬†golden yellow, royal blue, and metallic silver accents.


Bridal bouquet of all white ‘Blizzard’ roses, peonies, and stock with variegated hosta leaves and lamb’s ear. The bouquet was wrapped with a ruffled chiffon handle to match the bride’s dress and yellow pearl pins.



Here you can really see the bouquet handle in all its beauty. The bride’s ruffles on her dress match perfectly with¬†the bouquet. AND, those lamb’s ear and hosta leaves came straight from my garden! I feel so much pride when I can contribute to the decorations like that ūüôā

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Bridesmaid’s bouquets were all yellow spray roses, ‘Latina’ yellow roses, yellow peonies, and silver lamb’s ear and variegated hosta leaves wrapped in blue satin ribbon.


The ceremony was held at Bennett Chapel on the Oklahoma State University campus.  The aisles were lined with blue and yellow tissue paper pom poms.  The windows held hanging blue and silver ribbon with real flowers of yellow cremone mums and yellow button mums.


Lisa and Dale of PlanIt Events did an AMAZING job decorating this venue!  Their attention to detail is just overwhelming sometimes.  What a great team!


Up close of the ribbons and hanging flowers at the ceremony.


The reception was held at the Conoco Phillips Alumni Center.¬† Half of the tables were decorated with various size vases of yellow cremone mums, white ‘Blizzard’ roses, yellow ‘Latina’ roses, yellow button mums, and yellow solidago. The other half contained blue and white chinese lanterns in vases and rose petals.


Close up of the reception tables containing flowers. Various size vases, of yellow flowers.


Beautiful wedding!¬† I love the opportunity to¬†use flowers I can’t normally get during the year. I also enjoy showcasing my wide vase collection.¬† Those tiny jars once held baby food.¬† I just cleaned off the label after they were used.¬† Aren’t I “green”?!

One thing I will note, most websites advertise ‘Blizzard’ roses as being white.¬† They are actually ivory with a buttery yellow center.¬† They are white as long as they don’t open too much.¬† You can see in this picture some of¬†the ‘Blizzard’¬†roses that are starting to blow open are slightly yellow. It worked perfectly for this wedding but if you have a pure white bouquet, you may think of using ‘Akito’ or ‘Escimo’ instead. Also, ‘Blizzard’ and ‘Latina’ have a very large head for a rose.¬† They do not make good flowers for corsages or boutonnieres (unless you¬†like something the size of¬†a softball hanging on your lapel).