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Red Wedding Bouquet

So….have you noticed I haven’t done weddings in a while? Yeah, me too. I really do miss it. I got a new position at work and unfortunately, it is not as laid back as my old position. Therefore, I don’t have as much time to work on flowers as I used to. I have, however, had bouquet requests from friends of friends (of friends, of friends….). Those are manageable. Here is the latest one:

Red Bouquet

A lovely bouquet of all red Gerbera daisies, ‘Charlotte’ roses, zinnias, and Indian Blanket (from my own backyard). All wrapped in a burlap and lace handle and oversized brown button. Perfect for a country wedding!

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Professional pictures by Treehouse Images: treehouseimagesbylorilockhart@gmail.com

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

Photo by www.jhodgesphotography.com

 

 

 

 

Thompson Wedding

Hot pink and green combo remix! It’s an awesome color scheme, so why not?!

Beautiful bridal bouquet of white and green hydrangeas with a splash of hot pink spray roses. The handle was accented with pearl pins.

Reception tables were decorated with plates of green apples and pink and green flowers or flower centerpieces. The greeting card table housed a black metal birdcase decorated with greenery and flowers.

Reception centerpiece arrangements consisted of white and green hydrangeas, hot pink and ivory roses, hot pink carnations, green spider mums, and green kermit button mums.

Other reception tables had plates, compotes, or wooden boxes of green apples sprinkled with hot pink or green flowers.

Bridesmaid bouquets were hot pink standard and spray roses, hot pink celosia, and green kermit button mums.

Boutonnieres were hot pink spray roses and green myrtle.

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.¬†

(Photo by http://www.blueelephantphotography.com/)

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!

(Photo by http://www.blueelephantphotography.com/)

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.

(Photo by http://www.blueelephantphotography.com/)

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

(Photo by http://www.blueelephantphotography.com/)

(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.

Ford Wedding

Shades of purple were the focus of this wedding. Beautiful eggplant, plum, lavender, and just a touch of white.

Bridal bouquet of purple lisianthus, purple stock, seeded eucalyptus and lemon leaf wrapped with plum purple ribbon and a mother-of-pearl flower pin.

The sign-in table held vintage photos of the couple’s relatives.¬†This centerpiece was comprised of ‘Cool Water’ roses, purple hydrangeas, purple lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus, and lemon leaf in a square glass vase.

The altar arrangement was made up of ‘Cool Water’ roses, purple and white hydrangeas, and purple stock in a 2′ glass pilsner vase.

Plan It Events did it again with these AMAZING reception tables! They have at least 3 of these candleabras available to rent as well as a huge variety of vases. Dale and Lisa are always a pleasure to work with. They are the kind of people that go above and beyond to make sure your wedding day is perfect.  I highly recommend them for wedding planning!

Half of the reception tables were decorated with¬†these 4-branch tabletop candleabras¬†holding white¬†tapered candles and white ‘Virginia’ and lavender ‘Cool Water’ roses flower arrangements.

The other half of the tables were various size vases of submerged purple mini calla lilies, purple dendrobium orchids, and white spray roses with river rocks anchoring the flowers.

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!

 

Bride and Groom Page

Photo by J Hodges Photography www.jhodgesphoto.com

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.