Today was a beautiful, windy fall day and it reminded me so much of this wedding day at Bishops Bay last year. It’s Sydney & Mike’s first anniversary, and what better way for me to document the day than with a blog post?
If I could pick a couple words to describe this day they would be: fun, elegant and beautiful. This lakeside cocktail party was full of so many pretty details, and I’m really excited to share some of them with you. A big thanks to Valerie Halling for perfectly capturing the day and sharing photos with me.
We focused our floral on seasonal blooms and used a mix of cream, blush, raspberry and burgundy to pop against the stunning dusty blue hues incorporated in the wedding party attire and reception napkins.
Centerpieces were created in two different styles to create a bit of visual interest in the tented reception space. I’m a big fan of having different centerpiece styles. It makes the eye travel up and down in a space instead of every table having the same thing. A trio of pillar candles in clear glass vases was accented with loose greens and flowers on half the tables. The other half of the tables featured a footed gold compote bowl overflowing with lush, textural blooms. Gold mercury glass votives were used throughout the space to make the two styles of centerpiece cohesive.
And I’m always a proponent of reusing items to create the most impactful display with items you’ve already paid for. Repurposing the bridal party bouquets down the head table or kings table by chopping them off low and then dropping them into opaque vases gives the illusion of a very lush tablescape without any extra investment.
A huge congratulations again to Sydney & Mike as they celebrate their 1 year anniversary. Thank you for trusting us to create your floral for your special day!
I’m terrible at blogging. There. I said it. Apparently you’re supposed to post more often than once every two+ years? Meh. I’d much rather be designing flowers, ordering fun new seeds, digging in the dirt, playing with the dogs or spending time with Matthew.
But, alas, there are so many gorgeous weddings and events we’ve done, and I really should be sharing them with you all!
I was SO excited to do the flowers for this wedding. First of all, Amanda & Thad were awesome clients. Secondly, it was photographed by the amazingly talented duo Laura & Ben at Laura Zastrow Photography. And finally, Matthew and I were married in January, so I have a soft spot in my heart for winter weddings. This one did not disappoint. I loved all the wild rustic goodies worked into these bouquets. The burgundy dahlias, the white and black anemone, the pinecones. Yum.
I mean look at these two, aren’t they the cutest?
Matthew and I were married inside the Wisconsin State Capitol, so these pictures inside the capitol and outside the Capitol doors really brought me right back to our wedding day.
The reception was held at The Edgewater. It is one of the most beautiful venues in the city. I think this simple rustic cake they chose is just adorable.
Huge congratulations to Amanda & Thad – your day was absolutely gorgeous! And a giant thank you to Laura and Ben for the beautiful photos.
I finally got around to organizing my photos. I simply CANNOT believe there are so many real weddings that I never blogged here. Let’s do something to rectify that, ok?
Chris & Coelle were marred over three years ago, but their wedding was one of my absolute favorites of the 2012 wedding season. I’m going to share it with you this evening! With fabulous photos by Andrea Paradowski Photography it’s no surprise this wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty!
Chris & Coelle were married in the fall but I loved that they decided to do bright shades of orange and yellow instead of a more traditional fall palette. This was our first time doing a wedding at O’Brien Barn and it’s truly a lovely venue. I love a rustic Wisconsin barn wedding!
I love bouts and corsages – they are like tiny little pieces of art. Bright ranunculus pop against the gray neutrals.
Chris and Coelle put so much effort into the little details. A dessert table adorned with a homemade bunting? An apple basket full of programs? So cute!
A huge congrats to Chris and Coelle, and a big thank you to Andrea Paradowski for sharing such lovely photos with us.