With all the lovely weddings we’ve been taking part of, sometimes it gets a little crazy around here and we forget to take pictures of our work! Luckily, for Carolyn and Justin’s Lake Geneva wedding we stopped to smell the roses and took some pictures and video of our beautiful arrangements. Yes…we said video…Carolyn’s bridal bouquet was so large and in charge that our pictures just didn’t do it justice!
Carolyn and Justin had their wedding at a family’s property in Lake Geneva. She wanted lots of bright colors that would pop against her rustic, wooded wedding. She loved the organic, free form look with lots of texture. We used a variety of flowers, ranging in traditional flowers to the non-traditional wildflower blooms and succulents.
Above from left to right: Orange and hot pink spray roses with orange thistle and scabiosa pod boutonniere . Succulent, scabiosa pod and greens boutonniere. Orange and pink spray roses with scabiosa pod, orange thistle and yarrow.
Since it was a backyard wedding, a backdrop was needed for the ceremony. Carolyn chose our birch arch and adorned it with peonies, sunflowers and alstromeria. It definitely made a statement and was the perfect focal point for the ceremony. She chose very natural looking table runners that we made out of various greens, and added pops of color for some and pops of white for the others. For the highboys, we did a very simple arrangement in a mason jar as to not take up too much room on the table. Instead of traditional place cards, Carolyn found a fun way to display her guest’s seating assignments by hanging them all on a ladder. We placed flowers on and around the ladder to accent these pieces. Table numbers, signage and seating charts were done in house by our stationery designer DCo Lovenotes and complimented her natural theme with a green, organic tree disc design.
The bouquets were simply stunning. Since Carolyn had such a large variety of flowers she liked we had so much fun designing everything. The bridesmaid bouquets were very colorful with sunflowers, dianthus, red roses, yellow, pink and orange spray roses, fuchsia stock, orange thistle, scabiosa pods and various greens.
Although all Carolyn’s wedding flowers were beautiful, her bouquet really stole the show. One of our larger bouquets to date, it had everything! It’s usually pretty easy to photograph a wedding bouquet, but none of our pictures could do it justice, so we had to take a video so you could really take in all it’s splendor!