Shannon and I met at The Big Fake Wedding and I had the enormous honor of being chosen as her florist. One of my favorite elements of her Olympic Rooftop Pavilion wedding was their wedding arbor, her keepsake brooch bouquet and the obvious fun she, her new husband Nate and their bridal party had during the beautiful morning event!
Shannon and Nate wanted simply bouts for their groomsmen with a pop of royal purple for the groom.
One of my favorite elements is always the flower girl floral crowns! Check out this delicate blush and green one for their adorable little lady:
I grow all the succulents I use in my arrangements and Shannon and Nate wanted lots of succulents and greenery with pops of berry colored florals along their family-style reception tables.
The couple also utilized their bridal party bouquets for decor at the reception as well and this was near and dear to my heart and mission of helping brides and grooms figure out ways to maximize their florals not just for their budgets but for the good of the environment too!
Okay now it’s time to talk about my favorite aspect: the arbor. Shannon gave me specifics for the dimensions of the arch as well as her vision for the centerpiece of the ceremony. I was so excited to make it come to life and used lots of locally sourced jasmine and ivy vines, berry colored dahlias and roses and feathered eucalyptus for a romantic and ethereal feeling. We did a three piece, asymmetrical installation complete with draping courtesy of moi! I was so relieved it turned out the way it did because I have always admired designers who were really good with fabric draping and I was thrilled to actually pull it off!
Here’s the largest arrangement used for the couple’s head table as well! All these incredible shots are from Sarah Anne Photography. Check her work out on the web at sarahannephoto.com.