Matt and Michelle were the best couple to work with. They both really just loved each other and wanted to share their joy with those closest to them on their special day. As far as the floral theme… Michelle wanted a touch of class and elegance, while still maintaining her sense of fun and personality. She really gave me free reign as long as I had fun doing it and put a lot of love into it.
We incorporated a bold use of color along with a lot of more exotic flowers from Australia and New Zealand. For the bride’s bouquet we used Black Bacarra Roses, Green Cymbidium Orchids, Florex Gold Calla Lilies, Gloriosa Lilies and Fern Curls.
For the bridesmaids we used Black Bacarra Roses, Yellow Pincushion Protea, Hot Pink Celosia, Kangaroo Paw and Hypericum Berries. Against the girls’ chocolate brown dresses, the bright pink and yellow and the dramatic burgundy were both stunning and seasonally appropriate.
The cake was covered in red Freesia. Freesia has a nice “spicy” aroma to it and really gave the cake a modern feel.
The bar had pink and orange gladiolas with yellow mokara orchids – to match the pink, orange and yellow table decorations. There was a matching vase on the other side of the bar as well.
The seating chart table had a small arrangement tying in the green and brown undertones of the whole event. The cube vase was filled with Antique Hydrangea, Green Button Mums, Chocolate Cosmos, Scabiosa Pods and 2 Fern Curls turned to shape like a heart. This shot is terrible, but it was just too cute!
And finally… I was asked to help come up with some non-floral decor for the hall. We made 50 of these tissue paper balls and hung them from the ceiling to help the huge room at Longworth Hall feel more cozy and intimate. I thought it was the kookiest idea I had ever had at first, but in the end I thought it turned out quite nice. Actually, the bride using the hall the following week asked if they could be kept up for her event as well!
Vendors – The staff at Longworth Hall and Hilvers Catering were FANTASTIC to work with. Super accommodating and willing to do whatever needed to make the families happy with everything possible. The photographer was Julianna Boehm. Check out her website (http://www.juliannaboehm.com/
). Her portfolio is great and I can’t wait to see the pics from this event. Look for the professional shots in my portfolio once I receive them.