I was recently asked who my ideal clients are in an interview, and I answered Kate and James... Umm, what I mean is I answered that my ideal clients are people who trust me to do my job and appreciate the work that I do for them. The couple who sprang to my mind immediately when I was answering that question were Kate and James. :) Aww. I just loved working with them.
Kate found me a mere couple of months before her wedding and I LOVED her immediately. She was a planner from Portland with FLAWLESS taste and an eye for detail. We worked closely together to collaborate on the overall look and feel of her flowers. They were getting married at Brasada Ranch so she wanted her flowers to be rustic but elegant, just like the venue. Her colors were classic ivory and blush and these were a couple of the photos that she sent me for inspiration:
Beautiful, right?! Now you see why I was so excited! Of course, we put our own little spin on things. Kate loves wine and so I wanted to sort of nod to that a bit and add slight touches of unexpected burgundy to her pale palette. Oh, and when I asked her what kinds of flowers she loved and disliked, she responded that she loved dahlias (YAY!), garden roses (YAY!), and anemones(YAY!), and hated carnations. I was like, "Whoa, hold up now, wait until you see the carnations I can get... You'll change your mind. They are this heritage French variety that is absolutely stunning!", and I sent her this photo:
... which totally changed her mind. :)
So, let's talk about Kate's bouquet, because I think that the bride's flowers indicate what the flowers for the rest of the event should look like. Kate had chosen a classic Vera Wang gown with a tulle overlay. She wanted her bouquet to be organic, but not wild, medium sized, and more of an oval shape. I chose to differentiate her bouquet with touches of burgundy and keep her bridesmaid's bouquets in the simpler blush and ivory palette. Here's what I made for her:
Her bridesmaids were going to wear the most adorable little black fit and flare cocktail dress. Their bouquets were a smaller, simpler version of Kate's. Here's what they looked like:
James decided that he and his groomsmen wouldn't wear boutonnieres, but we made some really beautiful corsages for their mothers:
The below photos from the wedding are all by photographer Marina Koslow.
The centerpieces came together beautifully. We chose to create a garden inspired arrangement in a wooden box planter similar to her inspiration image that she had shared with me. Again, I added the burgundy pops which brought in some highs and lows to the overall look. This is what my car looked like in preparation for delivery:
I just love seeing everything packed up and grouped together. It makes me feel so accomplished right before delivery.
Here are some photos of the reception by photographer Marina Koslow:
Working on this wedding was such an honor and SOOOO MUCH FUN! I also had the two greatest assistants, my fabulous freelancer Lucinda and my good friend Wallis of Wallis Creative to help me execute and set up everything . This was the three of us after our set-up was complete as captured on my Instagram feed. :)
Until next time!
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