This weekend, we designed the florals for Allison and Michael’s killer wedding out in the lovely Brenham. Working with coordinator Paula Growden of Beautied Events was a dream come true, and her execution was stunning. We were just honored to be a part of it! Using deep aubergine tones, oxblood hues, and some softer pops of blush and peach underlined by luxe greenery and wispy touches, the entire look seemed as if it had just been picked from the garden and displayed on the tables overlooking rolling countryside. Yep … it was as unbelievable as it sounds. And we just can’t wait to see Heather Curiel’s amazing images documenting the day. In the meantime, y’all will have to settle for my embarrassing iPhone photo taken outside of the church where our Bride and Groom said their vows. I had to get a picture of this bouquet though, it was a fall-inspired beaut if I ever saw one. Let’s break it down shall we (insert 90s rap background music here):
Dahlias: These MASSIVE purple Dahlias stood front and center on Saturday. Monopolizing most of our vessels due to sheer size, we had to insert the mack-daddy of all the Dahlias into Allison’s bouquet. This was the anchor. I always like to have an anchor stem that all of the other stems compliment. Well, to NOT use these Dahlias as the anchor stem would be a crime. A true, huge, crime. So, here she sits, front and center.
Juliet Garden Roses: Nothing is quite so purty as a Juliet Garden Rose. Juliet Roses are a kind of David Austin Rose along with our favorites like Kiera, Beatrice (hello, yellow beautiful roses), and Patience (also featured here). Juliet’s can attribute their popularity to the way the petals fade in an almost ombre like fashion. All we know is, these bad boys really softened the overall wildflower look of the bouquet
Patience Cream: Another soft stem, the buttery color of this garden rose offers a subtlety to the overall stronger hues that we used throughout the design. Plus they are just pretty, okay?
Dark Hearts Roses: Now, we’ve heard that red roses are cheesy time and time again. We couldn’t disagree more. These Dark Hearts were the color that we needed to unify that stunning Dahlia and the softer shades we folded in. We never recommend going from dark to light with no transitional shade in between. It illuminates the flaws in the lighter color stem giving a less cohesive and pristine look. So, ta-da, Dark Heart Roses, ladies and gents.
Ornithogalum: Yeah, I don’t really know how to say it either, but it looks great, doesn’t it? The fluttery white bloom that juts off the bright green center boasts this black eye that really plays well with the darker-meets-lighter shades and the overall just picked from the garden look. A great and unexpected inclusion.
Privet Berries: Typically you see a darker colored privet berry. Unfortunately (or fortunately, however you choose to look at it) these privets hadn’t darkened yet so they were still a bright green. Ultimately, this allowed for more texture play with our greenery, so you won’t get too many complaints out of me … though I was hoping for an almost black colored berry. But you win some you lose some. Que Sera, Sera.
Italian Ruscus and Nandina: I used oodles of Ruscus, Eucalyptus and Nandina in these arrangements and bouquets, and couldn’t be happier about the combo!
Cheers to Allison and Michael! We were so thrilled you included us in your day!
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