Winter 2019

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We were able to get into the venue a couple days before the wedding, so we could assemble the tablescapes and interior décor. We used vases, table runners, and brass candlesticks to create a unique and edgy bohemian look. We did our best to use flowers and decorations that would last past the wedding day. We incorporated the wedding favors into the the place settings and used them as place cards. The table florals were made up of air plants, pampas grass, and ivory roses in contemporary bud vases. I knew I wouldn’t have time to do everything myself so, for personal flowers and ceremony décor, I worked with Melissa from Poppytree Floral Designs in West Sand Lake, New York, and Weathered Wood in Troy, New York. We went back and forth with inspiration boards and sketches to create the perfect mix of florals and natural elements. Melissa truly brought those ideas to life. We went with a limited color palette for the event, so our bouquets were made up of mostly natural elements like pheasant feathers, pampas grass, and cotton stems. We added a giant ivory king protea to my bouquet. These elements carried over to the ceremony backdrop, which was a circular weathered wood structure, and the adornment for our Angel Chair—our way of remembering family members who are no longer with us.

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