After meeting with Katie, it was very quickly clear that, while keeping the florals elegantly designed, it was important to maintain a relaxed and whimsical feel to the design as well. What a wonderful challenge and we were certainly excited to get to design Katie & Kyle’s beautiful wedding flowers!
The venue chosen was the beautiful Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA. which feature old world beautiful wood and plaster detailing in the ceremony space and a modern and open backdrop for the reception. The Crocker is a great venue choice and allows the florals to really stand out!
Creating floral designs and decor that work with both the traditional ceremony room and the contemporary reception area is always a fun challenge.
The floral wedding arch was a last minute addition to the design plan. It really helped transform the oak paneled room and create a focal point for Katie & Kyle’s vows. Since the room was so beautifully traditional we thought it would add a bit of a surprise and contrast to use a rustic twig arch draped in greenery garlands and lush flowers as the ceremony backdrop.
Katie wanted the bouquet to be romantic, relaxed and whimsical. We designed a romantic collection of garden-like blooms with greenery and textural elements. By creating the design in a slightly asymmetrical, rounded shape with tendrils of greenery trailing from the bouquet, this added to the feeling of garden-inspired casulness.
The bouquet was kept in shades of white, ivory and green and the stems were tied with ivory French taffeta ribbon. Greenery such as Italian ruscus, Umbrella fern, Seastar fern and Jasmine vine were entwined with Patience garden roses, white Majolica spray roses and white Ranunculus. When combined, the mix of elegant flowers and foliage gave the garden-like, relaxed whimsical flowers Katie had envisioned.
Katie wanted the bouquet design for her bridal party to mimic hers so similar foliage was used. The Patience garden roses were replaced with White Dove roses and white Freesia and the stems were tied with gold ribbon keeping them slightly different but still complimenting Katie’s bouquet.
Since the room in which the reception was held was more contemporary, we design the centerpieces with a loose and garden-like esthetic. By adding more ferns and tendrils of greenery, the relaxed whimsical feel of the bouquets were mimicked in the reception flowers. To then keep the displays elegant, we paired the florals with a muted silver stand and gold and silver mercury glass votives. Both the vintage feel of the votives and the elegant height of the centerpieces gave the reception decor a bit of a “Wow!” factor.
Alternate tables had a cut glass cylindrical vase surrounded by a floral wreath. Keeping florals low means conversation can flow and lots of toasts can be made and enjoyed!
Thank you Katie & Kyle for letting us share your perfect day. We really appreciate the wonderful words you had that followed afterwards too…
“Shannon was an absolute DREAM to work with at Flourish! She was extremely professional, sweet, and most importantly, so incredibly creative with her floral designs. I shopped around a bit when looking for a wedding florist, and most of the designs I saw looked very generic and similar to each other. The flowers at my wedding were far and away more beautiful than anything that I could have imagined and I received compliments all night from the wedding guests and other vendors at the event. She called me back promptly and provided an initial consultation, sent me the proposal and invoice, and then we met face to face at her office so that she could show me different ideas. She was able to work within our budget and put us at ease. I even asked for a last minute change to add a floral & green arch at the wedding ceremony which she was able to pull off without a hitch. My dream wedding was turned into a reality all because of Shannon. Thank you!!”
PHOTOGRAPHER – Tina Norton Photography
VENUE – Crocker Art Museum