i’ll keep it real- when it came to our wedding, the area i was most worried about was the flowers. i love savannah with all my heart, but it was tough to find a florist that worked in the style i wanted. i couldn’t afford to fly sarah from saipua down (my dream florist) so i worked with tricia to find someone that understood my love of vines, wildflowers and a mix of things that felt like they’d just been pulled from a garden. no floral balls, no red roses, no tall vases that block guests’ views- i wanted something simple and laid back. so i was thrilled to find julie and her team at garden on the square. julie really embraced our project and created loose, laid back arrangements that combined some of my favorite vines (like red jasmine) with gilded maidenhair fern fronds and a tiny baby feather here and there. the colors were so soft and perfect- it was so much more than i could have hoped for. and the wreath and chair flowers? they were so lush and gorgeous i wanted to drive them home with me- it killed me to not be able to bring them back to new york. they were too beautiful for words. before i get too carried away, i’ll jump into some of the other floral details from our big day. thanks again to julie for her incredible work and to belathee for their beautiful photos.
the table flowers were exactly what i was hoping for- everything felt like a party, but a laid-back, garden party. the tables were covered with burlap table cloths and then topped with 10 different vintage tea linens (found on ebay). julie chose a great mix of vintage bottles and jars from the paris market and brocante to fill will a wide range of flowers, including daffodils, lilacs, pink scotch broom, scabiosa, ranunculus, sea holly, rosemary, and maidenhair ferns.
the funny thing about my bouquet was that i barely got to spend any time with it. it was handed to me right before i walked out and then taken from me right after the ceremony. i had a brief moment to ooh and ahh over it and then- poof!- gone. so i’m really happy i have these photos to remember it by. julie did such a great job. i love the vintage velvet ribbon we used in all the bouquets. the coppery color was so nice against the pale greens and yellows.
CLICK HERE for the rest of the post (including the floral door wreath, chair swag, boutonnieres, bridesmaid bouquets, and floral hair details) and all 15 pictures after the jump!
a lot of people seemed surprised that i didn’t wear a veil for the wedding (i got a few “i’m shocked!” emails) but honestly- it’s not me. every time i tried one on i felt like i was wearing a costume- one that wasn’t exactly cheap. i thought about birdcage veils and all the other popular styles but in the end, i’ve always been a flower girl. so i decided to plunk the biggest, sweetest swelling gardenia bloom in my hair i could find. it was a really special moment when i mom placed it in my hair. then the next morning i woke up thinking “what’s the smell”? and pulled it out of my hair- smooshed from sleep but still smelling so lush.
the mens’ boutonnieres included delphinium, lisianthus buds, geranium foliage, veronica tips, and button ferns. aaron’s is on top, my dad’s is on the bottom right. bottom right image by tara donne for martha stewart weddings
the bridesmaids’ bouquets were all slightly different, but equally sweet. they included scabiosa, ornithogalum, snowberries, lisianthus flowers, and guinea plumage. after the ceremony they were grouped around the base of our cake.
i sent julie pictures of floral chair swag and didn’t give them a second thought. i totally forgot about them until i found our table and had my breath taken away by their lush-ness. good lord they were gorgeous. the peach colors- oh man. if i could drape myself in those every day i would. i would happily accept any jeers of “crazy flower lady!” if i could have these in my life on a daily basis.
last but not least- the wreath. ooooh boy, the wreath. julie knocked my socks off with this one. i wanted to wear it around my neck like a show horse. it was STUNNING. the colors, the depth of colors and textures. there are no words. it welcomed guests into the reception with such a beautiful southern grace. thank you to julie for creating such a beautiful wreath. image directly above and image above right by tara donne for martha stewart weddings.