our last wedding of 2018

January 26, 2019

I recently received photos from Alison May Photography of our last wedding of 2018 and there was a extra special treat waiting for me when I opened the email. There were some FILM PHOTOS in the gallery! Nothing tells a flower story better than film, just sayin’.

The wedding was on December 14th, 2018 at the Union League Club and it was a perfect way to end our year because I got to do the thing that I love most. I just got to make really pretty flowers. I didn’t have to organize a huge crew. There wasn’t a ceremony set up. Ladders were not involved, there wasn’t one single install.  The load in was relatively painless. We had tons of space on site to prep and we were given all of the time in the world just to style the tables and focus on the flowers. Everything about this wedding just aligned easily and perfectly.

Lauren is absolutely lovely and was so easy to work with.  She trusted us and gave us creative freedom from the beginning. Lauren only asked for two things. She did not want the Union League Club to feel overly Christmasy and she wanted a range of brighter, more saturated pink flowers. Red and pinks (with a hint of nude and / or black) is probably one of my most favorite color palettes. I love it so much that I had my latest long board especially glassed after this palette. Adding in the pinks with the reds that ran rampant throughout the Union League Club for the holidays definitely made the red feel more sexy, voluptuous and not so ho ho ho.

There was a mix of round and long tables in the reception space.  Each round table got a centerpiece in a low, gold bowl spilling with heirloom garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, scabiosa, pepper berry and amaryllis.  The long tables got a super lush, textural garland with taper candles in different heights and some really tall candelabras.  We had the base of the garlands made for us out of cedar, baby eucalyptus and seeded eucalyptus, minus the foliage. We added flowering jasmine and pepper berry with foliage to the garlands, making them more interesting and giving them even more texture.