happy christmas eve! i’m popping in for a quick hello and and an even quicker wedding update from last week. last wednesday (the one month(!!!) mark until the wedding), my mom, S and i met with our florist, siren floral, co. for a sneak peek of the floral design elements of our big day (specifically the tablescapes) and you guys, it looked amazing! if i’ve learned anything over the course of the last eight months of planning it’s that choosing your vendors is key. we have been blessed to work with vendors who really “got” our vision right from the start and it has made all the difference.
anyway, back to the flowers 🙂
if you recall from this post, given the time of year in which we’ll be married, i had realistic expectations with regards to the blooms themselves. i figured we’d be at the mercy of whatever was in season this time of year. instead, i gave the siren team visual examples (thanks, pinterest) and a color palette of whites, mossy and hunter greens. with that guidance, rachael let her creative juices flow and when we arrived at her studio on wednesday evening, we were greeted with a full mock-up of what a table might look like the night of our wedding.
and as expected, she nailed it.
the arrangement incorporated a mixture of white peonies, garden roses, and one of my childhood favorites, snapdragons (as well as other filler greens). per our suggestion, she kept it very organic, allowing for the blooms to appear as they were essentially “climbing” out of the urn. though we loved the pedestal vessel, we all agreed it was slightly too tall, especially if our guests want to converse across the table, so we’ll ultimately use something a little more shallow. to continue with the romantic intimate vibe of the wedding, we’ll accent the table with votive and prayer candles as well as amber-colored medicine jars.
to avoid having our reception look too uniformed, we’ll actually alternate the tables with the above centerpieces and lush garland runners made of primarily olive branches and other dainty blooms. while we didn’t get a sneak peek of those, i have full confidence they will be the perfect manifestation of all my pinterest dreams.3