Jenny + Adam’s Bowing Oaks wedding last fall was more than two years in the making. Actually, 10 if you want to consider how long they’ve been together! The couple are high school sweethearts and knew from early on that they were a forever match. After getting engaged, planning began! But Jenny knew she wanted to wait until she finished school to have the actual wedding. We have to admit- it was one of our longest engagements, but so worth the wait!
Fantasy Floral Details
Bouquets: These were so fun to make! They had a lovely round, full shape. We used two timeless options- roses, hydrangea, as well as dusty miller, brunia berries (one of our favorite options for adding a hint of grey/silver to arrangements), and anemones (known for it’s bold, black center)! It was gorgeous! The bridesmaids carried slightly smaller versions of Jenny’s bouquet.
Boutonniere: Adam’s boutonniere was made with anemone and dusty miller. The groomsmen wore white roses.
Ceremony: A timeless, classic option- white rose petals lining the aisle!
Welcome signage: A greenery spray for the top of the signage with seeded eucalyptus, brunia berries, roses, and anemone.
Reception: Wood boxes with lots of fluffy, full white hydrangea, paired with dusty miller and brunia berry accents with pops of anemone.
Sweetheart table: Over the gold sequin linen, we placed white rose petals to accompany the repurposed bouquets as a centerpiece.
Cake topper: We topped her three small cakes with roses, brunia berries and seeded eucalyptus. The larger center cake also had anemone.
Venue: Bowing Oaks Plantation
Photographer: Lisa Silva Photography
Coordination: CK Design & Events
Makeup: Betsy’s Pro Makeup Artistry
Hair: The Bardot
Bar: The Perfect Pour
Catering: MOJO Old City BBQ
Rentals: Luxe Party Rentals
DJ: ProShow DJ
Shannon & Ben selected the Deerwood Country Club in Jacksonville for their wedding day. We don’t see Country Club weddings as often as we used to, but we still love them!
Fantasy Floral Details
Bouquets: Shannon’s bouquet was a cascading style with calla lily, roses, babies breath and ivy accents. The bridesmaid bouquets were made in a rounded posy style with blue and white hydrangea, accented with white roses.
Ceremony: the adorable flower girl carried a kissing ball made of white spray roses and light blue hybrid delphinium Large arrangements were placed on pillars that lined the aisle and defined the altar. These pieces included many of the same florals as the bouquets & flower girl’s ball- delphinium, hydrangea, roses with a variety of greenery/foliage.
Reception: we created tall, rounded centerpieces with fern, roses +hydrangea in the same combination of light blue and ivory/white. We used clear glass vases with room in the base for added “floating” style florals.
Venue: Deerwood Country Club
Planning: Elegant Weddings by Lisa
Photography: Dan Harris PhotoArt
Cake: Kakes by Katie
Ceremony Music: Jacksonville Strings
DJ: McGee Entertainment
Hair and MakeUp: Artistry by Erin
Transportation: AA Susie’s Limousine Service
Selecting a bouquet is an important decision (as are so many others in the wedding planning process). Your bouquet is an accessory, as well as a decor element. It’s where you begin to incorporate wedding style & color. And for some, sentimental meaning. From carrying a rose bouquet like your grandmother to including freesia for innocence and friendship, your bouquet is the most personal flower choice you’ll make on your wedding day.
The size, shape, color and floral selection in your bouquet all matter for conveying your wedding “theme”
Posy – The timeless option that most people think of when they say “bouquet of flowers”. A “tight” yet slightly organic style bouquet with lots of blooms, often hand tied or wrapped. We consider this the most popular for modern weddings.
Round – The other timeless option that many people immediately think of when referring to a wedding bouquet. This is a “dome” of flowers in a very tight, round ball shape. However, this isnt’ to be confused with the pomander, because the stems are still included. They’re usually wrapped pretty tight with ribbon, lace, twine, etc.
Cascade – We’re seeing a BIG comeback with cascading bouquets. This what what almost every bride married in the 70s and 80s had. Bountiful blooms cascading down the front. Large and in charge. Princess Diana’s has been one of the most memorable cascading bouquets.
Hand tied (aka garden style) – some people may refer to this style as bohemian, and we must admit, it does have a strong boho vibe. The nature of the design is very free form, loose and organic, with flowing, cascading ribbons and soft ‘edges”. It’s been a popular choice over the last couple of years and we don’t see any major changes in the near future. A greenery bouquet often fits into this category as well.
Nosegay – A small bouquet, also known as a tussie-mussie. These are really just bouquets that are smaller in size from the brides, great for mothers, grandmothers, flower girls and even bridesmaids. They’re usually in a more rounded or hand-tied style and often compared or confused with a posy. They’re very similar.
Pomander – This is an adorable option that is often seen carried by flower girls. It’s a full rounded circular bouquet suspended/hanging from a ribbon. Usually a single color of hydrangea or roses.
Composite – One giant flower! If you’ve ever pictured yourself walking down the aisle with a single stem but would prefer it to be the size of a more “traditional bouquet”, a composite style is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s basically a deconstructed and reconstructed flower. The best example would be a rose. We take hundreds of petals and recreate the “rose” in a gigantic, no way you could find this in nature, size. It’s quite the statement piece!
We think this article by Inside Weddings gives some great examples of what we’ve described above.
Although not defined yet, we’re also seeing a trend for bridesmaids to carry something a touch different- from a geometric open terrarium to a wire wreath with floral accents, couples are breaking the bouquet mold and trying something completely different! We’re ALL for expressing individuality and always up for a good challenge 😉
We specialize in floral artistry in all shapes, styles & sizes. We pride ourselves on creating the style that is best suited for our couple’s preference! We’d love to show you our portfolio and discuss YOUR perfect bouquet! Contact us today to schedule your free consult in the studio (or via video chat).
Today’s Multi-Cultural Destination Wedding will leave you in awe!
Rewa & Michaels’ wedding is a fantastic fusion of two cultures coming together for one love. This lovely couple resides in Atlanta but dreamed of celebrating their big day in Florida at the incredible Club Continental. Combining Rewa’s Hindu background & Michael’s Christian background they decided to honor both of their upbringings with 2 ceremonies.
Rewa’s traditional wedding ceremony was nothing short of mesmerizing, her family provided the customary Mandap decorated with vibrant fabric & banana leaves. These weddings featured 2 outfit changes from stunning red & gold embroidered traditional Hindu attire to a beautiful turquoise sari & a snazzy gray suit.
We decorated the large altar arrangements with white mums, white hydrangea, white snapdragons, red carnations & red mokara orchids. Rewa’s bridal bouquet was positively sensational with red anemones, seeded euch, white hydrangea & red hypericum berries and was then wrapped in gold for a finishing touch.
The reception hall was adorned in red & gold accents, from the gold table linens to the red candles to our floral centerpieces. The centerpieces were in gold compotes with red mokara orchids, red carnations, red asiatic lilies white hydrangea & red hypericum berries, everything was so colorful & warm. We can’t forget the eye-catching 3 tiered buttercream cake featuring small red blooms & berries pulling every detail together!
Appleseed Photography captured such wonderful moments that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Photography: Appleseed Photography
Planning: Coastal Coordinating
Venue: Club Continental
Flowers: A Fantasy in Flowers