When I first met Sarah I instantly knew she was going to not only be an LBK bride, she was going to be someone I would just want to hang out with. Designing she and Cam's fall wedding was a dream and they are to date some of the most laid back folks I know. Every so often you meet a couple who's love inspires you and refills your well.
Sarah and Cam are that kind of couple.
From the very brining Sarah was most excited about having a Fall wedding and embracing all the romance the season evokes. I proposed a design with lots of depth and texture to create a wispy yet lush and layered floral palette. Blush, peach, caramels, and gorgeous golden hued foraged fall greenery abound in garden roses, dahlias, blushing bride protea, and ranunculus to name a few.
When I begin creating a design for my clients, I take a lot of time to really get to know who they are, their style, their likes, their dislikes, their vision, to create a design that is authentic, unique, and beautiful.
Sarah has amazing style and is a classic beauty with an almost victorian era romance with a bohemian vibe. Cameron is a total Southern gentleman, an avid outdoorsman, who sports the biggest smile when he is with his bride.
I wanted to create a design that complimented both of them, who they are, and who they are together as a couple. I articulated that by balancing Sarah's feminine chic with lots of foraged fall elements and wild grasses as an ode to Cameron's love of the outdoors. We used lots of foraged fall greenery, bay leaves, wild grasses, smoke bush, and dried pods for Cameron and lush richly textured blooms in blush and peach like garden roses, cafe au lait Dahlias, and peach ranunculus for Sarah.
Sarah's bouquet is to date on of my favorite.Lush, full, delicate and dripping in whimsy texture.
She loved dahlias and the cafe au lait's did not disappoint. Stunningly delicate blushing bride protea and Italian ranunculus added depth accented with dried pods, bay leaves, golden fall forage and hanging amaranths all finished in a hand dyed silk ribbon.
Her maids were a perfect compliment in similar pallet but smaller in size. Each lady had their own unique bouquet but we chose to keep the same recipe just adding variations to each for an overall more organic look. Sarah opted to have all her gals sporting the same hand dyed silk ribbon as her bouquet taking the romantic look up a notch.
We love a Bride who has good taste!
Sarah's groom, Cameron, was such a classic southern gentleman. They all looked sharp in the black tie tuxes which added to the elegant romance of their wedding.
For their boutonnières we chose blushing bride as the main focal point. I choose this because I wanted something delicate but with lots of texture. When designing, I tend to make my boutonnieres subtle but soft & elegant which definitely still makes a statement... I feel that less generally is more, you don't have to cram all types of ingredients together just because it may appear small in your hands. Just remember where these little ones are being placed! #designertip
"I love you without knowing how,
or from where."
- Pablo Neruda
Cameron was so sweet to watch on wedding day. He was beaming all morning and down right giddy leading up to the first look. While all of that is enough to make you know Sarah's in good hands, the week of the wedding Cameron called and checked in with me to make sure everything was going to be ok. Sarah was having the very usual wedding week anxiety but this was escalated by the fact that hurricane Harvey had just touched down and more bad weather was scheduled the weekend of their wedding. Cameron wanted advice for how to ease Sarah's mind. He was already looking after her, thinking of her needs, and being a fixer. He was so present for her concerns. It was literally such an inspiring thing to see. Usually the Groom is a little less than involved, but Cameron was an exception.
I love so many of the details from Sarah and Cam's wedding. Every one was so thought filled. Every bit of that wedding felt like the two people I got to know and the two people who shared vows that day. I think thats always the goal - but when you have two people who are so authentic it makes your palette that much more better to begin with.
The whole design was based on balance.
We chose lots of elegant features but balanced them with more humble elements. So choosing to use kraft paper with hand written details dropped over our antique white mantel for her welcome sign and a large menu for guests at the reception.
The reception was a stunning mix of vintage bohemian chic with elements of the season. Fall was never done so elegantly.
Centerpieces were a mix of vintage brass vases and fall greenery and we simply re-used some floral elements from the ceremony on others. Don't be afraid to ask your floral designer about this option. It's a great way to save money but not cut back on the look you want for both aspects of your event.
For more of Sarah & Cam's intimate riverside wedding check our portfolio link found on the homepage.