It was beautiful day for a wedding on September 12, 2009. The day was perfectly sunny and unseasonably warm for that time of year. I had the opportunity to do wedding flowers for a very fun and creative bride named Nathalie. She had a vision for her wedding to incorporate a vintage and romantic feel in a garden-like setting. Her wedding took place on Harriet Island in a outdoor ceremony that overlooked the St. Paul skyline. Nathalie knew she wanted lots of textures and colors, but more importantly wanted the flowers to feel romantic, vintage, and like they were just plucked from the garden.
The bouquets had black magic roses, orange unique roses, solidago, green hypericum berry, light pink lisianthus, white button mums, vendela roses, orange spray roses, cream spray roses, and white ostrich feathers. They were finished off with a beautifully rich gold satin ribbon.
When Nathalie met with me to discuss her flowers, she really emphasized that the boutonnieres and corsages should be unique and non traditional, while encompassing the theme of her vintage garden wedding. We decided to forgo all flowers and use feather, greens, berries, and curly willow to make the boutonnieres really stand out.
To further emphasize the vintage look, Nathalie had collected various sized mason jars in different colors which were used to hold the centerpiece flowers, the pew flowers, and hundreds of candles. It was the perfect finishing touch to create her romantic, vintage garden wedding.
Nathalie was one of my favorite brides to work with in 2009! Check out Nathalie’s website at www.nakdesigns.com to see all the creative things she can do with invitations. The photos for this blog were provided by Jennifer Cress at www.jennifercress.com Jennifer does AMAZING photography and I highly recommend her!