About a year ago, last April, I started working with event designer Amber Housley of Sweet Life Designs and Mary Alice of A Delightful Day on the floral concepts for Carli & Spence’s fun wedding reception at The Country Music Hall of Fame. The concept: a modern, vintage carnival of love in sherbet inspired shades. Key elements included hearts, fun vibrant colors, and a carnival theme:
The color story is above: soft pastels to rose pink, cream, pale orange, and vibrant greens. We were so lucky to have this wedding featured on Style Me Pretty! All our beautiful images are from Creative Push,
Fun and true story: Carli & Spence were wed in Hawaii and this image of their wedding is the one that inspired my fiance to suggest that we do the same (we are getting married in that very same spot!)
Guests entered the reception and found their seating assignments through lolipops with their names. Prior to the dinner reception, the guests went upstairs to the rotunda and viewed a video of the couple’s wedding in Hawaii and enjoyed snacks and pre-dinner cocktails: The long table was accented with low and lush squares of vibrant color. Behind the buffet, we festooned the fountain wall with cylinders and hearts made of flowers:
A clustered trio of flowers with a low square: the vases were wrapped in pink and green shantung and accented with ribbon bands that coordinated to the wedding colors.
I thought a floral table number would be fun. We came up with the idea of making the number a heart, then used the same font Amber used for the invitations to print and then carve out the actual numbers, and inserted them via painted paint stirrers:
The centerpieces featured a base of soft pink hydrangea, roses in soft orange and yellow, dahlia, carnations, button mums and spray roses.
The bride carried a toss bouquet of roses, dahlia, and spider mums, and we embellished the handle with ribbons in all of her colors:
And Spence wore a buttonhole with a vibrant green spider mum:
One of the coolest things about the reception was the carnival component: The bride and groom offered their guests a fun variety of carnival games, from a ball toss to caricature tables. For the ball toss, we filled fishbowl style vases with floating flowers:
Stay tuned for part II, where we’ll show off all the delicious treats, amazing dessert bar, and more!