This past labor day weekend, I had the pleasure of working with Megan & Andrew on their wedding flowers. They were married at the Opryland Hotel at the Crystal Gazebo, followed by some party down fun in the Magnolia Ballroom. Their colors were predominately whites & Creams, with green as an accent. The bride wanted a touch of purple in her bouquet– a great contrast and complement to her color scheme.
Photographs courtesy of Myrick Studios
Prior to her wedding, Megan and I never met! She lives near NYC, so we did all of our consultation and planning via Gmail Chat! We corresponded with pictures and discussion topics about what she wanted for her wedding. Megan wanted something that used her two key colors (white and green) but that was not too contemporary and that was a lower centerpiece look. About six months before the wedding, she sent me some pictures that inspired her, and from these, we came up with her centerpieces and bouquets.
Megan’s inspired images:
Because of the distance, we did some mock up centerpieces and a mock up bouquet so that Megan could see what her flowers would look like on the big day:
Megan loved the texture and depth of the bouquet with a mixed of open and closed roses, the peeking button mums, and the deep contrast of the vivid purple lisianthus.
And now, on to the big day:
I love this image of the entire bridal party holding their bouquets:
Megan’s bouquet: green dutch hydrangea paired with purple lisianthus, vendela and escimo roses, and green button mums, with ivory double faced satin ribbon and embellished with a brooch accented with pearls:
The bridesmaids carried bouquets of ivory hydrangea, green button mums, green hypericum berries, and vendela and escimo roses hand tied with mossy green double faced satin latticed with ivory satin and embellished with pearl headed pins:
The centerpieces featured green button mums, ivory spider mums, ivory cushion poms, and green hypericum in a six inch cube vase filled with coffee beans:
One last look at the centerpieces:
I was so very happy to work with Megan and Andrew on their wedding flowers, and their comments that followed– “I absolutely loved all the arrangements that you made. Thank you so much for everything. Everyone was raving about the flowers! They were so beautiful,” are the words I live for! Thanks for letting me share in your day, guys, and congratulations!
A last look at the toss bouquet: we amped up the purple and green elements and it’s just so pretty for a last look:
Check out Myrick’s blog post for more pics from this fab wedding: http://blog.mikecowart.com/2009/10/andrew-megan-yates-opryland-wedding-photography/