Fall Wedding Bouquet Study
Upon the release of the University of Richmond Magazine, I received an email from Ann, a fellow alumnae whose daughter was about to celebrate her first wedding anniversary. She loved the idea of gifting the couple something to remind them of the stunning flowers—grown on the flower farm outside of Charlottesville where they were married—that were ever-present throughout their fall wedding.
This project felt like a combination of a Paperversary bouquet and a study. Selecting from the farm-grown varieties, we opted to focus on a collection of stems (as opposed to a gathered arrangement with greenery), highlighting a few of Ann's (and maybe my) favorites. This blend captures the essence of the original bouquet and table arrangements, and brings together a wonderfully fresh fall palette.
Here are a few photos highlighting the combination, which included carnations, roses and rosebuds, and another color variation of my new favorite, the alstroemeria.
I've included a few of the original photos that Ann sent me so you can get a feel for the plethora of options we had to choose from—heavenly!
"These are precious and perfect."
"the bride and groom swooned!"
My favorite stem from this project had to be the petite blush roses. I wanted to create a new style for this project, so I did a little research and found that the Dresden Doll variety looked quite similar to the style in the photos. I don't think is the last you'll be seeing of this bloom. (hint, hint!)
Ultimately I enjoyed this approach. The final collection is lovely and elegant, and something I imagine the couple will be able to use in many different ways over the years.
I've still got a few more October Anniversaries to share, but I especially loved the fun twist on this recreation. If you have an upcoming special event or project you'd like my help with, send me a note. With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the time to get on my calendar!