May 29, 2014
Lauren & Jordan were married on a Thursday last August on a day that not only was her grandparents wedding anniversary, but her mom’s birthday as well!
I get all types of brides – from the super-planner, to the relaxed ‘I’m along for the ride’ kind. From the time I met Lauren, she was so calm and easy going. I felt like I asked her a bazilion questions and her answers were always something along the lines of ‘sure, sounds good’ (not her exact words, but you get the point!). I usually go over every little teenie tiny detail with my brides about their florals, and of course did so with Lauren. I like to make sure every little last flower is loved and that every spot that needs flowers is thought of. Lauren trusted me fully to almost just do whatever I wanted (of course, fitting her theme and colors!). I honestly felt like I could have completely changed her order and she wouldn’t have cared (I would never do that!… but you know what I mean!). I love when I’m trusted to run with it – and that helps me to really nail it! No restrictions on flower types or combinations! Anything I could have come up with, I honestly feel she would have approved without even needing to see the flower types. That’s how cool-as-a-cucumber she was. She actually reminds me of my little sister — another reason I love my ‘job’. Using all sorts of funky combinations of flowers isn’t always possible depending on theme, colors and textures needed. But, with Lauren’s I was able to combine some things that I can’t usually use in other wedding designs. Because Lauren had a rustic theme, many types that wouldn’t fit for other wedding styles were really a perfect fit for her style!
Okay, now for some flower drooling!
Her bouquet with his boutonniere (that she made!) in a box that Jordan made!! How cool?!The wedding was supposed to take place outside on the porch of the Riddick House (another cottage on Stevenson Ridge property), but as fate would have it and as a sign of goodluck – like her Grandparents wedding 65 years prior, it downpoured :-) So, we moved her floral pieces indoors, incorporating the large pieces onto the mantle and adding hand tied fern bouquets to the chairs – they were supposed to be a garland, but we reworked them to fit here! See, moving venues last minute can be just as fabulous!Lauren included details in memory of family members in the ceremony space (the blanket on the chair)The Lodge, Chapel – how cute is that burlap runner?!
Stevenson Ridge is FULL of all sorts of fun photo spots with antique civil war items – I just love it there! It’s like going back in time :Doh man…A locket with her grandmother’s photoSome crates from her family farm that we used as flower props!this blanket was also a tribute to a loved oneokay okay, I just loved her bouquets!how cute are they?
…and I had to include one of Lauren with her momma – I just adore them!!after the ceremony at the Lodge, they had an intimate reception in the Riddick House another family item – the family mailbox! :-)
Ceremony & Reception | Stevenson Ridge, Riddick House
Ceremony/Bouquet Flowers | Anthomanic
Catering | Mosaic
Hair | Kellie Walsh at Barberella
Officiants | Buddy and Gaye Marston
Invitations | Minuteman Press of Fredericksburg
Cotton Wreaths | TALLCOTTONnPEAS (etsy)
Cake | Cakes by Terry