Wedding Week : Blooms

While there were many decisions that organically grew from our year and a half engagement,
one thing was for sure from the get-go...PEONIES.

You have a very small window to use them, and we were in it.

We worked with the FABULOUS Event Floral.
Erin was such a pro, making all of our visions come to life.
They were kind and patient with my requests and had an arsenal of creative ideas to
compliment them as well.

I wanted the flowers to be grand, but neutral.  
I was so in love with my bouquet!
 I don't know anything about flowers, so giving her the description,
"Peonies, and other blush/neutral fluffy flowers, with hints of natural greens"
could have really gone anywhere, but she managed to get right inside my head
(hard to see because it blended right in, but my "something borrowed" 
was a lace hankie my mom used that i stuck inside the flowers)

all my girls had mini versions of mine

the boys all wore a rustic boutonniere with (much to my mother's dismay)
Todd's favorite beer cap in it.
It matched our color and our nod to antlers, and hey, he wanted it.
(Believe it or not, he didn't have too many opinions throughout the process, so when he liked something, he got it!)

Our sweet flower girl had the MOST beautiful floral crown, 
and a little basket full of pedals to drop down the aisle.
(I bought the basket at a flea market, not knowing that the lid didn't come all the way off, 
but being the big girl she is - she improvised)

Our venue was so gorgeous we wouldn't have had to do anything,
but we did some minimal flowers at the ceremony site...

a couple arrangements at the entrance

pedals on the ground of the "altar" and balls of baby's breath hanging in the trees above us

After the ceremony, everyone walked down the hill to the reception

and were greeted with this!


 We had three different centerpiece types:
 a small eclectic gathering of flowers, candles, wood slabs & antlers

a medium arrangement set inside a wood stump
surrounded by candles & antlers

and the tall arrangement, in a glass vase
...again with the candles & antlers

(Can we take a second for the table numbers? Hi girls!)

Our head table was one long log that the girls put their bouquets in when they sat down

we had a few other small arrangements on the welcome & dessert table,
but I've got to save those pics for tomorrow :)

So what do you think? Didn't Event Floral do a great job?
What kind of blooms did you use for your big day?
Do you love a peony as much as I do?

1 comment:

Erin Stoffregen said...


You are awesome! Event Floral had such a blast working with you and seeing all your ideas transform into such a beautiful, breathtaking wedding day! Our deepest congratulations and best wishes! Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us (and the world) ;)

The Event Floral team