The setting: Winehaven Winery | Chisago City, Minnesota
The requests: cream, burgundy and blush with good textures for the personals, additional stems needed to enhance the faux greenery being used to decorate the reception tables
The details: one bridal bouquet, three bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres for groomsmen, mothers, fathers, and grandparents. We also had a couple small arrangements to be set on display tables, and we provided approximately 100 fresh cut blooms to decorate the reception tables
When we started to discuss florals for this fall winery wedding a couple requests started leading the conversations: the bride loved the look of white anemone and she wanted burgundy dahlias to tie in with the bridesmaid dresses and the groom’s suit (yes, it was burgundy!).
We utilized cream and blush roses, white anemone, white alstroemeria, burgundy carnations, burgundy dahlias (a few even grown in the bride’s mom’s garden!), burgundy hypericum berries, leucadendron, and eucalyptus and israeli ruscus greenery.
The mix of large focal blooms like the dahlias and roses mixed with the small textural details of the hypericum berries and the alstroemeria brought the bride’s vision to life.
We added in gold accents to round out the design: bouquet ribbons and vases.
The variation of colors in the bouquets tie the bridesmaid dresses and groom’s suit together without being too matchy-matchy and allow some contrasting colors so the beautiful flowers don’t fade away in the photos.
Extra stems (approximately 100+) were all cut on site, day-of, to ensure freshness. Each bloom was carefully placed to enhance the centerpieces and help to liven up the faux greenery that was used. This is such a great way to maximize a budget – use real blooms and faux greenery.
We are so thrilled with how everything turned out and are so thankful to Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright for trusting us to be their floral vendor on their wedding day!
Photos: Adam Kennedy Photography