Jessica and Brad are celebrating their 2nd anniversary today and I thought I would tell you a little bit about their wedding flowers and a few other details from their special day!
This was a very special wedding for me since I was the sister of the bride! I had the privilege of being the Matron of Honor as well as the wedding florist! The location for the ceremony and reception was also very special since it was our parents house on Lake Murray. There were so many personal touches incorporated in this wedding and I’m honored to have been a part of it along with our very special family & friends and some great wedding professionals too!
Jessica and Brad worked with Beth DeRidder (Columbia Printing & Graphics) and created some of the coolest invitations and programs I have ever seen! The invitation was actually a CD that included some of their favorite songs and the program was like a playbill with production and set design credits, etc. Very creative and unique!
Jessica found her gorgeous dress at BellaVista. I had the pleasure of dress shopping with her and our Mom and you should have seen her face light up when she found “THE DRESS”.
Their wedding color scheme was chocolate brown and ivory. We mixed in dark orange with some of the flowers for a little punch of color! Jessica carried ivory roses, calla lilies and white oriental lilies in her bouquet and I carried white calla lilies in mine. All of the corsages and boutonnieres were made out of white calla lilies, as well.
We constructed an arch for the ceremony on the wedding day (with a little assistance from the Groom), made of birch branches and added stems of white dendrobium orchids. We draped a greenery garland all the way down the aisle and added orchid blooms for a finishing touch. We also placed ivory rose petals down the aisle. When weddings take place at a home you are able to incorporate flowers in unique places such as a bird bath, where we added a ring of flowers in rich fall tones. We designed vases of mango calla lilies and greenery and placed on the food tables. There was also a vase of white calla lilies in memory of each of the Grandparents that had passed away.
For the reception we made centerpieces for the guest tables in cube vases with river rock and accented with brown ribbon. They included mango calla lilies, leonidas roses, dahlias, orange mokara orchids, seeded eucalyptus and hypericum berries.
Brad also surprised Jessica with a bouquet of roses in a special hand-blown vase he had made for her at Disney World. We delivered the bouquet to her while she was getting ready and she loved it! Grooms – this is a great idea for you to keep in mind for your wedding! Such a sweet gesture!
Well, I think that about covers it. I have included a few photos from their big day! Enjoy!
Happy 2nd Anniversary, Jessica and Brad!