I am excited to write a blog post about one of my favorite Brides! We have been doing flowers for Leigh and her family for over 10 years and have provided flowers for many special occasions in Leigh’s life – Birthdays, Proms, High School and College graduation parties and more! It has been fun to watch Leigh grow up and see what a beautiful young woman she has become!
We were very excited to get the call that Leigh and Grant were engaged and a date had been set – March 16, 2013! Before we even met Grant, we figured he must be a pretty special guy, and of course he is! It is neat to see how much they love each other and we wish them much happiness in their future together!
Ok, so let me tell you about the wedding! The ceremony took place at St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington and the reception was held at 701 Whaley in Columbia. This wedding was a LOT of fun for me – A bride that loves flowers, a bride that I have a history with and know her style and taste and a bride that trusts me and lets me take her ideas and vision and run with it!
Orchids are Leigh’s favorite flower and the wedding color scheme was orange, green and navy – beautiful! For the church, we hung wreaths on the doors and garlands on the front railings. We also made an arrangement for the narthex and a garland to go on the guestbook stand. Along the aisle, we added bells of ireland, roses and lilies tied with navy ribbon to the pews and we made arrangements to go on either side of the altar.
Leigh carried green cymbidium orchids, orange “chilis” roses, protea, “flame” calla lilies and green hypericum berries. Her bouquet was wrapped with a piece of her Mother’s wedding dress. How special!
Leigh’s nine bridesmaids carried orchids and roses. As a special touch we added a rhinestone initial to the ribbon for each Bridesmaid!
The boutonnieres were made with orange ranunculus and green hypericum berries. We added an orchid to Grant’s boutonniere, of course!
Okay, on to the reception! We made two different style arrangements for the guest tables. One was a trio of cylinder vases with green cymbidium orchid stems and orange gems at the bottom of the vase. The other style was a tall arrangement on a cylinder vase, that included bells of ireland, cymbidium orchids, roses, green fugi mums, protea and green hanging amaranthus. We added orchid blooms to the glass cake stand that held the gorgeous cake made by Parkland Cakes. We also made an arrangement to go in the bar area, pieces to hang on the staircase and last but not least we made an arrangement that was attached to a column and served as the centerpiece for the food table.
We absolutely loved working with Melanie of By Invitation…Only Event Planning & Design throughout the planning process. It was so awesome to see everything come together that morning at 701 Whaley. Wow, great teamwork!!
Clark Berry Photography shared so many beautiful images with me and it was really hard to pick just a few but I’ve included most of my favorites!
Congratulations again to Leigh and Grant! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your special day!