When Blake first reached out about her and Spencer's celebration, she shared the story of the years-long pursuit of each other and the intertwining of their lives. The two were planning an intimate celebration at Turnagain Pass with their closest family & friends and knew that florals were a priority to make the day stand apart. As we fleshed out their vision together, it became apparent that airy, romantic florals would be the perfect fit to add a pop of color against such a stunning Alaskan backdrop.
Blake's love of romantic and petal-heavy blooms was highlighted in her bouquet. We focused on a lush combination of peonies and dahlias, but maintained lots of whimsical movement in the bouquet by bringing in ingredients like cosmos, phlox, didiscus, and silene, among others. Given Blake's more petite stature, we opted for a smaller bouquet so as not to overpower her. The bouquet itself was tied off with with a soft, elegant silk ribbon in pastel pink.
Textural boutonnieres are a great option for folks who are looking for a more subtle and organic look. Spencer's boutonniere contained many of the same ingredients found in Blake's bouquet, but featured more texture than petal-heavy focal flowers.
I love a small wedding party! Both Spencer and Blake had just one person on either side of their wedding party, but that doesn't mean they passed on florals for them!
Spencer's groomsmen donned a boutonniere similar in color, but was more floral-forward as opposed to Spencer's textural boutonniere. It was my goal that their boutonnieres complimented each other while still being unique in their design.
Blake's bridesmaid's bouquet focused on lighter tones with airy cream and blush hues. Again, the goal with both bouquets was to balance romantic, lush focal flowers with movement-filled textural blooms.
Not to miss: their daughter wore a sweet, petite hairpiece as well!
There's truly nothing more impactful against Alaska's stunning landscapes than a grounded floral installation. I love how grounded installs still allow couples and their guests to take in the scenery of the beautiful place they've chose to tie the knot, while adding a special floral moment to their day.
Blake and Spencer were' looking for an installation that would seamlessly tie in with natural wildflowers and foliages at Turnagain Pass. Using exclusively locally-sourced flowers in the design, I created an installation that would encircle the couple and create an intimate space for them amongst the vast expanse of the Chugach National Forest.
Once vows were exchanged, the couple shared an intimate cocktail hours with their guests. In my humble opinion, there is truly nothing better than champagne and cake!
I decked their cake out with fresh florals that popped against the stark white buttercream. Peach rancunculus, blush cosmos, and other textural blooms elevated their dessert.
Once cake was had and toasts were made, Blake, Spencer, and their guests loaded up for the drive back to Anchorage. Their party convened again the next day when the couple welcomed loved ones for a larger reception at a local brewery.