I don't think folks from outside of Alaska often realize that June is the very beginning of our local growing season. If we're lucky and we have a warm spring, the very first of our spring blooms will be coming up towards the end of June, early July.
For Cayman and Matt, their wedding date perfectly coordinated with the tail end of lilac season and the start of peony season. Cayman asked for vibrant, garden-inspired blooms and I was so glad Alaska delivered!
When "bright" was the word Cayman used to describe her dream florals, I knew we'd be a great fit. There is nothing I love more than vibrant and saturated tones in spring. I tied together fucshia, lavender, coral, and pink in her bouquet, and was mindful of curating them in a way where the colors effortlessly ran together throughout the design. Then I topped the bouquet off with a bright pink bow.
It was only in the days following the wedding that Cayman shared that one of the main flowers used in the bouquet, lilac, was super meaningful as it's her mother's favorite bloom.
Not to be left out, Matt's boutonniere packed a punch with bold yarrow, petite spray roses, unripened blueberries, and jasmine foliage.
Cayman and Matt split their celebrating into two parts: a post-vow champagne hour in the woods, followed by a more formal reception back at their private residence.
I'm a firm believer that a little floral goes a long way, and this was definitely the case for the champagne hour. A garden-inspired arrangement greeted guests as they sought out refreshments, accompanied by a low-footprint bud vase that added a little asymmetry and offset the tall taper candles decorating the table.
Back at their private residence and tucked under a romantic tent set up in the garden, vibrant centerpiece designs featured huge, ruffly peonies as well as vining jasmine and clematis.