Haley & Dwayne

The Vision

So many fall wedding trends lean more "boho" and "rustic," but Haley and Dwayne were looking for a refined and relaxed beachside air for their autumn wedding at Salted Roots in Seward. 

I knew that their late autumn date would be set against the changing colors of the Kenai Peninsula, so I incorporated loads of fall foliages, seasonal grasses, and textural dahlias. 'Twas magic!


  • Elegant but relaxed
  • Crisp autumn evenings with glowy candlelight
  • Textural beach grasses & changing fall foliages

Haley's bouquet focused on an array of orange tones, with rust and beige mixed in to add some contrast and depth. I really wanted her bouquet to have movement to it, so I added in delicate oat grass and bouncy Tecolote Café ranunculus. 

My favorite part of Haley's bouquet was the ribbon. I combined two of my favorite ribbons from Silk & Willow: one with warm apricot tones; the other a light tan hue dotted with a botanical print created from pressing coreopsis flowers directly into the silk as it dyes. The pairing was pretty perfect! 

Dwayne rocked one of my favorite looks for grooms as of late: a textural pocket square whose ingredients mirrored Haley's bouquet.

Personal Florals

Haley & Dwayne's wedding party looked flawless on their wedding day, perfectly capturing the warm, rich tones the couple was aiming for in their attire. 

Haley's bridesmaids' bouquets were more petite in size and mimicked the light, airy vibe of Haley's bouquet. The velvety, silky textures of their dresses really just brought the whole look together! 

As for Dwayne's groomsmen, we decided to mix things up. While Dwayne was wearing his floral pocket square, we kept things simple for his groomsmen. Their textural boutonnieres featured seasonal rose hips, hydrangea blossoms, and oat grass.

Wedding Party

Early on in the planning phase of their wedding, the couple was feeling torn over whether to opt for a traditional arch or to go with something unique. I'm so glad they agreed to an "illusion arch" or pillar arrangements for their ceremony installation! These designs perfectly framed the ceremony space while allowing the views of Resurrection Bay to pop through. The lush fall foliages and rich floral danced beautifully in the breeze as Haley and Dwayne shared their first kiss as a married couple. 

Lining the aisle up to the ceremony site were a series of arrangements which rested against the benches guests were seated at. These designs always add a special touch as folks transition into the ceremony space.

Ceremony Florals

Traditional centerpiece designs were interwoven with bud vase arrangements down the length of Haley & Dwanye's reception tables. 

No details were overlooked at their reception: the tables were adorned with a variety of neutral candles and coordinating colorful glassware, and guests found custom laser-cut namecards and stunning handmade paper menus at their seat. 

I knew the florals had to match the elevated feel of the tables. The centerpieces were lush and luxurious while still allowing guests to enjoy conversations above the blooms. Bud vase designs were sweet and petite, filling in space along the tables as needed.