Jessie & Alexandra described the development of their relationship as a "blooming softness," helping them both to see love and connection through fresh eyes. They wanted to be sure their day reflected their love for community, intentionality, and finding beauty in everyday moments. Growing up on opposite sides of the country, they hoped to seamlessly meld a free-spirited and fresh Californian vibe with the more refined and elegant setting of their New England venue.
Jessie, who was raised in California, hoped to incorporate poppies into her bouquet as a nod to her homestate's flower. Similarly, Alexandra has an affinity for Massachusetts' wild lupine and asked to have the unique violet bloom built into her bouquet.
Both bouquets profiled a high contrast palette of oranges and purples as a symbol of the joining together of their two individual lives. However, Jessie's bouquet contained just a touch more orange and peach, while Alexandra's bouquet highlighted a variety of purples.
Long, draping silk ribbon was curated to perfectly compliment each bouquet through the use of botanical dyes.
With florals that mimicked Jessie and Alexandra's bouquets in ingredients, their wedding party donned a collections of elegant bouquets and boutonnieres.
Because their wedding party wore a mixed attired of lavender gowns and forest green suits, they left floral accessories up to whatever felt best for each of their wedding party attendants. Some folks held bouquets and others wore textural boutonnieres on the lapel of their suits. This wedding is a wonderful example of how to incorporate florals when wedding parties are mixed with either attire or gender!
A dramatic floral installation was designed to line the entrance of aisle leading into the ceremony space, creating a physical and visual transition for both guests and the couple. Jessie and Alexandra hoped that this installation would mark guests' entrance into a sacred space. The installation was wild, airy, and whimsical, capturing the natural movement of the flowers and grasses used in the design.
The couple's extended family also played a role in their ceremony, with each of their cousins adding stems to a vase at the front.
The couple's cocktail hour was held on a gorgeous patio surrounded by lush landscaping that only added to the garden-inspired feel of their celebration. We chose to highlight a mix of designs for the cocktail tables.
Ikebana-style arrangements were mixed in amongst clusters of budvases for guests to enjoy as they sipped cocktails in the sun. These playful designs highlighted the movement of the late-spring ingredients used in each piece.
A statement arrangement graced the lounge table, overflowing with tulips, iris, and pea pods.
Lush, spilling centerpieces were the focal feature of the guest reception tables. Again, scattered among the centerpieces on the tables were a small collection of budvases. Altogether, these designs brought a bright pop to the tented reception. Hanging greenery was also installed and suspended along the peaks of the tent, giving the space a feel of being enveloped in florals and foliages.
Finally, the ceremony aisle installation was repurposed following the ceremony. These pieces were used to frame Jessie & Alexandra at their head table, and two more segments were placed on either side of the band to create an amazing floral display for guests to take in as they danced the night away!