You know those late-summer dinner parties that start with glasses of wine shared around a table and end with s'mores out by the fire with the slightest hint of chill in the air? That was the vibe for Liz and Zac's celebration.
We aimed for earthy, textural florals that still had a soft romance to them. Our color palette was warm and inviting. The setting at Briarwood Farm brought rustic elegance. The day was sublime!
Liz's bouquet featured an ombre color palette of locally-grown blooms. While I love the soft beige and peach tones that were the foundation of the design, it's not often I get to play with more warm rust and chocolate tones. An array of rudbeckia varieties grown by Brown Dog Flower Farm allowed me to focus in on one ingredient but applied a gradient of colors that carried across the bouquet.
I debated selecting a more neutral ribbon, but thought "why not keep with the rust?" and tied the bouquet off with a botanically printed silk sash to bring the whole color story together.
Zac's boutonniere featured more locally-grown goodies, including a bundle of cheery, foraged crabapples.
One of my favorite parts of designing lush centerpiece arrangements is playing with height. I always aim for designs to have a natural and organic shape, which means utilizing a variety of floral ingredients and placing them in the arrangement in such a way that they appear to have almost just fallen into place. Effortlessly. But, I never want to obstruct guest's ability to connect and converse.
The arrangements filled the table, kissing at each end where they met. Sleek candles and tableware were tucked in amongst the designs to create a lush and elevated feel.
The cake was accented with a simple cluster of crabapples as a nod to the season. The perfect example of "less is more."
Photography: Madison Olling
Planner: A Touch of Saige Events
Venue: Briarwood Farm
Paper Goods: Number B Design Co
Gown: Watters Designs via Bateau Bridal Boutique
Earrings: Milane Collective via Bateau Bridal Boutique
Make Up: Glam by Cathy
Hair: AK Upstyles
Cake: Two Cubs Bakery
Tabletop Rentals: Sitka & Spruce
Chair Rentals: Special Events Alaska
Linen: BBJ La Tavola