With the cooler weather upon us, but still no snow, I'm reminded of Ross and Erin's late March wedding from this past spring!
Let me start off by saying that Erin and Ross are the sweetest couple on the face of the planet. Ok, there are probably other sweet couples out there, but these two were adorable and joy to work with. They were referred to me by their (amazing, genuine, talented) photographer, Nathan English, whom I had worked with before. They began by telling me that they were from out-of-state, residing in Arizona.
It's not uncommon for me to have out-of-state brides and couples contact me, but upon hearing this news, my brain had this flashback moment to one of Nathan's recent engagement shoots that he had either posted on Facebook or blogged about. It was a gorgeous desert shoot that I had swooooooned over! It was them! The cute couple surrounded by cacti in the amazing photos that I had drooled over were the couple contacting me to do their wedding flowers. ME!?
That alone had me 100% on board, and I told them as much! Nathan does incredible work, and Ross and Erin were so obviously in love and beautiful, that I knew I was going to make their wedding flower dreams come true no matter what.
All of our correspondence was through e-mail and skype dates. These two were so laid-back about the whole process, they told me the colors they were using and gave me a little direction as to what they liked and then they just let me take it from there. My favorite kind of client: trusting!
Erin's luscious bouquet was made up of white hydrangea, pink peonies, peach stock, pale apricot roses, and pink ranunculus. I added in some green with bay leaves and italian ruscus, and finished off the front of her bouquet with some romantic hanging pieris. Confession: The pieris wasn't in the bouquet recipe. I had had a crush on that stuff for many moons, and when I saw it in the cooler at my wholesaler, I knew I had to have it for Erin. It was an impulse buy, and one that I will proudly stand behind! I think it made the bouquet, and at the very least made one of my flower dreams come true.
The centerpieces for the reception, in my opinion, were as adorable as the couple themselves. Situated in clear glass bubble bowls were the same blooms as the girl's bouquets. Cute little succulent favors waited for the guests at their seats, and mixed gold mercury glass votives added a little sparkle to the table.
Instead of a traditional wedding cake, Erin and Ross had a small cutting cake and then filled the rest of the dessert table with doughnuts. If I wasn't head over heels for these 2 before, I was when I walked in and saw the BOXES filled with delicious treats from Marge's, a local doughnut oasis. I had included my collection of white ceramic and clear glass cake stands with the rest of their rentals, and placed some of the gold mercury glass votives around the table.
I came back at the end of the night to collect my items and was even able to snag a slightly stale but still delicious doughnut! I'm shameless. Overall, Ross and Erin are an adorable couple with a great sense of style, and I am so so pleased that I was able to be part of their wedding day!
Photographer: Nathan English Photography | Reception Venue: Watermark Country Club | Floral Design: Linnaea Floral & Event Design | Bride's Dress: Becker's Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Tux Rental: Men's Warehouse | Ceremony Programs: SimplySmittenDesign | Table Numbers: BeautifullyBevilled | Succulent Favors: TheSucculentSource | Guest Book Poster: PeraPress | Cake & Doughnuts: Marge's Donut Den | Cake Topper: PinkOwlGifts