One question we are asked a lot is if we travel, and YES! We love to travel! Bride Savannah approached us over the winter to provide the floral design for her spring wedding at Lake Guntersville State Park in Northeast Alabama. She knew from the start that she wanted florals that would blend well with the natural beauty of Guntersville.
Designer Justin used a palette of white, cream, and green to create a lush, natural, and romantic bouquet for Savannah. The flowers in her bouquet included jumbo white hydrangea, polar star roses, white parrot tulips, hemlock cones, dusty miller, berzillia berries, evergreen branches, a collar of salal, and was finished off with a beautiful navy taffeta ribbon.
The most important ladies in Savannah’s life carried clutch bouquets made up of mostly jumbo white hydrangea, but also included polar star roses, and dusty miller. The stems of their bouquets were wrapped in a soft gray satin ribbon.
The groom and groomsmen boutonnieres were very natural and included berzillia berries with a single leaf of dusty miller with navy ribbon wrapped stems.
The terrace at the state park is a fabulous (!!!) place for a ceremony. With iron lamp posts set in beautiful natural stonework, and a view overlooking the lake that is to die for, it was an absolute perfect choice of venue for Savannah and Justin to say their vows. Two large urns containing bouquets of the wedding flowers flanked the altar. The arrangements included jumbo white hydrangea, dusty miller, antique blue hydrangea, salal, blooming branches, white parrot tulips, polar star roses, white snap dragons, and berzillia berries. Similar arrangements greeted guests as they arrived to the ceremony location.
Pew markers were made from a single bloom of antique blue hydrangea with a few polar star roses tied in.
The flower girls carried moss baskets and tossed cream rose petals and the ring bearer carried a sign that read “Here comes the bride…”
The reception was held in the ballroom. Silver satin linens adorned each table. Savannah’s bridesmaid’s bouquets were repurposed as centerpieces for the hi-boy tables. Glass cubes with arrangements of the wedding flowers were used on half of the tables while tall cylinders with loosely mounded arrangements were on the others. Each arrangement consisted of jumbo white hydrangea, white snap dragons, polar star roses, berzillia berries, antique blue hydrangea, blooming branches, dusty miller, and salal.
Savannah and Justin — you were positively a beautiful couple and wonderful to work with. Thank you again for allowing us to be such a large part of your special day. We wish you the very best in your lives together! We absolutely cannot forget to thank Joey Bruno for sharing his work with us. You should check out his work at http://www.joeybrunophoto.com
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