First off, I need you to take a look at this gorgeous scenery…
These are the views that would surround Shelby and Paul’s guests, making them fall in love with this wedding day even more. And as a designer, I couldn’t imagine creating something that could complete with this natural beauty.
I knew this would be a day spent in the sun, with all of creation singing with glory. Cowboy boots, wheat grasses and cool fall tones inspired me. Autumn’s textures were abundant and I wanted Shelby’s bouquet to fit right in with this breathtaking backdrop.
This bouquet was filled with lots of goodness. Roses are always a standby in my recipe making, I chose to us Vendela Roses for their slightly off-white and creamy appearance. I paired them with White cloud garden roses, which often have just a tiny kiss of pink or at least a warmer white hue. Shelby had specifically requested cotton, which I was happy to deliver and added in some tallow berries to accent the woodiness of the cotton stems. I always like to add at least one linear item to the design and chose tuberose for this bouquet. Again, it has a white appearance but the ends fold into a mauvy blush tone adding a little depth to the muted palette. We had talked a lot about using wheat throughout her wedding design, but wheat just didn’t have the right movement, so I opted for pampas grass which would give a similar color but swayed nicer in the wind. I then added a couple of grasses that I plucked from the side of the road which had a similar size and scale to the wheat. My bouquets always require a pinch of green, especially since I knew there would still be plenty in our stunning autumn background, so I added snow on the mountain, which would serve to act as a bridge we transitioned from the greens to white. Lastly, I added in one single hydrangea. It was trimmed from a plant that I had bought earlier in the season and it served a couple of purposes. One, it filled a whole that was daunting me during the design process. Two, it added a little more depth the pale color palette. And three, I knew there was an amazaing hydrangea bush on property with similar tones and I had high hopes that the bride would be photographed in front of it. She was.
Oh the places the bouquet traveled that day, it was such a dream.
Photography: Ashley Slater Photography | Venue: Misty Farms in Ann Arbor, Michigan | Floral Design: The Day’s Design
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