Flash back moment!
This time last year I was preparing for the birth of my first son, Jameson, when Darcy of Hamilton Wedding Finishings ask me to create some colorful fall florals for her styled shoot. For those of you who don’t know, I am a wedding florist in New Braunfels, Texas (as well as an event/wedding planner lol). We work with talented wedding vendors from across the Hill Country on a daily basis. Darcy with Hamilton Wedding Finishings is no exception. She is so talented and loves handling the DIY “Day-Of” wedding projects.
Darcy was inspired by her milk glass collection and wanted to feature it in a unique way. We decided to be brave and not order flowers in advance…risky! lol Instead, we took a trip to the local market to select from the fresh, in-season blooms. I’d say we struck gold! (Literally…half the flowers in the market were yellow and orange).
We’ve worked on a lot of projects in the last year, but this one sticks out in my mind. I think it is because of it’s unique design. These arrangements include some very unique flowers and table elements. It stretches the boundaries of design and give brides new ideas. Roses and Hydrangeas are beautiful (and we use them all the time), but it is so nice to step outside of our comfort zone.
Luckily, the market had so many beautiful Tulips and accents of Celosia (the coral looking stems). They also had Kale! Yup, you read that right, Kale. I was able to use it as an accent flower in the main centerpiece. This is always a great way to utilize your favorite blooms, especially if they are more expensive!
I hope this shoot inspires brides to think outside the box. Blush and burgundy is beautiful…but so is royal blue, orange, purple, red, and yellow. Just think about how many weddings you’ve been to that use garlands of Eucalyptus? Probably all of them in the last 3 years. lol Let’s be real here! Why not go for entirely new look?? A great place to start is looking through your family’s china cabinet? Does your grandma have a beautiful collection of crystal or cooper? Maybe those would be the perfect containers to use on your table-scape?