Today we want to share a beautiful Willowdale Wedding we had the pleasure of designing this year. We worked with bride Kathryn and groom John to create a floral design that felt natural and authentic to venue – the beautiful Willowdale Estate.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a tall arrangement in one of our silver mercury glass vessels. Tall wedding arrangements are a great way to add some drama without taking up too much surface space – a great option for guest book table flowers – we’re still able to add some floral elegance without cramping the area for guests to leave their well wishes.
Kathryn and John injected so many personal details into their wedding day and we were thrilled to help make their vision come to life. To complement the couple’s classic wedding style, we worked with greenery and traditional white florals for a timeless, elegant wedding. Kathryn’s bouquet was created with italian ruscus, white garden and spray roses, hydrangeas and white lysimachia. In keeping with the natural theme, we kept the arrangement loose and full, in perfect proportion with Kathryn’s stunning bridal gown. John’s tuxedo was enhanced with a similarly constructed groom’s boutonniere, composed of a single white rose and loosely arranged olive greens.
For the bridesmaids, we designed a predominantly white bouquet of hydrangeas, with a hint of greenery, utilizing italian ruscus and eucalyptus. Look how stunning this wedding party is!
Wedding ceremony flowers carried the same color story and classic floral design: we defined the aisle with white rose petals and marked each row with alternating bunches of greenery and white hydrangeas with flowing ribbon. The flower girls carried baby’s breath pomanders and if the ceremony arch looks familiar to you, that’s by design! We used the same greenery combination and florals from the tall welcome floral piece and draped the design over Willowdale’s beautiful wooden wedding arch, creating a familiar look for guests to enjoy.
One of the many reasons we love designing Willowdale weddings is because of the house – there are so many surfaces and visually interesting areas of the home for us to “dress up” with florals to create a visually stunning backdrop for cocktail hour and wedding party portraits. We especially love the wooden details and farm tables!
Finally – the tented wedding reception was nothing short of remarkable. From place cards garnished with a sprig of olive greens, to greenery wrapped tent poles and candlelit tables, Kathryn and John’s wedding reception was simply extraordinary. We designed a combination of centerpieces – some with our crystal candelabras wrapped with italian ruscus, others were designed in mercury glass compote bowls, (footed bowls), some tall arrangements in our glass vessels and long greenery garlands for the rectangular farm tables. We also designated guests at the head table with floral arrangements tied to their chairs – a great way to dress up the head table and show extra appreciation for wedding guests of honor!
We’re delighted to share that Kathryn and John’s nature-inspired wedding has been featured by Boston Weddings Magazine!
Special thank you to the amazing team of vendors that made it all happen:
Photography | Zev Fisher Photography
Floral Design | Flouer Specialty Events
Venue + Planning | Willowdale Estate
Entertainment | Young Love & The Thrills
Bridal Attire | Anne Barge, Musette Bridal
Ceremony Music | Riverview Chamber Players
Hair & Makeup | Makeup by Marlo
Invitations | Paper Source
Menswear | The Black Tux
Signage | Lovelier Words Calligraphy
Videography | JPod Films