Monday, May 31, 2010

Real Weddings: Julie and Jordan

I met Julie at the end of February at the Mid Atlantic Green Wedding Showcase at the University of Maryland.  She told me she was getting married at Woodend Sanctuary on May 1 and hadn’t yet chosen a florist. I was  excited about working with her both because I LOVE Woodend Sanctuary and because I thought Julie’s vision for the flowers would work perfectly in that setting.

Julie wanted the flowers to feel like they had just been picked from an English cottage garden. The colors were dusty pink, white, green and BLUE. As I’m sure you’ve heard me say before-blue is not a color found a lot in nature. While I promised to try for blue-we decided on lavender as a back-up. It turns out, with the weather so strange this year (i think i heard one of the growers say that we are two weeks ahead of a “normal” schedule because of the very warm weather we had early in the spring) there was loads of blue available.


The bride’s bouquet was made up of blue and lavender delphinium and blue bachelor buttons from Wollam Gardens and pink and white snap dragons from Farmhouse Flowers. I think LoCoFlo designer Jen Bryant did a great job of capturing the style and feel the bride was going for.

0017 These little corsages were made of pink sweet william, a bachelor button (which the bride’s dad swore was a blue spray painted dandelion and a spring or rosemary.

The table arrangements  were a collection of tin pots overflowing with color and scent. Some little buckets of English Thyme and Lobelia from Breidenbaugh Farm were partnered with larger buckets of  snapdragons, delphinium, stock, sweet peas, white viburnum and bachelor buttons.


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The ceremony arrangements were in tall tin buckets and filled with delphinium and viburnum.

0030 0033 Thanks so much to Artemas Photography for these wonderful pictures. To see more check out our flickr site and Artemas’ blog!

Congratulations to Julie and Jordan! Wishing you much love and joy as you begin your life together!

1 comment:

  1. These flowers just make me smile. Love the colors, and you nailed the English garden inspiration! I only wish I'd seen how the small pots of thyme and the larger pots looked like as table centerpieces. Were they both on the same table?