Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Real Weddings: Marnie and Ray

I knew I would like Marnie as soon as she wrote to me. She had read Flower Confidential and wanted locally grown flowers for her wedding as a result of reading it (if you haven’t read this book-read it now! ) She was going to be wearing a vintage mexican peasant dress because she loved southwestern and mexican culture and history. They were getting married at the Conservancy in Druid Hill Park. Her fiancĂ© was wearing a cowboy shirt to the wedding. LOVE HER!

I always ask clients to bring inspiration pictures with them when we meet. Some bring more traditional pictures of dresses, flowers and table arrangements.  Marnie brought me postcards of mexican art work, and color swatches and her dress! We chose the flowers to match her dress and give her the rich, colorful look she wanted.



Marnie’s bouquet was full of zinnias, salvia, statice, aclepias, gomphrena, mountain mint and scented geranium.


p203466830-4 Everyone in the wedding party wore beautifully colored embroidered dresses.

The bride provided me with vases and bottles from her own collection. Many of the colored glass bottle were from Spain.


Congratulations to Marnie and Ray (check out the Cowboy Shirt!) Wishing them much love and happiness! 


Special thanks to Alex Valente for sharing photos of the wedding party with me!

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