At the end of June, I worked on charming wedding here in Baltimore. Ikumi and Chris were married on a beautiful June evening at Gramercy Mansion. When I met with Ikumi to talk about flowers she mentioned wanting shades of purple for her bouquet. This was an exciting challenge to me because I couldn’t wrap my head around monochrome purple. Purple means something different to everyone. When asking the growers for purple that week, the shades were all so different.
At first, I tried to leave out the phlox and balloon flowers that looked more blue against the bee balm. I liked how it looked, but it looked a little …boring. I added in the more bluish purples, with the green mountain mint and I think it really made it alot for interesting and really beautiful.
Ikumi and Chris had small dinner reception at the Charleston, one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore. I loved the centerpieces we made for the dinner tables because the included Bells of Ireland. Everyone loves Bells of Ireland for their bright green color and weird suction cup “petals”. Locally, Bells of Ireland are only available for a few weeks in June, so I try to use them as much as possible.
Thanks to Talmar and Belvedere Farm for providing us with these beautiful flowers!
Special thanks to Heather Coburn Photography for the fab pictures of Ikumi and Chris.
Congratulations to Ikumi and Chris! Wishing them much happiness in the years to come!