Friday, June 17, 2011

Laura and Chad's Ludlow's Island Wedding

As florists, we are essentially artists, and our chosen medium is a perishable and fragile product.   Individually we have our own style, and collectively we produce a beauty that is sometimes beyond words.  And while not everyone appreciates our "art", or likes our individual style....every once in a while someone walks into your business, and there is an immediate chemistry - an appreciation between artist and patron.  So it was with Laura and Chad - an absolutely delightful couple from Rogers, MN - who entrusted me to create the perfect wildflower compliment to their northern Minnesota outdoor wedding. 

They happened to stop in my shop during the dead of winter for a little "look - see", and they immediately liked what they saw, so we chatted about their upcoming nuptials and the vision they had for their rustic wedding.  The connection between our thoughts was almost instant.  All of the necessary details were hammered out in a series of emails, and the result was a perfect marriage of their ideas, personality, and unique venue, and my talent for combining that with the right botanical materials, a little magic, an artistic flair, and making it all "work".

The bride wore a lovely white silk and crepe summer dress with deep blue and yellow handpainted flowers and carried a small handtied bouquet of wildflowers.
 The young daughters sported wrist corsages fashioned of bark wire with blossoms that matched their cotton dresses. 
The men's boutonnieres were fashioned of a mix of unique botanicals featuring cones, pods, thistle, grasses, and seeds. 

Coordinating corsages were fashioned for the ladies

A closer look....

The tables were decorated with mason jars that were filled with similar wildflowers and tied with raffia.

They were delighted - as was I.  Best wishes to a most enjoyable couple, and thank you for allowing me to be an integral part of your special day!