My dear friend Renee, whom I have known since she was 13, got married last week. It was an honor to be able to do her wedding flowers. Photography by Andrea Watkins Photography.
Renee' chose a really fun color palette inspired by peacock feathers. The yellow Gerbers were added in because they were her maid of honor's favorite flowers. The maid of honor is also one of her sisters, so that inclusion into her wedding flowers was really important to Renee'. The monochromatic bouquets were really fun to dream up and design. And the colors: yellow, green, light blue, dark blue and purple are a really fun twist on traditional jewel tones.
I played with texture and color, while tying it all together with peacock feathers, curly willow and some amazing turquoise silk shantung ribbon. Each bridesmaid carried a different color and the bride's bouquet combined them all to really tie it all together.
The Maid of Honor carried yellow Gerbers.
For the green bouquet we decided to go with Fuji and Kermit mums. Blue hydrangea and thistle for the light blue bouquet.
Darker blue hydrangea, delphinium and blue iris with yellow tongues for the dark blue bouquet. The yellow tongues on the irises really tied in well with the Gerbers.
For the purple bouquet I used purple lisianthus and stock.
The bouquets did double-duty and served as the decoration for the head table at the reception.