Last July I helped a great couple with the flowers and event design for their Whidbey Island wedding at Fireseed Catering. They wanted the event to feel elegant but approachable, natural and ethereal, simple but not spare. We chose white and green with natural accents as the colors. The bride’s bouquet was simple but lovely with locally grown Peonies, Roses, Clematis and ferns.
For the welcome table, I attached single Dendrobium florets to a gauzy white table linen. A fountain of Queen Anne’s Lace and Sweet Pea on a mercury glass riser soars over the escort cards. The favor, a little terra-cotta pot of Thyme, doubles as the escort card holder. This is a great way to stretch the budget without giving any appearance that you might be cutting cost corners! And how about that gorgeous live-edge plank wall?!
The meal was to be served family style at long feasting tables, so we needed to provide a decorated look to the tables while leaving lots of room for the platters of delicious nosh that Fireseed would be cookin’ up.
White linens keep the look clean. A natural-colored linen runner layered with ferns and foliage adds interest. The platters can be placed right on top. Small mercury glass cups brimming with Lisianthus, Sweet Pea and Queen Anne’s Lace repeat down the tables, interspersed with candle light. The natural wood chairs look great with the runners, and the white cloths look right at home with all the white accents in the room.
The head table is oriented perpendicularly to the guest tables to give the bridal party a vantage over the room. No one is seated across from the bride and groom so they have an unobstructed view of all their favorite people who fill the room. I floated votives and ferns over the head table to add some magical light and ambience. The bridal party bouquets were used on this table for an extra touch. That’s another way to expand your budget, and feasting tables lend themselves well to that look.
We had a few special little moments featuring single blooms, bottles of stems and and moss to add to the natural but elegant look. Sometimes you don’t need much to create a nice look.
Just about all the flowers for this wedding were locally grown! Thanks to Yvonne Wong for the lovely images!