Oh Rebecca and Dave! Such a sweet and gracious couple. Rebecca contacted me earlier this year about doing the florals for her and Dave’s big day. I no longer accept floral only weddings, but I’m sure glad I had the opportunity to do just that for these two. Rebecca loves color and wanted whimsical type bouquets and arrangement. When she came for her table mock up I felt terrible because all of the blooms she so loved weren’t available. But we pulled through on the big day, with Alaskan peonies even, and everything came together so wonderfully despite the crazy monsoon rains (seriously, it was terribly impressive how much rain fell that day). Rebecca and Dave, you two are so incredible. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your beautiful day. Your love for one another is inspiring! Enjoy married life :)
All of these gorgeous photos are by the amazingly talented and sweet LinneaLiz Photography. I can’t wait to work with these ladies again in the future. Oh and I adore this photo of Rebecca with her bouquet moments before she slipped into her gown. When my brides get their bouquets, it’s easily one of the most nerve-wracking and exciting parts of the day for me. “Will she like it?” “Is it too big?” “Is it too small?” “Are the stems too long?” “Are the stems too short?” Seriously, I’m an over-thinker (obviously). Thankfully, Rebecca was on very kind, gracious and best of all, happy bride.
Did I mention how stunning she looked? Enjoy.
A few details…
Getting those final touches in place before the first look.
This photo below is hilarious. Rebecca’s sweet Mom and sister were peeking out of the front door windows to catch a glimpse of the first look. I’m telling you, first looks are so stinking cute and special. I’d be trying to snag a peek too.
Love all that color in her bouquet!
There were literally over 15 types of blooms and greens in the bridal bouquet. And it was so large I needed help wrapping it. I used Michigan grown dahlias, black centered anemones, red, peach and blush garden roses, Campanella roses, peach and peach ranunculus, lavender spray roses, veronica, pink astilbe, red sweet peas and green hanging amaranthus. I’m sure I am missing something else but take it from me, there were a ton of goodies in there :)
The maids (all 10 of them!) carried smaller version of the bride’s bouquet with a lack sequin wrap on the handles.
Some more details; so many hand crafted by the bride herself!
The ceremony and reception took place in the groom’s family’s backyard; the rain let up JUST before the prelude.
Love this shot. Probably one of my favorite shots of my floral designs ever.
When I came back for the event strike at the end of the night, everything under the tent looked so magical. Between the candle light, the string lights and lanterns placed everywhere, things just glowed from tent end to tent end. People were dancing, some were lounging down by the creek, some were sitting around the tables deep in conversation; this is what weddings are about, everyone coming together and enjoying one another’s company. I wanted to pull up a chair!
And a perfect end to a magical night. Congrats you guys!
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Photographer: LinneaLiz Photography / Floral design: Hey Gorgeous Events / Dress: Mori Lee by B.Ella Bridal Salon / Tuxes: President Tuxedo / Videographer: Wedit / DJ: Mike Staff Productions / Napkin Rental: Special Occassions Rental through HGE / Caterer: Chef Matthew Schellig of the Dorsey Culinary School / Venue: Private residence