Last weekend was action packed! On Friday we put on our hats and tiaras and watched as William and Catherine said I do surrounded by breathtaking white and green garden florals, then rushed off to the studio to finish creating this lovely wedding. Like Catherine, our beautiful and bubbly bride wanted to keep her weddings style simple, clean, and classic. She requested in our first meeting that I include blooms reminiscent of her childhood, including gladiola and carnations. No need to twist my arm! I worship personal details and anything that adds another layer of love to the big day like memories of her grandmother’s garden.
Using that inspiration I combined fluffy white peonies, ivory polo roses, and ranunculus with delicate white gladiola blooms, and a ruffled collar of white carnations.
Bridesmaids carried pops of color with wonderfully textural fuchsia peonies, hydrangea, spray roses, and garden roses wrapped in beautifully contrasting navy blue satin ribbon.
There’s just something about clusters of flowers lining an aisle that makes me smile. They add such a personal touch to church décor and to a bride’s photos, especially when used along with coordinating altar arrangements. I loved the sweet simplicity of the hydrangea and gladiola combination that we used for her ceremony and the chirping birds seemed to agree as well.
After setting up the ceremony at Covenant Presbyterian we were off to the regal Chicago Cultural Center to set up the reception. The place card table continued the theme with a collection of submerged gladiola stalks topped by floating candles surrounded by petite hydrangea arrangements.
After cocktails, guests gazed out from Preston Bradley Hall over Michigan Avenue through a wall of candlelight and blooms.
Tables were decked with white centerpieces, combining the same floral elements in three design styles, keeping it fresh but classic. Some of the table were decorated by one larger centerpiece combining hydrangea, peonies, tulips, and roses…
Some by a tiered collection of monofloral elements using tulips, peonies, and roses…
And the last by a smaller version of the first centerpiece surrounded by petite submerged ranunculus topped by floating candles.
It was candlelit heaven with the white centerpieces glowing on navy blue linens completing the romantic and cozy atmosphere. We adore Katie from Dettagli Weddings who was the planner behind this stunning event. She always puts together a great group of vendors for a flawless day. She also happens to have had a very lucky cousin that attended the royal wedding and we can’t wait to hear the details of the royal tablescapes from her soon! We see a styleboard in the making!