When our friend and adored planner, Katie of Bliss Weddings and Events, brought this warm and wonderful couple in to meet me to discuss their wedding plans I KNEW I had to work with them.
A. The bride, Annie, was from Minnesota! (my childhood stomping ground)
B. Annie’s grandfather owns a greenhouse there (and I love a perfect flower challenge!)
I’m happy to say that we did NOT disappoint, DUH! Perfection was what they ordered and our little lovelies put only their best petals forward for their big day.
Here are Annie’s Mom’s own words of thanks to warm your heart like it did ours:
“Thank you Natalie and all staff on such gorgeous flowers for the
Halverson/Piron wedding. The peonies were perfect and all flowers lasted to the next day at the brunch. You gave us your best efforts for the best flowers in town! If you ever need a reference, call Annie or me.
Great job Hello Darling!!!
Diane Halverson M.O.B.”
Spring bouquets of peonies, garden roses, sweet pea, and spray roses were carried by the bridal party and Annie’s mom gave us her own veil to be wrapped around Annie’s stems. I cut a small section of its lacey edge and wrapped a delicate scalloped band around her stems and tied it with a blissful little satin bow. I LIVE for these personal touches that make life richer detail by detail, day by day.
The reception took place at The Museum of Science and Industry beneath the grand art deco Rotunda. The tables were topped by my favorite femme blooms and foliage: peonies, lisianthus, garden roses, hydrangea, sweet pea, stock, freesia, spray roses, bupleurum, and scented geranium. We arranged the flowers romantically into our vintage collection of milk glass, combining them with three different silver, crystal, and mercury glass candle treatments, creating a unique and glowing tablescape for each guest.
Our sleek lucite table numbers are the perfect complement to nearly every table setting and I loved how they simply accompanied their sparkling tables. They effectively guide guests to their seats without taking anything away from the carefully planned centerpiece scenery! Table numbers are such a big part of a table setting and can make or break it. They should be a part of the centerpiece design from the start rather than a big bulky frame that is an afterthought which ends up blocking guests’ views all night.
Another detail that should never be forgotten is cake decoration. Nothing is prettier to me than fresh flowers donning those little tiers! I loved placing these magnificent peonies, roses, and geranium ever so thoughtfully onto this stunning cake by Amy Beck. How tasty does that look!?
We loved working with the lovely Halverson/Piron Family on this very special occasion and as usual thank the fabulous Katie Kozlowski for guiding them to our doorstep! Warm thanks as well to The Museum of Science and Industry for being the wonderful hosts that they are.
Congratulations to the newlywed lovebirds!! May perfect peonies line your every path!