When I first sat down with Karissa, Brendan and Kim (Karissa’s mother) I was blown away by this sweet couple. Not only were they in love, but they were very clearly best friends. I distinctly remember arriving home after that first consultation and telling my husband that they were #couplegoals. (And, yes. I said that out loud.)
This wedding was full of family and friends and joy from the very beginning. Karissa’s younger brother is one of my eldest daughter’s classmates. Since getting to know him, I knew that family and faith were both very important to Karissa. You can feel the love in every photograph taken of this blessed day- Emi Stewart Photography did such a fabulous job capturing it all!
Karissa wanted a wildflower-style wedding with one rule- no bright, shocking pink. She gave me free reign in all other floral aspects, which is always so much fun!
I knew I wanted to incorporate ferns, along with some beautiful textures and interesting pops of color throughout the bouquets. Chamomile is a given for a wildflower look, as are zinnias, craspedia, bachelor's buttons, various grasses and thistle. Orange geum was a fun surprise, and I am so happy that it was available!
The bridesmaids wore steel blue dresses which allowed all the colors to pop. I think this shade of gray-blue should be a new neutral! So gorgeous!
Karissa’s other request was to decorate the cross in her church with greens and a “softer” wildflower palette, so I tried to incorporate the wildflower style using more neutral flowers there. She then added the brighter wildflowers in several arrangements at the base of the cross. These were then moved to the reception venue.
I loved designing for this wedding- the multitude of colors and wildflowers used were indicative of the joy that surrounded this entire day.
I love this moment when Karissa's father is
overcome with the emotion of the day- such a treasured memory.
Thank you, Karissa and Brendan, for allowing me to be a small part of such a blessed day!