Last night's coastal wedding at Ocean City's Sunset Grille revolved around a color scheme of purple, magenta, green and gold. The goal was to keep the bridal flowers fun and original while adding hints of gold and maintaining a natural tone.
Katherine and Adam live in Michigan and traveled to Ocean City to be closer to family during their wedding celebration. Little Miss Lovely had been recommended to them over a year ago as a wedding florist. Katherine was so awesome and down to Earth that I knew she would be a laid-back bride that was easy to work with.
The bridal bouquets were my absolutely favorite! I adore how they turned out! I used a blend of lime hydrangeas, the largest pink garden roses you've ever seen, mystic purple roses, quicksand roses, millet grass, ivy, lissy, eucalyptus and many other flowers to create these bouquets. The bridesmaid's bouquets were wrapped in a dusty purple satin ribbon and had fun magenta colored ricrak hanging from the stem wrap.
The Maid of Honor's bouquet was a little fancier and was marked by a trio of striped pheasant feathers. Her bouquet was wrapped in a charcoal grey satin ribbon with magenta and gold ribbon accents.
The bride, Katherine, carried a gorgeous, funky bouquet. It was seriously a stunner! Her bouquet featured a large light pink Hawaiian king protea flower, an eclectic mix of roses, gold billy balls, hanging ivory, and several striped pheasant feathers. The shape of the bouquet was non-traditional and perfect for a stylish bride.
Katherine's groom, Adam, wore a gold-tipped purple rose boutonniere accented with a gold billy ball. It was tied with ivory ribbon and a strand of gold rickrack.
The best man's boutonniere consisted of a quicksand rose sprayed with gold and tied with a charcoal grey ribbon to match the Maid of Honor's bouquet.
Each of the groomsmen wore gold-tinted quicksand rose boutonnieres that were marked with dried lavender, millet grass fronds, and gold billy balls. A purple ribbon and rickrack added to the bouts.
Wrist corsages for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom were composed of gold-tipped purple roses, dark purple orchids, sage green hydrangea & gold thistle. The gold ribbons tied under the wrist.
The father's boutonnieres matched the mother's corsages.... purple roses with gold painted tips.
The two lucky flower girls carried flower balls of purple mums and magenta carnations. I wrapped ivy leafs around the pomanders and pressed a few gold thistles into them, as well.
A few arrangements were placed throughout the reception area, upstairs at Sunset Grille's 'The Bridge'. One garden-style arrangement was created inside of a gold mercury glass vase.
Another arrangement was placed inside of an antique brass pedestal container.
I didn't get a chance to see Kat & Adam's wedding cake, but this cake topper was to be placed on the top tier of their cake. I absolutely dislike it when I see florists punch flowers through a meticulously created wedding cake. I would be so upset if a florist were to come in and just stab my wedding cake with flowers. I completely believe that wedding cake flowers should be placed inside of a food-friendly container. All Little Miss Lovely floral cake toppers and cake flowers are placed inside of plastic water sources... in part to keep your flowers fresh and beautiful, but also in part to keep your cake looking fantastic and edible.
The wedding ceremony took place atop the new pool area at Sunset Grille in West Ocean City and over looked Ocean City's inlet and Assateague Island.
The reception was held at Sunset Room's new The Bridge Bar. The outdoor bar was outfitted with white linens and arranged to sit more than 100 guests. The tropical plants looked so nice. The team of girls that Sunset had working the event were more than helpful! Thank you for your help!
The centerpieces were super simple and complimented the beachy feel and kept the gorgeous location as the center of attention. The bride chose to use large glass containers, half-filled with sand, with a candle in the center as her table centerpieces. I placed several dark purple orchid heads in the composition to dress them up a little more and unite them with the other wedding flowers.
The couple gifted cute bags of Dolle's saltwater taffy and carmel popcorn at each place setting. A super cute OCMD tradition and a great favor.
A few hightop tables (seating 4 guests) had classic glass snifter glasses half-filled with water and purple rose petals as centerpieces. A few loose blooms floated atop the water and petals. Starfish were placed at the base.
Congratulations on your wedding, Katherine & Adam! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together! Thank you for choosing Little Miss Lovely as your wedding florist. I am so happy to know that you loved your flowers.