Brandi and Matt exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, April 11 at one of the prettiest locations that I have ever had the pleasure of dressing up in floral arrangements. Brandi and Matt transformed the White Barn
in Prospect, PA into a colorful, bohemian/rustic wedding space. All of the details were breathtaking and everything turned out absolutely perfect! I have know Brandi for nearly 7 years and have been looking forward to her wedding day since the moment Matt proposed. Brandi openly gave me free range to do whatever my heart desired for their wedding flowers -- with two stipulations: keep things centered around a color scheme of pale pink, grey and gold and incorporate a rustic feel to match the barn setting. With that being said, I treated this wedding as if it were my own! Elizabeth Anne Studios
captured some great photos of the couple and the event and I can't wait to see more! Follow her on Facebook
to see a few more sneak peeks (and an awesome little video) like the photo below.
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photo by Elizabeth Anne Studios
Brandi's bouquet may have been one of my favorite bouquets to date! It took me quite some time to perfect but turned out exactly how I had envisioned for this bride. It was playful, colorful, had pops of whimsy and the textures were mind blowing. The bouquet included pheasant feathers, a mini gold pineapple, succulents, a Hawaiian pincushion, gold thistle, huge peonies, black and white anemones, and more than 20 different types of blooms. It was tied with ivory crocheted trim and pink ribbon. A blue sparrow charm was pinned to the stem wrap and used as the bride's "something blue".
Brandi's bridesmaids carried simple bouquets of baby's breath. A single, dainty black and white anemone and greenery unified each bouquet and added extra interest. The bouquets were wrapped in pale pink ribbon to match the pink gowns.
Even Brandi's toss bouquet was stunning and full of texture. I couldn't let her throw her own bouquet into the crowd of single ladies covering the dance floor and was so happy that I made her a toss bouquet so she could dry out her own bridal bouquet.
Matt's boutonniere was so neat. It featured a cream-colored ranunculus, a few plumes of thin eucalyptus, a few types of fern leaves, a sprig of curly willow, and a single pheasant feather. It was wrapped in ivory crocheted trim to match his bride's bouquet.
The groomsmen wore similar boutonnieres made of cream ranunculus, thistle, baby's breath and pheasant feathers.
The fathers and grandfathers wore boutonnieres of single white roses paired with baby's breath and greenery.
The mothers and grandmothers wore wrist corsages made with ranunculus, stock, baby's breath and larkspur heads. A few feathers and unique greenery really made these corsages unusually beautiful.
The bride wore a cluster of baby's breath, succulents and pale pink flowers in her hair.
The White Barn
is a beautiful venue! Above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. Even though the set-up process of any wedding is always a rushed process - I still stopped a few times just to take in every little detail this venue had to offer.
The ceremony backdrop may have been one of the loveliest parts of this wedding. Originally, the bride and groom had planned for the ceremony to take place outside, but due to chilly temperatures and some gusty wind, decided to move the ceremony inside. It was a good call and I'm sure their guests appreciated it. I sewed two curtain panels out of ivory linen and hung them from one of my backdrop stands. Thick ivory lace was draped over the left side of the stand and a garland was draped over the right side. A "curtain" of strung carnations in different shades of pink gracefully hung from behind the curtains. Large ferns were placed at the base and a few groupings of fern leaves were used as curtain tie-backs to unify the look. I had some help from Brandi's bridesmaids while stringing the carnation heads... thank you, girls! You saved me so much time! Mason jars filled with matching florals hung from the rows of chairs along the aisle. Groupings of mason jars filled with candles lined the walkway.
Each and every centerpiece was unique and different. The garden-style arrangements fit the venue and theme of the wedding nicely. There were so many different elements (gold mercury glass candles, wood slices, rattan chargers, stained wood blocks, mason jars filled with candles, etc.) that made these centerpieces memorable.
Upstairs, the bride and her bridesmaids hung 5 empty picture frames to create a photo booth backdrop. Guests were to stand behind the frames and have their photos taken with a plethora of fun props. I attached small swags to each frame. The photos guests posted on Instagram while using the photo booth were the cutest!
The entry table, place card table & gift table were marked with large, unruly flower arrangements in poured concrete containers. These containers were awesome and so heavy! I plan to use them at my own wedding in August! Accents of pheasant feathers, curly willow & baby's breath played into the whimsical feel of this barn wedding.
The bride and groom collected antique and vintage bottles. A large beam behind the head table was lined with vintage bottles filled with single blooms of colorful flowers and greenery. A little floral 'still life' using a antique wooden crate and several bottles the couple had collected welcomed guests into the barn.
The tall, 4 tier, naked wedding cake was a show stopper! The cake was lined with fresh strawberries, blue berries, raspberries, and black berries and dashed with powered sugar. A few loose floral heads were placed on each tier and a full, floral cake topper set off the top of the cake. The bride's toss bouquet called the cake table home and a metal orb filled with cascading florals set along side of the cake.
Brandi & Matt, it was a pleasure to help bring your wedding visions to life. I had a fantastic time putting together you arrangements and am so thankful that you were thrilled with my concepts and ideas for your special day. Chaz and I had such a great time celebrating with you! Thank you for including us both in your wedding day. We love you so much and are so excited to see what the future has in store for you! We'll see you in a few weeks! XOXO- Ami p.s. Thank you to my better half, Chaz, for spending quality time with me during the 13 hour drive in my van, rushing around and helping me set up flowers, snapping nearly ALL of the phenomenal photos shared in this blog post, dealing with me bossing you around during installation, and loving me unconditionally... and for going swimming in the stinky hotel pool with me at 8 am. I love you, forever and always.