Once again, more proof that 2011 was the undisputed year of weddings in the color purple...
From the very start, Bride Courtney knew what she wanted. "Carol, please make the bouquets look like a bunch of wildflowers just picked from a field." So we fashioned these garden-fresh bouquets of lavender stock, waxflower and heavenly fragrant tuberose that absolutely popped against the bridesmaids' royal blue dresses.The color scheme was fresh, cool and easy on the eyes, even on a hot August afternoon deep in the heart of the south.
For the bride's bouquet, we paired the feminine Amelia rose with clouds of Queen Anne's lace that floated and moved at the slightest breeze.
I love having Brandon and Stacey Gresham's cameras snapping a Lillie's wedding. Stacey told me once that flowers were among her favorite things to shoot on a wedding day, and you can sure tell it here. I'm a sucker for crisp and clean color in wedding photography.
The ceremony was held at this adorable white wooden church in Branchville, Alabama.
The church's simple white mantle was transformed into a flower garden with spires of larkspur, stock and bells of Ireland growing up through tufts of hydrangea anchored to a mossy base.
For the reception, we set out simple and blooms in a fantastic assortment of milk glass containers collected for the occasion by the bride's family.
As I write this, having just arrived home from a weekend wedding out of town, I am reminded of how a good wedding planner can make all the difference between a well-orchestrated event and a fiasco. Anita Kanellis, planner for both Courtney's wedding and our most recent event, was the string that kept all the moving parts connected.
Check out the video by Cam Productions for a closer look . . . http://vimeo.com/16038965