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Nicole and Steve were married at the beautiful Krippendorf Lodge, on the grounds of the Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford, Ohio. I had been praying for good weather for at least two weeks, and couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day – 75 degrees and sunny with a light breeze. The landscape surrounding the lodge was just bursting with blooms – hellebores and daffodils blanketed the ground and magnolia blossoms graced the trees. I wish I had had more time to explore!

Nicole carried a textural bouquet with succulents, ranunculus, garden roses and orchids in white, ivory and green.

Woodland inspired bridal bouquet by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with succulents, white ranunculus, Patience garden roses, Mondial roses, mini green hydrangea, green mini cymbidium orchids, Green Trick dianthus, Jade trachellium, Haworthia fasciata, Echeveria ‘Painted Lady’ and Kalanchoe tomentosa.

The bridesmaids’ bouquets included a pop of orange pincushion protea.

Woodland inspired bridesmaid bouquet by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with orange pincushion protea, Patience garden roses, Mondial roses, mini green hydrangea, green mini cymbidium orchids, Green Trick dianthus and Jade trachellium.

The ceremony arrangements brought in a touch of purple, which followed through into the reception flowers.

Ceremony arrangement at Krippendorf Lodge, by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, OH, with Birch branches, purple larkspur, Gladiator allium, Amnesia roses, Jade trachelium, Mondial roses, white hydrangea, Professor Rontgen parrot tulips and orange pincushion protea.

Close up of ceremony arrangement at Krippendorf Lodge, by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, OH, with Birch branches, purple larkspur, Gladiator allium, Amnesia roses, Jade trachelium, Mondial roses, white hydrangea, Professor Rontgen parrot tulips and orange pincushion protea.

There were two styles of centerpieces. The low centerpieces were landscapes of flowers and succulents surrounding ghost wood branches. Each piece of ghost wood was unique and beautiful.

Woodland centerpieces at Krippendorf Lodge, by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with ghost wood branches, succulents, Amnesia roses, Echeveria lilacina, Kalanchoe tomentosa, green hydrangea, Green Trick dianthus and green trachelium in a birch bark pot.

Woodland centerpieces at Krippendorf Lodge, by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with ghost wood branches, succulents, Amnesia roses, Echeveria lilacina, Kalanchoe tomentosa, green hydrangea, Green Trick dianthus and green trachelium in a birch bark pot.

Woodland centerpieces at Krippendorf Lodge, by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with ghost wood branches, succulents, Amnesia roses, Echeveria lilacina, Kalanchoe tomentosa, green hydrangea, Green Trick dianthus and green trachelium in a birch bark pot.

The tall centerpieces were fresh moss topiaries with a lush base of succulents and flowers. All of the centerpieces were surrounded by mercury glass votives.

Tall moss topiary centerpieces at Krippendorf Lodge, by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with mood moss, birch branches, succulents, Amnesia roses, Echeveria lilacina, Kalanchoe tomentosa, green hydrangea, Green Trick dianthus and green trachelium in a birch bark pot.

On the welcome table there was a wishing tree where guests could share their wishes with the bride and groom. Each wish was written on a star and hung from the tree. Such a wonderful idea!

Wishing tree at Krippendorf Lodge, by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with manzanita branches, succulents, Amnesia roses, Echeveria lilacina, Kalanchoe tomentosa, green hydrangea, Green Trick dianthus and green trachelium in a birch bark pot.

I really enjoyed working with Nicole and her mother Sharon. Congratulations to the newly-weds, Nicole and Steve!

Early this year Tamia Stinson, a stylist at Cincinnati Wedding Magazine, contacted me to contribute to a style page. The theme was Wood Nymph. Before the shoot for the magazine I asked Leah of Leah Barry Photography to come and document the bouquet for me. Here are Leah’s beautiful images:

Cascading bridal bouquet with sandblasted manzanita branches, white phalaenopsis orchids, green hellebores, green trachelium, Blue Star fern, Kalanchoe tomentosa and Echeveria lilacina, accented with fawn satin ribbon.  Photo by Leah Barry Photograpy, flowers by Floral Verde LLC Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cascading bridal bouquet with sandblasted manzanita branches, white phalaenopsis orchids, green hellebores, green trachelium, Blue Star fern, Kalanchoe tomentosa and Echeveria lilacina, accented with fawn satin ribbon.  Photo by Leah Barry Photograpy, flowers by Floral Verde LLC Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cascading bridal bouquet with sandblasted manzanita branches, white phalaenopsis orchids, green hellebores, green trachelium, Blue Star fern, Kalanchoe tomentosa and Echeveria lilacina, accented with fawn satin ribbon.  Photo by Leah Barry Photograpy, flowers by Floral Verde LLC Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cascading bridal bouquet with sandblasted manzanita branches, white phalaenopsis orchids, green hellebores, green trachelium, Blue Star fern, Kalanchoe tomentosa and Echeveria lilacina, accented with fawn satin ribbon.  Photo by Leah Barry Photograpy, flowers by Floral Verde LLC Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cascading bridal bouquet with sandblasted manzanita branches, white phalaenopsis orchids, green hellebores, green trachelium, Blue Star fern, Kalanchoe tomentosa and Echeveria lilacina, accented with fawn satin ribbon.  Photo by Leah Barry Photograpy, flowers by Floral Verde LLC Cincinnati, Ohio.

And here’s the style sheet for Cincinnati Wedding Magazine by Tamia Stinson:

Wood Nymph style sheet by Tamia Stinson in Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Spring/Summer 2014 issue. Bouquet by Floral Verde LLC Cincinnati, Ohio.

I did a second bouquet for the shoot, which wasn’t used in the magazine. Here are more of Leah’s beautiful images:

Cascading bridal bouquet with white Japanese sweet pea, agonis, feather acacia, Blue Star fern and green trachelium, accented with vintage grosgrain and velvet ribbons.  Photo by Leah Barry Photograpy, flowers by Floral Verde LLC Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cascading bridal bouquet with white Japanese sweet pea, agonis, feather acacia, Blue Star fern and green trachelium, accented with vintage grosgrain and velvet ribbons.  Photo by Leah Barry Photograpy, flowers by Floral Verde LLC Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cascading bridal bouquet with white Japanese sweet pea, agonis, feather acacia, Blue Star fern and green trachelium, accented with vintage grosgrain and velvet ribbons.  Photo by Leah Barry Photograpy, flowers by Floral Verde LLC Cincinnati, Ohio.

You can also find images from Katelane and Ahren’s Wedding on page 73 of the 2014 spring/summer issue of Cincinnati Wedding Magazine. Thank you Tamia and Leah! You can contact Leah and see more of her gorgeous images here:

Phone: (859) 466-8352
Email: leah@leahbarryphotography.com
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This is one of the coolest weddings that I’ve been a part of – an engagement party turned surprise wedding! It all went down at Hyde Park Country Club at the end of March. Casey and Brian are both Cincinnati natives, but had recently relocated to Portland. They wanted flowers inspired by the woodlands of the Pacific Northwest.

Casey’s bouquet is one of my favorite bridal bouquets to date. The purple sweet peas, scabiosa, hellebores, and fritillaria are so gorgeous, but my favorite part… the variegated Solomon’s seal!

Woodland inspired bridal bouquet by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with uhule fern curls, Pretty Purple Japanese scabiosa, Wiltshire Ripple sweet pea, Fritillaria meleagris, Echeveria Lola, Echeveria Painted Lady, dusty miller, Blue Star fern, Haworthia fasciata, Silver Lace fern, green ranunculus, Kimberly Queen fern, variegated Polygonatum odoratum variety pluriflorum and Maidenhair fern.

The bridesmaids’ bouquets were made to match the bridal bouquet, and doubled as cocktail table arrangements. The bridesmaids snagged them off the table right before walking down the aisle.

Woodland inspired bridesmaid bouquet by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Pretty Purple Japanese scabiosa, Wiltshire Ripple sweet pea, Blue Star fern, Silver Lace fern, green trachelium, green ranunculus, Kimberly Queen fern, variegated Polygonatum odoratum variety pluriflorum and Maidenhair fern.

Woodland inspired bridesmaid bouquet by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Pretty Purple Japanese scabiosa, Wiltshire Ripple sweet pea, Blue Star fern, Silver Lace fern, green trachelium, green ranunculus, Kimberly Queen fern, variegated Polygonatum odoratum variety pluriflorum and Maidenhair fern.

The beautiful fireplace and mantel at Hyde Park Country Club were dressed with ferns, succulents and branches.

Fireplace mantel at Hyde Park Country Club, by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, OH, with ghost wood branches, fiddlehead fern curls, agonis, Echeveria colorata, Blue Star fern, green trachelium, and Kimberly Queen fern.

An hour after the engagement party started the wedding party slipped out and changed. The doors to the dining room were opened immediately before the ceremony, and an aisle runner was rolled out to the ceremony arch. I used my new black steel chuppah (folded down into an arch) and dressed it up with ferns and hanging succulent terrariums.

Ceremony arch at Hyde Park Country Club, by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, OH, with agonis, Echeveria Lola, gunnii eucalyptus, Blue Star fern, Silver Lace fern, variegated Solomon’s Seal, green trachelium, mood moss, Kimberly Queen fern and Maidenhair fern.

Ceremony arch at Hyde Park Country Club, by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, OH, with agonis, Echeveria Lola, gunnii eucalyptus, Blue Star fern, Silver Lace fern, variegated Solomon’s Seal, green trachelium, mood moss, Kimberly Queen fern and Maidenhair fern.

Ceremony arch at Hyde Park Country Club, by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, OH, with agonis, Echeveria Lola, gunnii eucalyptus, Blue Star fern, Silver Lace fern, variegated Solomon’s Seal, green trachelium, mood moss, Kimberly Queen fern and Maidenhair fern.

After the ceremony, guests sat at tables with woodland centerpieces inspired by Portland native Francoise Weeks. The center of each arrangement featured a Juniper slice that I purchased at the cut flower market in Portland over a year ago. I couldn’t imagine finding a more perfect couple for these!

Woodland centerpiece by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Juniper slices, burgundy helleborus, white muscari, Echeveria colorata, Echeveria lucita, Echeveria derenbergii, Echeveria Lola, Kalanchoe tomentosa, Blue Star fern, Haworthia fasciata, Silver Lace fern, green trachelium, Kimberly Queen fern, mood moss and Maidenhair fern.

Woodland centerpiece by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Juniper slices, burgundy helleborus, white muscari, Echeveria colorata, Echeveria lucita, Echeveria derenbergii, Echeveria Lola, Kalanchoe tomentosa, Blue Star fern, Haworthia fasciata, Silver Lace fern, green trachelium, Kimberly Queen fern, mood moss and Maidenhair fern.

Woodland centerpiece by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Juniper slices, burgundy helleborus, white muscari, Echeveria colorata, Echeveria lucita, Echeveria derenbergii, Echeveria Lola, Kalanchoe tomentosa, Blue Star fern, Haworthia fasciata, Silver Lace fern, green trachelium, Kimberly Queen fern, mood moss and Maidenhair fern.

<a href="http://floralverde.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/20140328.3489.jpg"><img src="http://floralverde.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/20140328.3489.jpg" alt="Woodland centerpiece by Floral Verde LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Juniper slices, burgundy helleborus, white muscari, Echeveria colorata, Echeveria lucita, Echeveria derenbergii, Echeveria Lola, Kalanchoe tomentosa, Blue Star fern, Haworthia fasciata, Silver Lace fern, green trachelium, Kimberly Queen fern, mood moss and Maidenhair fern." width="500" height="333" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1369" /></a>

Congratulations Casey and Brian!

Succulent Terrariums

Succulent terrariums with Echeveria, Haworthia, Kalanchoe and manzanita branches by Floral Verde LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio

Succulent terrariums with Echeveria, Haworthia, Kalanchoe and manzanita branches by Floral Verde LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio

For Cecil

floral arrangement with Tara roses, yellow ranunculus, lilies, cream stock, white sweet peas, green trachelium, Italian variegated pittosporum, seeded eucalyptus and blue star fern in a concrete pot, by Floral Verde in Cincinnati, Ohio

floral arrangement with Tara roses, yellow ranunculus, lilies, cream stock, white sweet peas, green trachelium, Italian variegated pittosporum, seeded eucalyptus and blue star fern in a concrete pot, by Floral Verde in Cincinnati, Ohio

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