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.
The bridesmaids’ bouquets included a pop of orange pincushion protea.
The ceremony arrangements brought in a touch of purple, which followed through into the reception flowers.
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.
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.
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!
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:
And here’s the style sheet for Cincinnati Wedding Magazine by Tamia Stinson:
I did a second bouquet for the shoot, which wasn’t used in the magazine. Here are more of Leah’s beautiful images:
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
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!
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.
The beautiful fireplace and mantel at Hyde Park Country Club were dressed with ferns, succulents and branches.
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.
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!
Congratulations Casey and Brian!