This weekend I had the pleasure of helping Megan and Will create beach-themed wedding flowers. The beach theme was inspired by Willâ€™s romantic proposal to Megan on a sailboat under the Mackinac Bridge. How sweet is that?!
Meganâ€™s bouquet was a delicate mix of pale blues, greens, silver and ivory. It contained tweedia, hydrangea, dusty miller, Vendela roses, bunny tail grass, tuberoses and leucadendron cones. I was really excited about how the bridal bouquet came together – the bunny tail and leucadendron really completed the coastal feeling.
The neutral bridesmaidsâ€™ bouquets effortlessly complemented their pool blue dresses, and were made with fragrant Polar Star roses, hydrangea, dusty miller and leucadendron cones.
I actually used two species of the South African native leucadendron in the personal flowers. Leucadendron argenteum (silver tree) is the slender silver foliage used as the base of the corsages and boutonnieres. You might recognize it from the Silver Tree Composite Bouquet that I posted in April. The smaller, greener foliage with cones is a Leucadendron cultivar named â€œPisaâ€.
I made a variety of boutonnieres for this wedding. The first was Leucadendron â€œPisaâ€ accented with silver tree and seeded eucalyptus.
The boutonnieres for the fathers were made of Viviane spray roses, silver tree, dusty miller and Leucadendron â€œPisaâ€ foliage.
The groom and groomsmen wore boutonnieres of fragrant tuberose florets, silver tree and dusty miller.
Finally, I made a pair of conch shell arrangements for the reception. Meganâ€™s mother provided the shells, which were souvenirs from her travels, and I filled them with flowers. The Sarracenia leucophylla, or pitcher plant, was my favorite part of these arrangements.
I would like to send many thanks to Megan, Will and their wonderful family. Thank you for being open to my suggestions and last minute additions. You were an absolute dream to work with!
Best wishes and congratulations to Megan and Will!