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Garden Wedding

A garden wedding. This one took place in a family "backyard", 3 or so acres, more resembling a park, beautiful, lush, green, private. The bride asked for flowers with a garden-y feel. As though they could have been cut from that garden. A palette that spoke to summer colors. There was one bridesmaid was the step-daughter-to-be. The only specific bride request was about her bouquet. Something a bit cascading. With a few calla lilies. And vine. The Reception: poolside. The lanterns were moved from the ceremony to tables. They made for a graceful transition from afternoon ceremony to evening reception, with toasts and dancing. All on a perfect August day. 

Lovely when the look of the wedding, flowers, decor, linens, all take their cue from the wedding site. 

Lanterns repurposed from ceremony to reception
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Ceremony Arches

Wedding arches are never going out of favor. Never. A beautiful arch is the classic solution to creating the ambiance for the ceremony. It draws the eye to the couple and almost draws a circle around them. Hey, right here, it almost says. Reels in the viewer even in the most amazing setting.

Creating the perfectly-coifed arch reflecting the couple's artistic vision is the challenge at at hand. There is an oh-so sparsely flowered approach, letting the arch itself shine. And the vine and greened arch, covered in a way that suggests its been growing there for years. The ones that make us wedding florists drool, the  ones smothered in roses and vines, like something out of The Secret Garden. Arches have been fashioned out of downed birch trees, random branches, driftwood, wrought iron, a wooden garden trellis, an existing pergola or gazebo, and even copper tubing like the one below. Arches can be personalized even more by draping. What's to say you can't use a vibrant color instead of the usual white drape? With a chandelier dropped behind? Check out these fabulous arches. Yep, It's grown up fairy tale stuff. 

 Amazing Ceremony Structures viaBrides.com Haley Sheffield

 Amazing Ceremony Structures viaBrides.com Haley Sheffield

Arch with rustic treatment,  rough cut timbers , lushly adorned with vines and flowers. The lantern at the base anchor the posts that could appear bare.  Via www.noflowersnolife.xom   

Arch with rustic treatment,  rough cut timbers , lushly adorned with vines and flowers. The lantern at the base anchor the posts that could appear bare.  Via www.noflowersnolife.xom

 

Beautiful  flowered arch in graduated tones pale to burgundy. via www.weddingapp.com Eric Ronald Photography

Beautiful  flowered arch in graduated tones pale to burgundy. via www.weddingapp.com Eric Ronald Photography

A  simple construction allowing the flowers and foliage to do all the talking.. www.mywedding.com photo by Anushe Low

A  simple construction allowing the flowers and foliage to do all the talking.. www.mywedding.com photo by Anushe Low

Nothing says the arch, or chuppah, in this case, has to be white. This one is a muted pink, which has found its way into flower palettes in a big way this wedding season. via brides.com, photo Gary Ashley of The Wedding Collective,

Nothing says the arch, or chuppah, in this case, has to be white. This one is a muted pink, which has found its way into flower palettes in a big way this wedding season. via brides.com, photo Gary Ashley of The Wedding Collective,

Rustic and twiggish arch with a Bohemian touch.   via greenweddingshoes.com Fall's Flowers.

Rustic and twiggish arch with a Bohemian touch.   via greenweddingshoes.com Fall's Flowers.