Spring Mood Boards

By: Colleen Lennehan


Spring sprouts all new ideas and inspiration for upcoming brides, from color palettes to trendy blooms we’ve gathered some gorgeous photos published in Southern Weddings to create four unique mood boards!

Lavender and Silk

This light and airy pair is perfect for the budding warmth this season brings. This wedding, shot by Nancy Ray Photography used softer tones to create a beautiful impact! We love the long ribbons floating from the bouquets!

 

 

Dusty Neutrals

This stunning wedding, shot by Graham Terhune Photography took place at a camp where the couple met back in their teenage years. Between the antique accents and the untamed florals, we couldn’t resist using their big day as a mood board.  Combining Queen Ann’s lace with thistle, scabiosa pods, and other greens they sweetly turned foraged wildflowers into elegant arrangements.

Peaches and Peonies

Bright pink peonies and peachy accents blended beautifully for this styled shoot, photographed by Tec Petaja. The sweetness of spring carries back bright colors and the vibrance of life after long chilly winters. To add pops of color to your wedding consider bolder tones like pinks and oranges to bring warmth to your day!

Wispy Whites

Classic whites lightly kissed pink are sure to bring wedding envy to any bride. This sweet color combination echoes romance, especially when paired with a breathtaking venue. This equestrian wedding, shot by KT Merry Photography, has all the perfect springtime elements, including plenty of dogwood blossoms!

 

*All photos were credited to their photographer, and were gathered from Southern Weddings magazine, enjoy!

Real Wedding: Lauren and Jovanni

By: Colleen Lennehan


Over the past year blush and ivory palettes became a bridal favorite, and Lauren and Jovanni’s wedding perfectly captures all the romance these colors bring.

The two married on August 20th, 2016 at St. Lawrence O’Toole church, later celebrating at The Aria.

Their big day beautifully blended bridal glam with classic touches, which is most highlighted in Lauren’s bouquet!

Terri created round style bouquets for both the bride and bridesmaids using white garden roses, hydrangea, ranunculi, and blush roses, wrapping them in ivory ribbon. She used jeweled fabric to add a pop of glitz and allow Lauren’s bouquet to really shine!

Jovanni and his groomsmen wore white ranunculus boutonnières, and their sweet flower girl walked down the aisle with a baby’s breath flower crown.

Their reception flowers matched the bridal party with roses and hydrangea, keeping everything in sync. For the centerpieces we used tall gold pilsner vases and low mercury fairytale vases for variation. Flowers seemed to grow out of every inch of The Aria during Lauren and Jovanni’s reception.

Blooms greeted guests as they entered and passed the place card table, decorated with a stunning manzanita tree arrangement full of roses, hydrangea, and orchids. We fixed clusters of roses and hydrangea along the staircase to compliment the scalloped fabric. At the bottom of the staircases sat their sweetheart table, decorated with small julep cups and matching flowers.

Their entire wedding was beautifully captured by the talented photographers of Annandale Photography, we hope you enjoy seeing a glimpse of their glamorous day!

 

Venue- The Aria

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photography- Annandale Photography

Real Wedding: Colleen and Samuel

By: Colleen Lennehan


Pale pinks and earthy greens made up the romantic color scheme for Colleen and Samuel’s magazine worthy wedding.

The two married on July 3rd, 2016 at Woodwinds in Branford with seaside views and lush blooms surrounding their big day.

The spotlight in Colleen’s bouquets beamed over the peonies, an all-time popular wedding flower. In the bridal bouquet Terri used muted pale pinks and whites, while in the bridesmaids she bumped up the color a bit with deeper pink peonies and lisianthus.

Pink and white peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, astilbe, lisianthus, and eucalyptus made up these gorgeous bouquets. With a lighter color scheme the richer tones in the bridesmaids flowers added a romantic burst of color.

For the fellas, Terri made ranunculus boutonnières to compliment the girls bouquets.

Her organic look overflowed indoors into their centerpieces and cake décor too!

Similar flowers were used in their arrangements with the addition of pink roses, hydrangea, spray roses, and Queen Anne’s lace.

This couples airy look paired with the ease of the shoreline created the perfect blend for wedding day bliss.

We were so happy to be apart of their wedding, and can’t get over their stunning photos, captured by TBM Photos!

Venue- Woodwinds

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photography- TBM Photography

 

 

Real Wedding: Kristy and Brockett

By: Colleen Lennehan


Kristy and Brockett said “I do” in classic fairy tale form at the Riverview on October 16th, 2016.

Their entire day was filled with romance and tropical touches in both their ceremony and reception.

Kristy’s bridal bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids was beautifully unique. Terri mirrored the bridesmaids bouquets by using similar white and purple orchids. The groom and groomsmen wore orchid boutonnieres to carry the flower trend throughout the wedding party.

The couple married under an arch covered in twinkling lights and lush flowers. We used hydrangea, roses, stock, wisteria, and fairy lights to create this romantic backdrop for Kristy and Brockett. Their aisle was lined with clusters of roses and hydrangea, tied with multicolored ribbons to match their color scheme.

After they sealed their marriage with a kiss the couple and their friends and family went inside to celebrate their love. Submerged purple orchids in various cylinder sizes sat in the center of each table, while smaller arrangements lined their sweetheart table.

We loved working with this couple and helping their wedding day visions come to life.

Take a look at their beautiful day, captured by Candace Jeffery Photography !

Venue- The Riverview

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photography- Candace Jeffery Photography

 

 

Real Wedding: Adam and Janelle

By: Colleen Lennehan


On a gorgeous autumn afternoon Adam and Janelle said “I do” under a large oak tree at The Red Barn at Hampshire College.

The ceremony scene could not have been any more beautiful; surrounded by turning trees and picturesque valleys, the couple picked the perfect season to get married in.

Their charming rustic wedding fit perfectly with the venue and its natural location. The bridesmaids deep turquoise dresses gave a bright pop to the color scheme. The girls held baby’s breath bouquets, a bloom very popular with barn weddings! She wrapped them in turquoise burlap and used twine to create a ballerina knot design as a final touch.

Janelle’s bouquet was full of bright colors and textures. Terri used sunflowers, orange orchids, chocolate Queen Anne’s lace, peach roses, orange calla lilies, and green succulents to bring the fall foliage shades to her bouquet. Wrapped in ivory ribbon, Terri matched the brides bouquet with the rest by finishing it off with the ballerina knot.

For the guys, we wrapped orange calla lilies and feathered eucalyptus with twine, to blend in the rustic charm.

Sunflowers were also used in the ceremony décor as well. We hung a dozen sunflower, hydrangea, and moss filled glass globes throughout the venues oak tree. To add another backdrop element we draped fabric across two giant branches to bring in a classic arch look.

The reception was just as sweet as their ceremony setup! We used blue mason jars with baby’s breath bouquets to complete their cozy barn setting. The flowers were accompanied by small votive candles and a burlap wrapped bottle of wine that doubled as a table number.

Between the views of red and orange foliage for miles, Janelle’s blooming bouquet, and the couples sweet touches, their big day highlights all the beauty of an autumn wedding!

 

Venue- The Red Barn at Hampshire College

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photography-Colleen Lennehan and

All photos are credited accordingly to either Colleen Lennehan, or the couples photographer, Heather Renee!

 

 

Real Wedding: Joey and Lisa

By: Colleen Lennehan


On September 3rd, 2016 Joey Corning and Lisa Mitus said “I do” on a beautiful afternoon in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

The elegant day began with a first look on the historic city streets, followed by their ceremony at Saint Cecilia Church.

 

Timeless color combinations of dusty greys and rich burgundy’s complimented their city soiree later at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The bridesmaids bouquets were pieced together with lush and lavish flowers, including: celosia, dahlias, lisianthus, freesia, roses, and Queen Anne’s lace. As for Lisa’s bouquet, Terri used lighter toned flowers so her white anemone’s would be the belle of the ball!

Their venue was nothing short of fabulous, gold desiray bowls held their centerpieces full of velvety colors, while gold mercury votive candles shed some romantic light throughout the evening.

The arrangements were styled with burgundy lilies and ranunculus, celosia, roses, ivy, beargrass, and seeded eucalyptus.

 

Lisa and Joey have been friends of Terri’s for years, and their wedding day vision came to life with elegance and pops of old-time glamour! We hope their life as Mr. and Mrs. Corning is nothing but beautiful!

 

Venue- Fairmont Copley Plaza

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photography- Person + Killian Photography

 

 

Real Wedding: Kristen and Dan

By: Colleen Lennehan


Underneath a balmy sun and surrounded by friends and family, Kristen Gortych and Dan Burgos became husband and wife on August 13th, 2016.

The couple held their seaside celebration at Harkness Memorial Park, with waterfront views for both their ceremony and reception, the night was a sweet mix of bridal elegance and salty breezes.

Pinks and blues are a classic nautical combination, and these two love birds incorporated them into their beachy big day as well. Kristen wore a beautiful strapless gown, while her bridesmaids were dressed in blush. To bring blue into their color scheme, Dan and his groomsmen wore navy suits, dressed up with pink spray rose and astilbe boutonnieres!

Blush shades continued into her bouquets and arrangements as well.

Kristen’s round bridal bouquet showcased a variety of flowers. Garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, freesia, hydrangea, spray roses, and astilbe were all used in her textured bouquet, wrapped in a lace handkerchief.  The bridesmaids held similar bouquets, minus a few blooms!

 

Thankfully the bridal party and guests beat the heat during the ceremony, which took place outside in the park. Four gold pedestals lined the aisle, topped with giant arrangements of roses, hydrangea, and astilbe.

Back at the mansion, 14 tables sprinkled throughout the property, half with high arrangements and the remainder with low.

For the high centerpieces we used gold pedestals, and gold urns for the low, they each held blushing and blooming  roses and hydrangea. Four gold mercury votives circled the arrangements to add light and another color element to the tables.

Along with the 14 tables, we decorated two mantles with rose and hydrangea filled gold goblets and votives, and used more of the goblets to add décor to 8 cocktail tables.

The couples gift table was decorated with two white bird cages, dressed up with mini garlands of greens and spray roses. Every table in the mansion had a floral touch to it, bringing the outdoor, in!

We loved working with Kristen and Dan to create their wedding day dreams and wish them nothing but happiness as husband and wife!

 

Venue- Harkness Memorial Park

Florist- Terri Krisavage

*We used photo’s from the couples photographer, J. Benson Photography, as well as our own taken by Colleen Lennehan, each is credited accordingly!

 

Blooming Boutonnières

By: Colleen Lennehan


Boutonnieres, a sweet staple to any wedding, are just as necessary as a bridal bouquet, or the first dance, and can be as unique as a field of wildflowers.

Many boutonnieres are classic, made of a few stems of flowers, perhaps wrapped in ivory ribbon, others are quite unique in style and include personal objects meaningful to the couple.

Some of the most popular blooms Terri uses for boutonnieres are ranunculus, spray roses, succulents, and mini calla lilies. She often adds greens in as well to give the little lapel accent a fuller look.

Many brides love a classic and clean feel with a single flower and a strand of ivy or baby’s breath, while others love a messy natural look of eucalyptus or dusty miller accompanying their flowers.

Either way, these wedding day necessities are the perfect way to continue your color scheme, theme, or character!

We’ve gathered a few classic and quirky button hole ideas for you! Enjoy!

Succulents

Personalized

Classic

Earthy

Florist- Terri Krisavage

*All other photos were credited to the website that featured them or their original photographers and florists!

Prom 2016!

Prom season is quickly sneaking up on us and along with some timeless traditions, new trends are also finding their way into the big day!

Many of you have probably seen or heard about “promposals”, clever and very elaborate ways guys and gals are asking each other to prom. Most of these “promposals” include clever sayings written on poster board, giant balloons, or even iced onto a dozen doughnuts!

On the floral side of proms, trends are popping up like wildflowers on a warm day.

This year many girls are flaunting their flowers not only on their wrists, but in their hair and clasped between their hands!

Flower crowns, and nosegay bouquets are becoming more and more popular, adding some creativity to everyone’s look!

We’ve gathered a few photos to spark some ideas and inspiration for you!

Classic Corsage

Fresh Flower Crown

Beautiful Bouquets

Timeless Boutonnieres

 

Whether you like the classic corsage, the trendy crowns and bouquets, or sweet and simple boutonnieres, we hope you saw something that caught your eye!