What is it about the month of June that makes for such fantastic weddings? Nice weather. Fresh seasonal food. And of course, beautiful flowers. The varieties that you can get in these warm months makes it perfect for doing some amazing arrangements. Recently I was at a wedding for a friend’s sister, and my job for the festivities was to join some of the other ladies to help make the flower arrangements. I was more than happy to oblige. Flowers are by far one of my favorite parts of a wedding (right up there with good food, dancing…and of course seeing the happy couple tie the knot!) This wedding had a fantastic colour scheme with white and black damask details, and fuchsia accents.
For these vibrant centerpieces, the bride’s aunt picked this winning combination of fuchsia gerbera daisies, white roses and white hydrangea. Daisies are one of my all-time favorite flowers, so my heart melted a little when I saw these in the big florist buckets. To hold the arrangements, galvanized buckets were filled with river stones to act as not only a way to weigh down the buckets, but to also keep the flowers in place. The metallic surface of the buckets was great for reflecting the beautiful damask table cloths, especially in the evening when the tables were lit with elegant flickering candles.
The bride’s aunt, our florist extraordinaire, came up with this lovely idea of making a pink carnation “pillow”. She taught me to take a heart shaped glass container, fill it with clear stones, and then cut the carnations super short is that they could fit into the rocks, and just peek out over the edge of the dish. These looked incredibly sweet placed throughout the hall.
And of course the bride’s lovable chocolate lab needed some flowers for walking down the aisle as well. How cute is his little wreath?
More gerbera and hydrangea were used in other bouquets around the venue. To hide the stems inside these tall clear vases, we lined the inside with large leaves leftover from the cut hydrangea.
The colour theme was continued on with a giant display of cupcakes in lieu of a wedding cake. Just standing this close to take the picture was a test of will power. It smelled absolutely phenomenal.
I’m starting to go into a sugar coma again looking at these photos.
There was even more sugar at the large candy bar set up for guests to help themselves to some goodies to take home. To keep with the colour theme, all the sweets were variations of white, black and pink.
It was a beautiful wedding for an amazing couple, that I was lucky to be invited to. And I definitely came away with plenty of inspiration for flower arranging ideas for my own home. Those hydrangeas are calling to me!