|bride’s bouquet with peonies, patience garden roses, champagne roses, and sweet peas, collared with salal and tulle.|
|centerpieces with hydrangeas, stock, larkspur, roses, queen anne’s lace, and cotinus in mason jars. chiara and her bridal party put together the centerpieces once i got them going. didn’t they do a fantastic job?|
|ah king estate. i could live in this picture.|
i’ve already shared these on twitter, but not everybody who wants to see is there.
if it’s true what they say about rain on your wedding day being good luck, then chiara and justin have more good luck than they know what to do with. the sky must have opened up just for them–saturday was the only rainy day we’ve had for a bit. i did hear yesterday that this has been the second wettest spring in something like 115 years.
chiara hosted a diy party for her flowers, and she could not have had a more talented, helpful, and fun group of friends and sisters to call upon for the occasion. our design time flew by as everybody put together bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres before we turned the flowers over to the gentlemen to take up to king estate. their genius decision: hire a uhaul to transport piles of diy decor, cases of beer, boxes of flowers, and all the other wedding day stuff that tends to accumulate.
jayme elsevier was on hand at chiara’s to capture all the flower designing process. her and her husband, the couple behind the lenses of harvest moon photography, are serious about documenting the entire experience of your wedding–not just the ceremony and reception. they photographed mine a couple years ago and did a phenomenal job at our rehearsal picnic, and they’ve even tagged along with a couple as they applied for their marriage license. i can’t wait to see the photos they snapped this weekend!
p.s. wishing a very happy birthday to my gal tara. *hugs*