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ombre wedding flowers


over the weekend, i had the pleasure of designing flowers for the most stylish wedding i’ve ever worked or been to. seriously, every detail was thoughtfully and beautifully planned out. perfect example: the napkins were custom screen printed by the bride’s sister, who just happens to be one of the creative forces behind poppy & moe. brianna came to me with a love of the most fluffy flowers and a palette that faded from one color to the next, so the rest was easy: ombre flowers in a gradient of coral, peach, and ivory.

as usual, there was no time for snapping photos during set up, but this time i was lucky enough to be able to come back and enjoy brianna and doug’s celebration as a guest.

the long table featured dark coral colored arrangements in the middle, then faded out to the palest shades on either end. the bride collected boxes full of cute vintage milk glass containers for me to play with. i wish my phone could have captured the ombre effect better, but wide shots just aren’t a strong suit, it seems. in the end, i’m perfectly content to wait for and really excited to see the shots snapped by talented anne and paul of anne nunn photographers.

the cake was created by carla of honey crumb cake studio, and it was every bit as delicious as it was gorgeous. washington couples, you lucky lovers, she’s taking her business your direction at the end of the summer. we tag-teamed this glorious cascade of flowers; i snipped, she stuck. *high-five*

the list of ingredients for achieving the perfectly faded color is dizzying: seven varieties of roses, juliet and patience garden roses, three varieties of spray roses, gladiolus, four kinds of dahlias, blushing bride protea, two colors of carnations, hypericum berries, parrot tulips, standard tulips, lilies, and two shades each of stock and lisianthus. phew!
many enthusiastic thanks to brianna and doug for letting me create something special for them!

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  • elisa_marcheschi July 26, 2011, 7:46 am


  • anastasia July 26, 2011, 11:27 am

    >glad you like them, love. :)

  • megan July 26, 2011, 1:19 pm


  • alicia.. July 26, 2011, 7:50 pm


  • anastasia July 26, 2011, 8:41 pm

    >thank you so much, ladies!

  • Honey Crumb Cake Studio July 27, 2011, 11:41 am

    >Anastasia, Those are the most beautiful wedding flowers I've ever seen. And, like you, I've been to lots of weddings. I am *stealing* your photo of my cakes. :) Thank you for your talent; the world needs it!

  • anastasia July 27, 2011, 1:44 pm

    >carla, you are too sweet! steal away! did i mention above how delectable the cake was? i only wish i had a chance to try doug's groom's cake too–it went way too fast!