Alyssa + Mitch
From the moment we met Alyssa and Mitch, we knew their wedding--and moreover, their marriage-- was going to be special. And our instincts were oh-so-right.
With farming roots and a deep love of flowers, Alyssa and her sweet mom outlined their vision for having lots of classic garden flowers incorporated into the celebration. After months of planning, dreaming and brainstorming, we developed a very personalized and flower-filled plan for their big day.
As part of the process, we learned that Alyssa had many fond memories of her late grandmother and her garden and she wanted her wedding flowers to reflect the beauty and abundance of that special place. After her grandmother died, the family shared packets of seeds of Forget Me Nots to plant in her memory. We, too, planted Forget Me Nots and were able to grow a few to include in the display on the couple's tribute table. The display also featured specific garden flowers in memory of other loved ones. It was a simple, yet meaningful, way to remember special people in their lives.
We filled Alyssa's bouquets with dahlias, zinnias, statice and lisianthus, plus touches of dusty miller and pretty pink tufts of a flower aptly named "kiss me over the garden gate." We also wove these special blooms into a lush, show-stopping floral arbor that was the centerpiece of their outdoor ceremony site.
Other floral details included a walk-through patio pergola that we draped in lush curly willow and bookended by lush floral displays of ferns, more bouquets and lanterns to frame Alyssa's grand entry on her father's arm.
Following the wedding, we got the sweetest series of messages from Alyssa and her mom, including one that read: "Everyone is raving about our flowers, they were all so amazing. We are still getting told by people who were either at the wedding or anyone who sees the pictures how amazing the flowers were! They are all stunned by how beautiful they were. You did such an amazing job. I also wanted to point out a couple of pictures. I had no idea my photographer was right beside me-but she captured my reaction to the flowers (below). I wanted to make sure you saw those-my mom and I both cried when we saw them."
Receiving notes like that from happy brides make us cry with joy too.