Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: Part 2

In last week’s blog, we mused on the idea of taking a non-traditional approach to some of the more conventional, expected wedding elements.
We explored the idea of taking items typically found on the table (centerpieces, placecards and menus) and putting them elsewhere instead. This week, let’s look at several more inspired takes on a few other traditional wedding components.

A New Take on the Bouquet
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How strange it would be, indeed, to see a bridal party sans bouquets (what in the world would they do with their hands?). A creative twist on this classic floral component is a brooch bouquet.
holl5Not only singular and unique, they are also elegant and eye-catching. The brooch bouquet also offers the perfect opportunity to incorporate meaningful or sentimental tokens such as a family heirloom or antique piece into your ensemble.

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This bride’s white ranunculus bouquet was accented with brooches, making her coordinated but distinct:

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Another fabulous perk: they last forever. There’s nothing like a beautiful and imperishable keepsake from one of your most memorable days.

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Photos courtesy of Phil Farber Photo Images.

A New Take on Choosing Patterns
When considering each element of your decor, remember that linen, fabric, panels and pillows aren’t the only ways to incorporate patterns or decorative motifs.
Integrating these design elements with textural washes that bathe floors, fabric, or furniture can yield beautiful, captivating results. We work with the top lighting companies in the city to achieve spectacular results.

The Ivy Room, drenched in amber and flecks of gold. Design by Jessica Griffin Pfuegl.

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Kaleidoscopic light whirls around a custom lounge grouping at Union Station. Design by Brittanie Aherns. britlightcol Specks of golden light adorn cascading panels at the River East Arts Center. Design by Rishi Patel.

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Event images courtesy of Kent Drake Photography. Thanks and credit to Frost Lighting.

The Stranded Floral Ceremonial Canopy
A delicate and potentially fragrant take on the traditional ceremonial canopy is to say I Do beneath an overlay composed (entirely or partially) of fresh floral.
In our floral studio, countless delicate white gladiolus blossoms were carefully removed from their stalks and hand-strung to create buoyant pillars, each over 12 feet long, for this gorgeous chuppah:

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Event images courtesy of Kent Drake Photography.

The original design for this exquisite framework composed entirely of gladiolus blooms was first seen out of our studio in 2001 by Bill Heffernan and represents timeless elegance.

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Images courtesy of Photography by Tay.

As your wedding day comes together, in addition to the myriad of details to consider and decisions to make, don’t forget that there are also innumerable ways to make your wedding as distinct and individual as you are.

Special thanks to everyone on our team for their creativity and ability to bring outside-of-the-box ideas to life.