About 6 years before their wedding, Kayla, a client service associate at a financial firm, and Paul, a CAD designer at a telecommunications company, met through mutual friends. They love hiking, sightseeing, visiting breweries, playing with their dog, Mocha, and traveling together… and later this year, they will be welcoming their first baby!
On a chilly winter night, Kayla, Paul, and their parents all went to see a house that goes all-out with its Christmas lights display. It was a house that Kayla used to visit with her grandmother, who had recently passed away, so it was a really special occasion. Paul waited for the perfect moment & popped the question, just a week before Christmas.
Kayla and I used to work together, so we’ve known each other for quite some time. She followed along with my posts as I started Heart & Sola Creations, and fell in love with the idea of wood flowers. Her favorite parts are that you get to keep them since they won’t die, and they look beautiful while being a little different from other things she had seen at weddings.
Bouquets & Floral Hoop
With the bridesmaids wearing burgundy dresses, the groom & groomsmen in navy suits, and the bride in white, the request was to combine all 3 colors in the bouquets. Careful to keep them from reading as “patriotic,” I made sure there was plenty of greenery mixed in with the flowers. The bouquets were finished with champagne ribbon on the handles & a single wrap of navy lace around the middle.
Kayla’s bouquet was created with some cascading pieces of greenery and was a smidge larger than the bridesmaids’ bouquets.
Their young flower girl carried a 10″ gold hoop, decorated with matching greenery and flowers.
- Flowers : Folded roses, simple roses, almonds, and marigolds
- Colors : Ivory, burgundy, and navy
- Accents : Gold shimmery accents within roses of the bridal bouquet
- Greenery : Eucalyptus, pothos, bay laurel
- Handles : Partial wrap – champagne ribbon & navy lace
- Boutonnieres : Rose & marigolds, champagne ribbon, with magnets
- Corsages : Marigolds, coordinating greenery, stretchy wristbands
Boutonnieres & Corsages
Paul wore a burgundy rose boutonniere with 2 ivory hydrangea buds, while the rest of the groomsmen wore single-rose burgundy boutonnieres, and family members wore ivory marigold boutonnieres.
The wrist corsages, created for family members, were kept simple with a large ivory marigold on each.
Cake & Table Decor
Kayla & Paul also requested a few dozen loose flowers that match the bouquets, to add to the cake and sprinkle on each table.
Most Memorable Moment
When I asked Kayla what the most memorable moment was, she said, “Paul’s face when he saw me during our first look. He’s not super emotional in front of others, but his face when he saw my dress was beyond memorable. Plus, dancing with all my friends and family I hadn’t seen in months due to the pandemic.”
The Venue Philadelphia Quartett Club
They went with the Philadelphia Quartett Club, after a change due to Covid, since it’s run by the same caterer as the first venue. There was also an outdoor tent that was installed specifically because of Covid, to keep everyone as safe as possible.
“Thank you so much for making my day so beautiful! The colors matched everything perfectly and I can’t get over just how amazing they were. My bouquet is now proudly displayed on my dining room table I and vase and will be making a shadow box with my loose flowers from the centerpieces. All of my guests and bridal party were in love with them. I cannot thank you enough for matching my vision perfectly! I recommend you to everyone I know who is engaged!”
— Kayla D.