About 3 years after their first date of burgers & beers, Sebastian proposed to Morgan. It was two days before Christmas, and he did it by tying the ring to an ornament for her to put on their tree.
She called to tell me about it and, in her next breath, she asked me to do her flowers. Ummm… duh!
Morgan & I met on our first day of first grade, all the way back in 1995. I remember lining up at our room number, outside on the playground, and Morgan was the first person who talked to me. There was no way I was letting someone else do her flowers, 24 years later!
The two of them love hunting and fishing together, which means they spend a lot of time together out in nature. Because of that, and the fact that we were creating autumn wood flowers, and the bridesmaid dresses were burgundy, we went with lots of greenery along with orange and burgundy.
Fully customized flowers
For the bridal bouquet, I used rich green, cascading greenery and large flowers to create a total showstopper bouquet. Not only that, but Morgan gave me her mom’s veil and let me actually take it apart! I took pieces and put them together to create new items to use as the center of the largest flowers.
I also included two-toned flowers that used both the orange and burgundy to tie the colors together even more. The bridesmaids’ bouquets used the same 3 colors, but tight circular shapes, and the boutonnieres were a mixture of colors.
Autumn Wood Flowers – Specifics
- Flowers : Almond, marigold, hydrangea, garden rose, amaryllis
- Colors : Burgundy, orange, ivory
- Fillers : Mostly Italian ruscus
- Handle : Partially-wrapped with twine
- Accents : Brooch centers made from mom’s veil
Flowers used beyond the wedding!
Not only did we work together to create the personal flower items, I also provided loose flowers for their lovely, 5-tier cake! They have since used those loose flowers in multiple places around their house, like their coffee table centerpiece!
“Wood flowers are beautiful and last a lifetime. Katie is really talented! I love that she was able to put pieces of my mom’s veil in my flowers, which meant so much to me!”