Christine, a manager and event coordinator for Double Nickel Brewing Company, and Ian, who works in a lab doing cancer research, met online 5 years ago. They both love traveling, Philly sports teams, animals, and lounging on the couch with some wine.
One day, Ian surprised Christine with a scavenger hunt that ended at their favorite winery with both their families there, and he proposed outside, under the lights!
Christine first saw wood flowers at her cousin’s wedding, and she couldn’t even tell they weren’t real! She knew the idea of being able to keep her flowers forever is amazing!
Bouquets, Boutonnieres, and Corsages
With the bridesmaids wearing green dresses, and the bride in white, the request was to pair flowers that were all white/ivory and eucalyptus. It was a bit of a challenge, but that makes it more fun! In order to add dimension to each item, I chose to not only use raw ivory sola wood flowers but also ones that have the natural wood bark on them, too. The bouquets were finished with twine handles & a single wrap of crocheted lace.
The ivory rose boutonnieres were finished with a bit of twine wrapped around the stems and, as usual, we went with magnet backings instead of pins. This makes putting the boutonnieres on super easy and doesn’t leave any holes. The corsages were large ivory peony flowers with matching greenery on stretchy silver wristbands.
Arch Swags and Decor
2 swags were designed to be used on the triangle arch at the venue. Built with a flat back with industrial zip-tie attachments, the swags were easy to attach to the arch without any additional tools and did not cause any damage.
135 loose, stemmed flowers were also created so that the couple could use them in various spots to decorate the venue. The stemmed flowers were used in things like aisle marker jars, around signs, and were mixed in with preserved greenery around the venue, as well.
- Flowers : Folded roses, peonies, garden roses, almonds
- Colors : Ivory, ivory with bark
- Greenery : Eucalyptus
- Handles : Partial wrap – twine & crochet lace
- Boutonnieres : Roses, twine-wrapped, with magnets
- Corsages : Peony, coordinating greenery, stretchy wristband
- Arch Swags : Coordinating greenery and flowers
How did they choose their venue?
After finding Worsell Manor in Warwick, MD online, they pulled up for a tour and instantly fell in love. It’s the perfect mix of nature and rustic, the perfect fit for their vibe. Plus, they could have the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one place!
When the big day came, Christine said, “it all was so magical.” The weather was perfect, so they were able to keep the barn doors and windows open all night. They actually had more guests come than they had expected. The food from TM Catering and music from Rock the Block Entertainment were perfect. The couple said it was just the perfect wedding day!
Did Covid-19 impact the wedding?
Luckily Covid 19 did not affect the wedding! The couple did provide masks in the bathroom, hand sanitizers on the reception tables, and some guests did leave after the cocktail hour because they didn’t want to be inside the barn… but that was it!
“Working with Heart & Sola for our wooden wedding flowers was the best wedding decision we made. Katie made the entire process such a breeze and the fact that I get to have all my wedding flowers forever is a dream. We got so many compliments on the wedding and so many people are now interested in getting wood flowers for their future events! I would recommend Heart & Sola Creations, and Katie, to anyone!”
— Christine R.