Like something out of a fairytale, Lucia and Gabbys forest wedding felt just like that. With the merging of local Austin grown flowers and a varied selection from Fiftyflowers, the couple also set the scene with a woodland theme cake, beautifully artful table number cards and an animal happy hour!
In March of 2020, our nation as a whole was just beginning to come into the infancy of our new normal. Gabby and Lucia were very lucky with this, as their wedding was just days before the closures and shelters in place began to be implemented. They were very conscious of this when their wedding day was getting closer, and out of the 70 people they invited, 35 attended. This was mostly due to personal preference, and as you can tell in the pictures, their special day was incredibly perfect and intimate.
When Lucia originally was planning her wedding, she had full intentions of using only Cassiopeia Farm to grow all of her flowers. But in the style of 2020, and really just life, the farm endured some inclement weather and Lucia was only able to get 40-50 bunches which was far less then she originally planned. But being resourceful in the age of the internet, Lucia googled “wholesale flowers online” and 6 days before her wedding, she was able to place an order for the difference in flowers from Fiftyflowers!
So, without any design experience, Lucia set forth on her task of arranging her wedding flowers. And as you can tell by the pictures, there are a lot of arrangements! In the span of 22 hours total over 2-3 days, and with the help of her mom and friend, they completed this impressive variety of local and international flower arrangements and bouquets. Through the merging of her local flowers, she was able to incorporate the flowers from FiftyFlowers. Using wholesale bunches of Sprengeri, Italian Ruscus, and Sky Blue Delphinium, along with the Whimsical Garden Rose sample pack, the Delicate Garden Combo, and the Wild About You collection, Lucia was able to create many lush and colorful bouquets and arrangements. Another way she was resourceful was to purchase the Ruscus, Plumosa, and Sprengeri Greens Garland and poke a few stems into it to create a full arch piece. Her friends were crafty as well and when she wasn’t looking, they moved it from the arch to the swing, where it could be enjoyed for the entire duration of the wedding. That is a great way to get a LOT of value out of your wedding flowers.
Check out these fun pictures from their special day!
Here’s a combo I didn’t know I needed: Flowers and Woodland Creatures! Lucia said “The animals were from Tiny Tails to You, a local petting zoo. I have been obsessed with small animals for my entire life. I figured if there were ever a day I could justify renting a petting zoo for myself, it would be for my wedding.” And I for one agree. Your wedding day is that time in your life to treat yourself to some amazing entertainment or something you wouldn’t do for yourself.
I was blown away by how organic this arch looks! Using the local flowers and the Sprengeri Greens Garland with the Disbuds from her Wild About You DIY Collection and a few Roses from her Whimsical Garden Rose Sample Pack.
And how adorable is she? The Grandmother of the couple was the Flower Girl for their ceremony and she was so excited about it, she kept the spirit alive through the entire wedding.
Boutonnières don’t need to be fancy to be absolutely stunning. The brightness of the ranunculus perfectly compliments the beauty of Gabby’s smile.
This wedding is by far one of my favorites from the 2020 wedding year, and the quick decision making skills of these brides is the perfect example of how no matter what, your wedding will end up exactly how it is meant to be. Life will throw you changes, but by keeping it calm and your eyes on the prize, you’re going to have the most perfect wedding day.
The Dream Makers:
Catering: Mandola’s Italian Restaurant
Photographer: Lauren Slusher Photography
Rentals: Monarch Event Rentals
Petting zoo: Tiny Tails to You
Venue: The Wildflower Barn
For this story in her exact words, check out Lucias Flower Story.