Lea Henley (Bride) Hoover, AL
As the bride/wedding designer, I felt my flowers were the critical thread that tied the event together. The initial design concept for our wedding was simple natural elegance within a fall garden. We hoped to achieve this using eucalyptus and neutral flowers. However, as you can see from the photos, our flowers are nothing short of dreamy whimsical, simple would be an insult to these beauties. Debbie Wages and her daughter Katie Cofield, childhood family friends and amazing florists, were the magicians behind these beautiful arrangements! A million thank you's to these talented women that somehow read my mind on what I had envisioned. The Ceremony and Reception: Seeded, silver dollar, and moon
lagoon eucalyptus, which was ordered from FiftyFlowers in a separate order, was my base for inspiration. The hue of jade green added a rich fragrance to the entire day, and a made a beautiful constant to our palette while allowing the bright fall colors of the gardens to dazzle us. The quality of the eucalyptus was second to none and the garlands and other bits of green scattered throughout the ceremony brought cohesiveness and vibrancy. The Bridal Party: The Groom and Groomsmen were dressed in gray suits with dusty rose ties. Each had a twig of seeded eucalyptus for boutonnieres, and the Groom a small ranunculus, perfect for the Groom that didn't want a fuss. The Bridesmaids wore flowy dusty rose dresses and carried bouquets of seeded, moon lagoon, true blue eucalyptus, sprinkled with larkspur and blue thistle- perfectly highlighting the bridal bouquet. Envisioning this bouquet in layers, we had a base of seeded eucalyptus for a free-flowing waterfall look; the larkspur and true blue eucalyptus gave dimension and size; the ivory peony roses and ranunculus, while gorgeous on their own simply were fillers next to the blush anemone which was the perfect shade for bringing in the dusty rose color from the bridesmaids dress; and finally, the blue thistle and Craspedia added a wild element to the bouquet that I completely adore. Truly, every aspect of my flowers for the wedding was perfect. My florist and I could not have been more pleased with the quality of the flowers that we received or the professionalism that FiftyFlowers portrayed during the entire process. While planning my wedding will be a one-time affair, FiftyFlowers will be my go to company from now on for their quality and reliability.
Flowers by Debbie Wages