Wedding Bliss in November

Sunny days in mid November can be hard to come by in the heart of the Midwest. However, Kayleigh & Matt managed to pick a beautiful sunny (although chilly, which you'd never know from the pictures of her outside in a cap-sleeved gown) to celebrate their beginning together! Clutching one of our favorite bouquets, with garden roses, dahlias, olive tree foliage, eucalyptus, ranunculus, wax flower, privet berries and more, truly brought out the texture of her gown. While Matt sported a peach ranunculus to match. 

Their Ceremony space at Ravenswood Event Center was defined with two overflowing, natural arrangements on wooden pedestals which were later repurposed on the dessert table.  Flowers in clear glass jars hung from aisle side chairs with ivory satin ribbon. We especially loved the escort card table with an eclectic mix of vintage cut glass vessels holding pops of floral and tall stemmed votives holding mercury glass candles.  The centerpieces held the similar floral as the bridal bouquet in clear footed compotes with yummy textures of fall flowers.  But not too fall-ish!  The bride didn't want typical fall colors like yellow, red and orange.  Peach, coral, white and green are a great fall alternative palette. 

Very special Thank You to Katie with Cage & Aquarium for these amazing photos! 

Romantic Ravenswood Wedding

When a client comes to us with a romantic vision of blush, ivory and gold accents, we smile. When they make the choice to donate their flowers after their event to Random Acts of Flowers, that smile grows! This is exactly what Britnee and Nick chose to do after their beautiful Ravenswood Event Center wedding. 

We designed the romantic feel for their July wedding with a manicured bouquet of peonies, roses, and ranunculus of ivory, blush and pinks. Gold vessels including hobnail jars (repurposed from ceremony chairs), chalices, and compotes were filled with big bloom floral like hydrangea, cafe au lait dahlias,  roses and peonies. Add mercury glass votives surrounding the ledges and the room is set! 

Then at the end of the beautiful evening, we came to pick up rentals and the leftover floral, but rather than throwing them in the dumpster, we happily donate them to be repurposed for hospital, children and hospice care patients to enjoy them for the weeks to come. Smiles for everyone! 

Special thank you to Nick with Gerber + Scarpelli photography for capturing and sharing these details so well! As well as the wonderful Kim with Bride+Joy for planning the day effortlessly!