Betsy and John

Betsy and John’s wedding was going to be included in our Summer 2016 Weddings Highlights post, but there were just too many images by the wonderful Eric Kelley that we adored that we had to give it its own feature!

Betsy and John were married on June 25, 2016. The couple had a private family ceremony at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, followed by a larger ceremony at the family home. A tented reception took place on the lawn of Farmington Country Club. It was a romantic and classic wedding, inspired by a soft, clean, and fresh aesthetic. Colors of blush, ivory, cream, soft greens, and pale peach were used to create elegant designs that enhanced the beauty of the bride and the gorgeous scenery.

Betsy epitomized grace and beauty on her special day. She carried a formal bouquet of cream peonies, “Juliet” and “Patience” garden roses, ranunculus, and stock with a touch of seeded eucalyptus and dusty miler. A grey dupioni ribbon was wrapped around the stems and pinned with pearls.

Betsy’s matrons of honor and bridesmaids wore classic navy blue gowns. Their bouquets complemented Betsy’s in their floral composition, but contained more peach and pink tones.

Adorable flower girls wore delicate floral crowns of heather, spray roses, eucalyptus, and ivy. They carried petal baskets decorated with greens and cascading satin ribbons.

John wore a boutonniere of ivory ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus and camellia leaf, tied in grey silk ribbon to match Betsy’s bridal bouquet. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were composed of peach spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, and dusty miller.

The precious ring bearer seemed impressed with his own boutonniere of ranunculus and seeded eucalyptus.

For the church ceremony, we created two arrangements in our Tourterelle ivory vintage urns to flank the altar. The statement pieces were composed of cream and green florals: hydrangea, delphiniums, lilies, roses, peonies, camellia foliage, and magnolia leaves. Wreathes of hydrangea and roses welcomed guests to the church.

For the larger service at Betsy’s family home, we created a stunning bamboo arbor to frame the bride and groom during their nuptials. We decorated it with collections of peonies, roses, and camellia leaf and garlands of silver dollar eucalyptus and ivy. Two lovely arrangements  of hydrangea, delphiniums, lillies, roses, peonies, and camelia and magnolia foliage anchored the base of the arbor. Shepherd’s hooks with hanging teardrop vase arrangements and blankets of ivory rose petals marked the aisle.

Chloe, the golden retriever, was one of the stars of the ceremony, sporting a floral collar and leash.

To set the festive tone, eight arrangements of ivory florals and greenery were placed in white iron ornate stands to create a pathway to the tent for the reception. Two larger white iron stands with loose, cascading florals and a green archway of Italian ruskus, salal, boxwood, and ivy framed the entryway.

One of the most unique details that we created for this wedding was the floral drum light fixture that floated above the bar in the center of the tent. Blue hydrangea, blush and cream garden roses, stock, seeded eucalyptus, and boxwood covered the frame of the drum, creating a true floral centerpiece.

The reception florals varied based on the table set up. Two long farm tables were draped with handmade boxwood garlands with touches of salal and eucalyptus. Tucked into the garland was a mix of small, vintage silver and glass vessels with fresh and soft florals.

Guest tables were centered with silver Revere bowl arrangements of varying sizes. Each was filled with fresh and loose flowers of hydrangea, roses, lisianthus, peonies, freesia, stock, ranunculus, camellia leaf, boxwood, and jasmine vine. Gold mercury votive candles were placed on each table.

Congratulations to Betsy and John! It was a pleasure to work with you both and to create such unique, gorgeous details for your special day!

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