Real Wedding: Moody Forest Wedding

I worked on this wedding last year, and it was so much fun to do something very out of the ordinary. First up, the beautiful bride wearing an amazing J. Mendel cocktail dress with the biggest, most amazing fascinator I’ve ever seen! The bride used to own an art gallery and she gave me the concept of the “bower bird” as the inspiration for her event design. The bird builds an elaborate bower (sort of a nest cave) to its attract mates… So with that in mind, I created a moody, forest-y, slightly gothic design for this wedding…

For the bride’s bouquet,  I used a palette of hot pink and blue with touches of black all cuffed with black feathers and then wrapped with gold sequin trim. For the bridesmaid’s bouquets a palette of purples, blues, with a touch of green via forest-y leather fern.

For the ceremony, I strung a cluster of confetti system pinantas for this rock n’ roll couple.

For the head table, I made a runner out of black river rock to reference how the bower bird collects items to decorate his bower. Containers were a mix of metallics and wood. Local jewel tone dahlias were mixed with anemones, orchids, scabiosa pods, moss, and leather fern.

Guest tables were set with a cluster of arrangements surrounded by gold and silver mercury glass candles. For the table numbers, I used a piece of cut blue glass and wrote the number on it. DJ Smiles spun tunes and guests enjoyed a buffet of pie rather than wedding cake, a fitting end to very unique wedding!