Winter Park Farmers Market – Southern Classic 

Winter Park Farmers Market is a popular venue here in Orlando, and we love when our brides make it unique! Patrick and Laura chose a rustic and vintage design for their wedding. Everything from the babies breath that lined their aisle to the stacked vintage books on their ceremony tables was as unique as Patrick and Laura.

For the brides bouquet we used only the best flowers! From the gorgeous Juliet garden roses, the amazing blush clooney ranunculus, to the pop of blue from the thistle that finished it perfectly. Her bouquet is certainly one for the books! The sequined gold bridesmaids dresses and quirky groomsmen suits were a stylish finishing touch for this fun wedding.

Floral: Bluegrass Chic

Photographer: Ashley Jane Photography

Venue: Winter Park Farmer Market

Peachtree House- Vintage Elegance

Some vendors might think working with a couple that lives across the pond is a difficult task, but we embrace it! This lovely couple came to us all the way from England and gave us a little over two months to get their vision from paper to wedding day. But here at Bluegrass Chic, we love a challenge!

We came up with a design plan based on the brides inspiration and gave it life with just one simple request from the groom: to use proteas from his native country, South Africa. Using the proteas, the brides bouquet was very unique with various textures and colors. The bridesmaids took a more classic look using creams, blush, and greens.

Peachtree house is a gorgeous property with a sea of ferns and rose bushes so it does not need much help to be event ready. For a few last minute touches we added a rustic floral piece to the arch, that had hanging amaranthus and greens and a spray of silver dollar eucalyptus on the guest book table that was a tribute to the couples many travels. The bride and groom’s unique style was on full display at this very romantic and  vintage wedding!

Floral: Bluegrass Chic

Photography: Jordan Weiland Photography

Venue: Peachtree House

Planner: Lora Ritzie Wardman

 

Leu Gardens – Irish Wedding

We really enjoyed designing this romantic, almost all green wedding with a touch of white and thistles. This stunning bride with the most gorgeous red hair wore a romantic lace gown with a stunning shawl draped over her arms as she walked down the aisle. Her maids wore a soft teal and a gray shawl draped with green and white bouquets. The bride carried a soft cascading bouquet with queens ann lace, brunia, thistles, green hydrangea, garden roses and amaranthus. The ceremony was moved inside for weather, but we moved their birchwood ceremony arch inside with corner floral of white hydrangea, ivy, thistle and amaranthus. The couple had a bagpiper in honor of their heritage to start and end the ceremony.

Published on: Eco-Beautiful Weddings Blog

Photography: Corner House Photography
Ceremony Venue: Harry P. Leu Gardens
Reception Venue: 310 Lakeside
Makeup and Hair Artistry: About Face Design Team
Floral: Bluegrass Chic
Cake Artistry: The Sugar Suite
DJ: Groove Maestros DJ & Lighting Services
Officiant: Lon Tosi

Tiffany Blue, Baby Blue and Navy Flowers

We love trying to incorporate any color the client wishes into the bouquets, ceremony and centerpieces. Some colors are easier than others because they come in a variety of different flowers. Others, like navy are not so easy. Here are a few of my go to depending on the time of year:

  • Anemone – feathery white flower with navy or black center (available November to May)
  • Thistle, Supernova, Echinops or Blue bell – ranges in size and color from blue to navy with a hint of gray (different seasons for each variety)
  • Nigella – soft blue with a messy wildflower crown, perfect for light blue/gray (available July and August)
  • Scabiosa – delicate lightweight petals with a beautifully textured center that resembles a globe (available April through June)
  • Muscari (Grape Hyacinth) – royal blue with a miniture grape look, great for texture and variety (available November through March)
  • Cornflower – bright blue with a darker center, looks like a bright crown perfect for a bouquet or enriching a centerpiece with a pop of color (available June through August)
  • Delphenium – ranges from a light blue to a bright blue. Would be great for adding blooms to a bouquet or boutonniere, large ceremony displays with sprays of color, or adding height to a centerpiece (available year round)
  • Hydrangea – the most common are a light blue, useful for making a background color for a bouquet, filler for ceremony or a base for a centerpiece. There is also a very bright blue out of Holland, absolutely stunning but with a hefty price tag. I will warn you, make sure your florist knows where to use these beauties depending on the season. Using them without a water source during intense heat is not a good idea. (available year round)
  • Dyed and tinted flowers – almost any flower can be tinted or dyed to match your wedding. When this is professionally done, it can look flawless and compliment any color scheme. A few that work well are; roses, carnations, orchids, hydrangeas and statice. We can order them this way, or tint them in our shop once they arrive.

Don’t forget that adding a color to your bouquet doesn’t have to be all floral. We can use other items to add texture and color. We can wire almost anything and incorporate them into stems to be added like flowers. Recently we collaborated with one of our favorite vendors to have them make ribbon roses in a navy satin. Stay tuned for those pictures, we don’t want to ruin it for our bride in November!