Scott and Nikki were my last wedding of 2013 and it was a great way to end the wedding season! They got married at the breathtaking Villa Antonia on a sunny Saturday at the end of September.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

In every way, this couple was a joy to work with. Nikki and Scott live in Houston so most of our communication was done over email and through Scott’s sister, my friend Lauren. Lauren also introduced me to Meredith and Jake. I think Lauren is my number one reference!

Nikki knew exactly what flowers she wanted- she loves roses and hydrangeas in shades of blue and white. We created a classic and elegant feel for their wedding that included lots of hydrangeas, roses, orchids, lilies, lisianthus, and tons of candles! Svetlana Frolova of Svetlana Photography captured the day and she was awesome to work with and really generous about sharing her photos.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

The Villa Antonia chapel was so beautiful and had a gorgeous view of the hills. We added votives on the built in plaster shelves at the front of the chapel and on the side walls, two large arrangements at the front , and chair hangers on the aisle rows. The large arrangements were so pretty and just FULL of flowers- I used white lilies, roses, spider mums, hydrangea, spray roses, stock, white orchids, and lots of greenery like salal leaves and geranium. This was actually my first time making such large arrangements. I studied up a LOT before attempting these two arrangements. I was really happy with how they turned out and learned a lot, like how important it is to balance the arrangement, even if people are only seeing the front or else it is too front heavy and wants to tip forward. That totally was the case with these front loaded arrangements and I had to do some rigging with wire and a brick to keep it balanced, but again, no one saw the brick situation except for the minister. Lesson learned. Since this wedding I’ve done at least 3 more large arrangements and every time I learn a little something new to refine the process. It’s a skill and something I definitely feel more confident with now that I have several under my belt.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Chair hangers made from a cluster of roses, Queen Anne’s lace, salal leaves, and geranium leaves.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Here comes the bride! Isn’t she elegant?! I always love to see a bride with her father. So sweet.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography

 

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

The bride’s bouquet: blue hydrangea, white lisianthus, roses, spray roses, stock, ranunculus.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

For the reception we did a mix of short and tall arrangements. The tall arrangements were white and blue hydrangea poofs mixed with salal leaves and curly willow. I love the impact these tall arrangements make! We surrounded each tall arrangement with white votives. The shorter arrangements were a fun combination of 4 clear glass rectangular vases. In two of the vases were large white orchids, in the other two vases were white floating candles.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Photography.

Congratulations Scott and Nikki! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your wedding day!