Monday, May 9, 2011

Black and White and Soft All Over

Misha and Nick's wedding was an event loaded with interesting details. Starting with black and white toile linens, we kept the floral and decor soft and antique feeling with some modern elements mixed in. The result was a lush, eclectic and and very elegant event. 

We designed the personal flowers with a very light hand. Pristine roses and orchids in pale shades and little bits of texture from white nerine lilies, freesia, dusty miller, bunnytail grass, and andromeda heather resulted in restful, but highly intricate bouquets.

Having the ceremony and reception in the same room is always a challenge for event designers. Trying to create a striking and sacred space against a backlit wall of glass also requires considerable creativity. For the ceremony we envisioned a light and twinkly backdrop incorporating lucite, glass, candlelight, succulents, gardenias, orchids, terrariums, raw silk ribbon and glass bubble garland. The results were stunning.

The space was quickly turned during cocktail hour. The neutral palette was warmed up with lighting and luscious florals in soft, antique fall shades. Elevated centerpieces of peegee hydrangea, magnolia and dendrobium orchids were designed in birdfeeders. Low arrangements of roses, andromeda heather, peegee hydrangea, scabiosa pods and echeveria were held by cast iron urns.

Kudos to some of our favorite peeps who worked on this event with us: Bungalow 6 Design, Linen EffectsMinneapolis Golf Club and photography by Red Ribbon Studio.

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