Modern Romantic

The message every time I talked with Kelle, seeing how she dressed, her hairstyle, her mannerisms, was her desire for a statement of her uniqueness, pushing the limits of avante garde design, but firmly anchored in classic refinement. Her request for ‘modern romantic’ said it all.


The bridal bouquet showcased a mixture of branches and wild grasses, contrasted with luscious, highly fragrant peony, garden rose, pink lily of the valley, ranunculus, emerald green of English ivy. Pure white Star of Bethlehem flowers breathed an air of delicacy into the elegant hand tied.

Although I did not grab any pictures of the corsages, they were a mesh of copper wire bangles with a mixture of fresh and dried florals interlaced.


The two head table pieces were each a cloud of wildflowers studded with blush peony, extending with graceful arms of delicate, light green kerria branches to 7 ft wide each.

The boutiniers you can see pictured were a base of curly willow tied at both ends with antique copper colored duiponi silk ribbon, studded with wild meadow grass and wildflowers.

The table centerpieces were low, lush and spreading, evoking a feeling of wildflowers in a lush meadow with peony, ranunculus, several delicate dried grasses in subtle orange-tan tones. A variety of high and low cylinders rented to the client provided elegant holders for these romantic hand tieds.

The client had also requested two large designs -one for the backdrop of the ceremony, and one for the cocktail table at the reception.

All the florals were grown in partnership with my family’s farm Simon Organics -from foraging the wild fields for grasses to the carefully cultivated ranunculus in the greenhouse. Truly a statement for the beauty of local flowers

It was such a pleasure designing for this couple!

Thank you to Human Artist for the amazing captures of the event. The full portfolio can be found here.

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