I’m popping in today to share a rare Sunday post! I’m here to share some photos from a beautiful September wedding! The bride’s father is the pastor at our church, and I’ve known the bride and her family for over 20 years. I was so honoured to be asked to provide the florals for this day, and I enjoyed the process so much! So, I thought it would be fun to share some of the gorgeous wedding photos from Ashley Elizabeth Photography with you!
September Wedding at Lauxmont Farms
The wedding was held at Lauxmont Farms in Wrightsville, PA. This stunning estate overlooks the Susquehanna River and provides some breathtaking views! And, the historic architecture throughout captured my heart! It was an absolutely perfect early fall day for a wedding with blue skies and warm sunshine. I was so happy that the day was picture perfect, since the bride and groom had to change their wedding date two times because of what’s been happening this year!
the Bridal Bouquet
The bride wanted her bouquet to look like she had walked through a field of wildflowers and handpicked a bouquet. I chose two cafe au late dahlias as focal flowers surrounded by lavender astrantia, feverfew daisy, red silk grass, mini tuxedo santini, and larkspur. For the greenery, I used three different varieties of eucalyptus.
the Bridesmaids Bouquets
For the ten bridesmaids bouquet florals, I chose white zinnea, lavender globe aramanth, feverfew daisy, purple variegated mini carnations, and eucalyptus. The two white zinneas mirror the large cafe au late dahlias of the bridal bouquet.
Aren’t the bridesmaids dresses gorgeous! The photos below show the bride with her sister, the maitron-of-honor.
The groom and groomsmen wore boutonnieres that featured all natural elements. Each boutonniere featured one mini tuxedo santini, grey duck feather, small pheasant feathers, dried phalaris and other dried grasses. I wrapped the stems with jute twine to keep with the natural vibe. (Note: the white string you see is part of an heirloom piece that the groom is wearing under his boutonniere).
the Wrist Corsages
This is where I wish I had more time before the wedding to capture some of the details of the wedding flowers. Even though these are not close up views of the wrist corsages, I did want to include them. For the mother’s and grandmothers, I made cuff bracelet wrist corsages that featured white lisianthus, tiny white spray roses, variegated pittosporum and white stock.
the Ceremony arbor
The ceremony was held in the sunken garden area of Lauxmont Farms. Because of the stunning natural backdrop, not much was needed to “dress up” this space. So, I created a simple eucalyptus and variegated pittosporum greenery garland with some white stock and placed it around the arch of the white garden arbor.
As you can see, the couples’ beloved pets had a part in their special day! And, they looked quite dapper with their white collars and bow ties!
the RECEPTION FLORALS
The reception was held in a large tent on the hill overlooking the Susquehanna River with a spectacular view! The bride rented a wooden infinity circle backdrop for the sweetheart table from Caroline’s Rentals. For this symbolic backdrop, I added three floral swags of cafe au late dahlias, white zinnias, white roses, feverfew daisies, lavender astrantia, eucalyptus and pheasant feathers.
And, I had to share these photos featuring another piece from Caroline’s Rentals. This pink sectional was simply stunning and served as a nice spot for photos of both the bride and groom and their guests!
The reception area was full of special touches made by the family. I loved the vintage books and framed quotes on the tables. And the area for cards and gifts featured family wedding portraits from the bride and groom’s families.
The green shade of the vintage trunk that held cards and gifts was perfection. And, I added some greenery to the large metal hoops that served as a backdrop to this area. I used seeded eucalyptus, willow eucalyptus and parvifolia eucalyptus.
I know this isn’t my normal home decor post, but I hope that you enjoyed seeing some of the details from this September wedding as much as I enjoyed creating the florals for this special day!
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If you are a bride (or know someone planning a wedding) in the Lancaster area and are looking for a floral designer, I would love to chat with you. Just leave a message for me in the comment area below and I’ll be in touch!