Pictures by Melissa Burnett Photography. - but flowers done by
Rachelle Ellis of Abloomin' Daisy!
Becca had a lot of bridesmaids, so rather than get a bunch of bouquets for each one, she made a money saver move. She just asked for a simple large red gerbera daisy for them each to put in their hair. Unfortunately my mother has those pictures on her camera.
Cute little Bentley in her floral crown.
So you can sort of see the throw bouquet, but another cool thing about the photo was is the little umbrella. I totally made it! I had this grand design, but when I got to the location, and realized the space on the table and the time, and materials... I couldn't make it work. I will have to save that design for another time.
The evolution of the umbrella if you care to know. I tore the fabric off of a normal umbrella to it's skeleton, gesso-ed the doilie my great-grandmother made, so it would be whiter and stiff, then laid it on the skeleton umbrella overnight to shape and dry. My mother and John liked the idea of modern meeting the vintage, but for some reason, I just didn't like the little plastic handle, and had to find another way to make it happen. So I took the bamboo used for floral design, to match the shape, and created the umbrella. I was going to set it up high-ish and thread flowers with fish line to hang over the guestbook, creating a floral canopy..... like I said, I will save it for another time.
The Bride's bouquet included red ranunculus and little red spray roses, white stargazer lilies and some salal leaves. I had to make a repair from the temple pictures to the reception since the lilies are fragile and since they were white they show thieir folds and bruises well. The boutonnieres for these ring bearers were small white spray roses, while the groom's were ranunculus blooms to match the bridal bouquet and the flower girl's crown. The groomsmen and fathers had mini white or red gerbera dasies, and the mother's had large red gerbera wrist corsages with black beaded wristlets- very formal. I learned a lot from this event, but as always really enjoyed working with the flowers!