Filed under: Weddings
From Erin, "The inspiration came from the couple themselves. They wanted something modern with bold colors and textures, but clean and simple."
See that cool blue ribbon with flowers. Looks simple, right? Um, no. Here's what she went through to get that baby up in the nick of time.
Photos by Bend the Light
"Kira and Turner's wedding arch... now that one was interesting. I had never been to the venue. It was actually the residence of a local architect and they would rent it out for events. I had seen photos of it, and the way they described it, I thought I would be able to attach the branches to some beams. But it wasn't so.
I wired together dozens of silver mitsumata branches. Mitsumata is a fairly uniform branch, with a long base and 3-4 smaller branches which shoot off at a central location. Once that was done, I cut several strands of cobalt blue ribbon and attached the spider and button mums to create a fun modern pattern. The whole thing was then wired to beams which were 15' above the floor... to get it up there I had to use a ladder which only leaned against the wall, not the self supporting kind-so it was very nerve wrecking but the payoff was big."
I chose this bouquet because it is very hard to make spider mums look cool, especially in a bouquet. They are mixed in with grey berzillia berries (my personal absolute fav), for a chic, modern look. These would make really interesting pomanders too.
Below photos from Aric + Casey Photography
I seriously like the fabric going on here. So many time, the arches the venues provide, or even rentals, are those basic metal ones that sort of look 80s, and there's really not much you can do to make them look element. So, why not cover the entire thing in heavy fabric!
Even though this is in the country, and there's lots of cotton and such, I'm going with more Southwest than rustic on this. Erin said, "Travis is from Lubbock, where cotton is grown for miles around, so they definitely wanted to use the cotton. They even picked most of it themselves and provided it to me!"
A gratuitous dog photo above. How cute is that little guy?! She mentioned about this wedding, that it's become a family affair! She notes, "I ended up being asked to do her sister's wedding six months later, which was a five hour drive away and then six months after that I did one of their second cousin's weddings, which was two hours away and became the family florist:)"
Normally we see pomandor's made of carnations or roses. This is made from dianthus (looks like moss) with succulents and green button mums.