I think Ann and I would both agree that when our work and personal friendships intersect, the experience is even more meaningful. This was absolutely the case with the following wedding.
Allyson and Jason were married on the last weekend of October in their hometown of Marietta, GA. Allyson and I met as second graders and have been best friends ever since. We’ve gone through the ups and downs of life together and maintained a friendship despite distance, and can always start up again like old times.
When Jason proposed, Ann and I both agreed that we couldn’t imagine not being a part of her floral story. Ally’s style was clear from the beginning and we loved her vision of a romantic, warm, Autumn celebration. Ally and her mother, Rita, graciously allowed us to design with no restraints. Complete freedom + perfect flowers + autumn leaves + Marietta, GA? Heaven.
We did the majority of design at our studio, then loaded everything up and headed north the Thursday before the wedding. The logistics of traveling with flowers are simple. A cold van, ample water for hydration and extreme organization. And coffee… lots of coffee.
Delicate blossoms were delivered via Florabundance to the venue the day before the wedding and we added finishing touches in our custom portable design space:
The Marietta Golf and Convention Center, where the wedding was held, is perched atop the course and offers stunning vistas of the Northern Georgia hills. I’ve always admired the city of Atlanta/Marietta because, although you’re in a major urban area, it feels like the country.
We wanted the floral palette and color scheme to be reflective of the season, but void of the bright, contrasting hues that Fall is sometimes known for. We wanted less “Autumn Leaves Bulletin Board” and more romance. Helping us achieve that look were Caramel garden roses, antique hydrangea, hocus pocus roses, mustard-hued yarrow and porcelina spray roses. The rustic textures were incorporated via mahoghany stained boxes for the centerpieces and floral ingredients like millet, wheat and liquid amber. Liquid amber: we couldn’t of done this without you!
Stay tuned for Part II. The wedding went off without a hitch and everyone was filled with love. The room was warm with an autumn glow and I might say this could have been one of our most favorite weddings to date. Lots of love to the Mr. and Mrs.