A Yellow, White & Gray Succulents and Scrabble Wedding

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Shannon & Brian’s wedding was AWESOME! Not only was it at one of my favorite venue (Cantigny Golf Course) but it featured a great color palette (yellow, gray, white and some green), succulents (love them!) and SCRABBLE pieces everywhere! It was fabulous! Flowers included pin cushion protea, garden roses, hydrangea, hanging amaranthus, brunia, silver sage, dusty miller, succulents, callas, vanda orchids, mokara orchids, dendrobium orchids, roses, peonies, yarrow, cymbidium orchids, oncidium orchids, billy balls, spray roses, stock, snapdragons, and mini and regular sunflowers.

The bridal bouquet was one the funnest ones I’ve ever made and even had Scrabble pieces on the handle (their initials)…it had a bunch of fabulous textures and a great combo of flowers but the succulents and vanda orchids probably stuck out the most of everything. The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of Shannon’s bouquet and the bouts and corsages also coordinated with the bouquets.

The ceremony decor included petals lining the aisle and patterned petal swirls in the aisle, 40+ hanging votives in the trees leading up to the ceremony patio and a show-stopping pave floral arch with loads of lush flowers and foliage.

The cocktail hour had 2 wreaths under the beverage dispensers, highboys with little square vases filled with protea, and a large ugly bulletin board we covered with round accordion fans and other paper decorations. We took it from Blah to BLAM!

The reception had 2 styles of centerpiece–one was a trio of mis-matched vases with mixes of flowers in them and the other was a tall mixed arrangement with birch posts in the vase and birch branches with hanging votives sticking out of the arrangements. The cake was also decorated with birch branches, flowers and succulents and the escort card table had 2 mixed floral pieces with birch branches in them as well.

I loved working with Shannon and Brian and wish them a lifetime of happiness! CONGRATS you two!!!

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