An Eclectically Elegant Barn Wedding
Karen and Mitch had their wedding at Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake. Their colors were dark purple, blue, yellow, white and gray and flowers included an eclectic mix of brunia, scabiosa, matsumoto, tweedia, Queen Anne's Lace, yarrow, billy balls, spray roses, silver sage, dusty miller, lisianthus and thistle. We just did personal flowers for Karen and Mitch, which included 4 bouquets and a handful of bouts and corsages--all made with a mixture of fun textures and colors. We were going for an eclectic chic look that would perfectly compliment their barn wedding. For Karen's bouquet, I mixed all of the flowers and foliages together and wrapped the handle with ivory satin, ivory organza ruffle, and some birdcage veil material provided by the bride. I accented the handle with blue yarn and colored pearls. The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of Karen's bouquet that were wrapped with a blue fabric remnant and accented with yellow yarn. The groomsmen, fathers, brothers and ushers had mismatched bouts made with a variety of blooms and the stems were exposed at the bottom. The grandmother, sister and mother corsages also contained a variety of flowers and complimented the bouquets perfectly. I love doing nature-inspired weddings with loads of texture! I think this one turned out just beautiful! A BIG congrats to Karen & Mitch!