Ashley and Chris were married at St. Mary Catholic Church in Elgin and had their reception at The Royal Fox Golf Club in St. Charles. Their colors were peacock blue, yellow and ivory with black. Flowers included ranunculus, hydrangea, peonies, parrot tulips, fringe tulips, double tulips, regular Dutch tulips, protea, dahlias, billy balls, brunia, button poms, spray roses and some foliage.
The personal flowers included a stunning bouquet for Ashley that consisted of mostly white flowers with some pale yellow accents. It included peonies, hydrangea, ranunculus, lisianthus, Dutch tulips, double tulips and freesia. It smelled FANTASTIC because of the freesia!!! It was textural and whimsical, which is exactly what I wanted!
The Bridesmaids carried mostly yellow bouquets with some white accents–including a mix of hydrangea, tulips, ranunculus, billy balls, dahlias, and spray roses. The mother’s wore wrist corsages made of ranunculus, spray roses and brunia accents and the grandmothers and reader women wore ranunculus-spray rose combos with peacock blue bows and exposed stems.
The gents wore ranunculus and some had brunia accents and some had billy ball accents but all of them were wrapped in black satin with exposed stems. They were the perfect compliment to the bouquets!
For the ceremony, I designed 2 altarpieces that were garden-style urns with curly willow branches and a textural, overflowing mix of flowers. I also provided a Mary Offering and 2 Parent offerings as well as hydrangea for the pews. It was beautiful!
For the reception, we did a manzanita tree for hanging the family member escort cards and then surrounded the tree with the non-family ones. It was a really cute idea and plays on the “family tree” idea.
We also reused the altarpieces in the library and on the gift table, next to our birdcage card holder with floral, ribbon and butterfly accents. We reused the pew hydrangea in square vases with peacock ribbon wraps in the cocktail area as well.
The head table was lined with petals and vases for the bouquets and sat behind one of my favorite cakes of all time–which we just added butterflies to and surrounded the cake table with petals as well.
The guest tables were the perfect mix of short and tall–the 8 talls gave height to the space without looking too over-the-top. I loved them. They are among my favorite talls to date! I also did 9 short coordinating ones in square vases with peacock ribbon. They also were awesome!
I love doing this wedding and working with Ashley to perfectly match her vision! The Royal Fox was a beautiful Golf Club venue and I hope we work there again soon!
I wish Ashley and Chris a lifetime of happiness! Congrats you two!!!