Brian & Jessica, September 27, 2008

This wedding was so special because Jessica is my sister!!  What a treat to design the florals for her special day!  I can't take all the credit, though...Jessica has a great eye for design, and she knew exactly what she wanted!!  We had so much fun and are just so thankful for her new husband, Brian.  Congratulations and many blessings Jess and Brian!

Jessica's bouquet was filled with ivory and green hydrangea, blush pink and ivory roses and hot pink spray roses.

So classic and beautiful!

Bridesmaid bouquets were a combination of green hydrangea, hot pink roses to match the dresses, ivory spray roses, and blush spider mums.  

Simple mason jars hanging from shepherd's hooks lined the walkway to the church.  We also wrapped the railings to the entrance of the church with greenery garlands and hung simple greenery wreaths on the doors.

My father used to grow gladiolus in his vegetable garden, so I wonder if memories of those beautiful, long stemmed flowers coming into our house inspired Jessica's choice for the church decor!  I also had white gladiolus in my felt like a sweet tradition!  I loved how the tall stems framed the isle, and the design of the flowers clustered together in the altar arrangements felt fresh and modern.

I've been collecting antique milk glass containers for a few years now, so I loved it when Jessica decided to use them for her reception centerpieces!  We filled the vessels with green hydrangea, ivory and hot pink roses, and blush spider mums.

*Photography by Shanna Mahoney of Shanna Mahoney Photography