Spring has finally sprung, and even though winter was such a blast, I can’t say I’ll miss it too much! There’s just something about spring – the smell of rain, the sunny days, and the hoards of gorgeous florals bursting through the ground. That’s why I am more than excited to share with you a little project I worked on with Jenny from Wildflower Floral Events to celebrate the month of April! Eeek!
Since I can’t stop fan-girling over everything Jenny does, we dreamed up the perfect way to welcome spring (and the beautiful flowers it has to offer) by creating a mini floral guide using Jenny’s favorite pieces! According to her, color is definitely back in, so we mixed and matched a ton of unlikely color combos to show you that your wedding flowers don’t need to be the same old, same old, and that bold is absolutely super beautiful!
It was totally pouring when I got to Jenny’s, so we styled the most beautiful dream shoot inside her little barn in Eastport! The shoot was filled with stunning brightness and explosive color pops that only Jenny could possibly create – her visions are always so inspiring. Jenny is one of those old souls who has this insane connection to the little gems of the world – whether it’s flowers, animals, or people! Not only is she an exceptional talent when it comes to design (the love affair she has with flowers is seriously incredible), but she is one of the most kind, patient, and creative people I’ve ever met. I’m reminded of the innovative flair she has with Wildflower Floral Events every single time I see her bouquets, centerpieces, and event spaces – it’s amazing.
But really, serious question: is there anything better than flowers? Because these beauties are absolutely unreal. Those lemonade-colored ranunculus, paired with some Bordeaux and fuchsia florals of the same breed, is the combination of my actual dreams. These pieces, although completely contrasting, are SUCH an amazing way to catapult your florals into another universe. The gorgeous tones and injections of vibrant color are a great way to make a serious statement – and to wow your guests with your design. Of course, only Jenny could make such unlikely combos work so flawlessly together!
I’m also alsolutely loving big leaves this year! Although we’ve all seen tons of basic greenery pieces all over the pages of every magazine, wedding blog, and Pinterest board, pieces like dragon leaves or maidenhair are another amazing way to offset your flowers with some big, bold elements!
I’m a huge fan of anything green, so when Jenny suggested we throw in some moss and ferns, I was totally on board. Moss is such a delicate plant, so adding it to your centerpieces in favor of white baby’s breath or thin greens is such an incredible way to tie the whole thing together. Jenny loves to pepper in natural elements like maiden hair, Boston ferns, and moss because it gives your flowers that natural, earthy vibe everyone is craving. Because of her knack for mixing the unexpected, Wildflower Floral Events is setting the barn high in the floral design industry. I’m always amazed at how perfectly they pull it off!
Another innovative and modern way to incorporate vibrant green tones into your wedding day (without being too cliche!) is through an all-green crown! Jenny whipped up the most s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g halo and I swear, I’m stilling swooning over it. It was such a delicate and perfect way to incorporate freshness and beauty into wedding style! Seriously, everything Jenny touches turns to absolutely magic.
Is this not the most unreal gorgeous thing you’ve ever seen!? Since flower crowns are still all the rage, sometimes it’s nice to step off the path and find your own way with a unique piece, and a Wildflower Floral Events original like this one is definitely a way to make your own statement! And isn’t Lauren so beautiful!? I just loved how perfectly she showed off this crown, and how gorgeous she looked wearing it! I couldn’t have asked for a better model!
And these colors below!!! Dragon leaves, anemones, maiden hair, and golden ranunculus are another way to seriously stun with your florals by adding that burst of bright color your flowers may be lacking! As I mentioned before, color is so in, so make sure to include those popsicle pinks, sunset oranges, and fuchsia’s you love – you’ll be so psyched you did!
Succulents are another on-trend decoration for your space and bouquet that won’t be going anywhere any time soon. Jenny gets these perfect, oversizes beauties that are enough to stop anyone in their tracks, and they add an incredible organic feel to any arrangement. The ombre fade in this gorgeous succulent is SO outer-wordly – like natures sunset within the leaves. I can’t get enough, and anyone who knows me knows that succulents and little plant friends are my favorite thing ever. More arrangements like this one please!
While at the barn, we also played around with ways to display your florals on guest tables, side tables, fireplaces, and more! Jenny always has a huge stock of gorgeous glassware and votives in all different colors and sizes, and she knows just how to make things work. We gathered up some jars and Jenny added some florals and natural pieces to really bring out the vibrancy of each. The result?
This gorgeous display! Mixing and matching these pieces adds some dimension and height to anywhere you place them, and also gives a rustic/modern twist to your decor! I love that Jenny threw in some delicate greens and giant blooms in different colors – it’s the most romantic decor I’ve ever seen!
Finding a trusted a floral designer who keeps your theme, tone, and vibe in mind is so important, and Jenny does just that, each and every time. The displays she creates and the inspiration she pulls from the natural elements of the North and South Fork are awe inspiring, and I love seeing her unique perspective in each wedding she does. She seriously has the most gorgeous treasures all over the shelves of her barn, and it was impossible to pick just one element to focus on! I’m obsessed!
Take a look at some of the other gorgeous photographs I snapped while at the Wildflower barn (and try not to explode over the beauty you’re about to experience in stereo)!