For me, the flowers are personal with an abundance of foraged eleagnus and smilax in my new hometown of Atlanta. I thought it might be fun to share that I sourced the flowers from Certified American Grown Flower farm Grace Rose Farm in California, Mayesh's Los Angeles and mainly, the overgrown church parking lot at Roswell United Methodist Church. Because of the constrains of the pandemic, I did this entire installation from start to finish all by myself. And yes, prepping, loading, making, cleaning and that means walking up and down ALL those stairs at the Atlanta Historical Society for every delivery, set up and take down.
I am forever grateful to Julie Paisley and Raela Gore who exhibited a TON of patience and understanding for the challenges of floristry during the height of the pandemic. Like, shipments delayed and prices through the roof. I am being honest when I say it was really hard because it was... but, worth every frustration, and tear and sweat. I mean, I am IN LOVE with every last bit.
Be sure to take in every detail of what Patti's calls French Market Wedding Inspiration at the Swan House Atlanta Georgia on her blog.
I love this one!
French Market Wedding Inspiration at The Swan House Atlanta Georgia
Gowns: Monique Lhuillier | HAMU Erin Rhyser, Hair Touched by Angel | Paper Goods: The Vintage Ink Well | Hair Adornments: Erin Rhyne | Veil: Girl and a Serious Dream | Rings: Trumpet and Horn | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Earrings: Janice Tran, New York, New York | Tabletop Rentals: Table Made Co | Furniture Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder | Linens: Nuage Design | Menswear: The Black Tux | Candles: Creative Candles | Antique Ribbon: East Coast Trimming | Styling Surfaces: Olive & Oak Mat , JD Art Shop | Venue: Atlanta History Center | Heirloom Roses: Grace Rose Farm | Floral Wholesaler: Mayesh |
If all this pretty inspired you to create your own floral masterpieces check out the Seasoned Stone Urn we used on the tables or the Urns for the large floral installation in our Vase Shop. Take lots of pictures and share it with us on social media by tagging us or using the hashtag #CHOFatHome!