Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid Bouquet, Coursage[caption id="attachment_1257" align="aligncenter" width="667"] Photo by: Kate Holstein Photography[/caption] Picking flowers for the big day is far from a seamless task. There’s the bridal bouquet, the grandmother’s corsage, and don’t even get us started on the centerpieces. To make the flower flurry more manageable, we share with you our Wedding Blossoms and Blooms Guide: Bridal Bouquet: There is certainly no lack of options when it comes to choosing the bride’s bouquet. To narrow down the choices pick a consistent theme and flowers that are in season. That will help narrow down the choices and make your dream bouquet become a reality Some of our bouquet favorites are the cascading and more compact looks. But every bride is different and it’s important that it works for her. Bridesmaid Bouquet: The Bridesmaid bouquet is probably the second most important flower arrangement during the ceremony. These bouquets are typically less extravagant; after all, we can’t be stealing attention from the bride. Each bridesmaid can have a different bouquet, similar or completely different to that of the bride’s. Boutonniere: Yes…the boys get floral as well. We think it’s best if boutonnieres match the overall floral theme. They can be as modest as a single rose or just some simple greenery. But if the groom has a liking for a bit of flare then throw simple greenery out and load the boutonniere up with some color. Boutonnieres can be made out of an array of synthetic material. [caption id="attachment_1259" align="aligncenter" width="814"] photo by C2 Photography[/caption] Corsage: We recommend picking one or two prominent flowers from the bouquet to create the corsage. This designates a common theme and color pallet. [caption id="attachment_1275" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Photo by Elizabeth Anne Designs[/caption] Centerpieces: Let’s talk centerpieces. Just like with corsage, an overall theme is important when approaching these floral arrangements. Choose similar colors to that of the other blooms and blossoms. Centerpieces can range from lots of small bud vases to large arrangements in the center of the table. We recommend keeping centerpieces low enough that guests can see over them and not feel as though they are talking through the arrangement to the guests on the other side of the table. One new trend we love is hanging centerpieces! And…don’t forget, centerpieces can incorporate more than just flowers!
Here in Aspen, we feel so lucky to have the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing florists! Flowers are easily one of the most impactful details in a wedding and we are always bursting with anticipation to see what our florists will create. At Cody and Jennifer’s wedding this past June, we had the beautiful opportunity to work with flower extraordinaire Carolyn Riley of Carolyn’s Flowers. The team at Carolyn’s Flowers put together the most gorgeous arrangements, keeping it simple, yet elegant, with fuchsia and white peonies, green sprigs in bud vases, and large green leaves to add subtle drama to the bridesmaid’s bouquets.
Carolyn’s Flowers put so much thought into each piece and where it would live for the evening; contrasting the bright pinks against the dark brown of the groom’s cake, placing fluffy, vibrant white peonies on their structured, simple cream wedding cake, and keeping the dining tables decorative, yet simple for conversation with small whimsical arrangements. The bride and groom had a neutral color palette demonstrated in the stunning beige bridesmaids dresses, brown paper gift bags, and clean white tablecloths, making it the perfect canvas.
Wedding Coordination: Gold Leaf Event Design & Production
Floral: Carolyn's Flowers
Photography: Nine Photography
One of the most beloved Aspen Wedding Venues is located on the tippy top of Aspen Mountain. With stunning views of the Elk Mountains, the majestic colors and bluebird skies; the Wedding Deck’s views do not disappoint no matter which season! Laura and Rich’s wedding embodied all of what we love about fall weddings in The Rockies! It is fun to play with the beautiful colors fall brings to Aspen, unique design comes easy for weddings at 11,212 feet. We loved working with our classic Gold Leaf and Muted Grays for Laura and Rich's Aspen Mountain Wedding!
At Gold Leaf Event Design and Production we love The Little Nell's Wedding Deck it is one of the best Aspen Wedding Venues for it's gorgeous location, incredible staff and amazing food! With seating up to 250, your guests will not forget the memorable, romantic atmosphere on top of the world! We would love to help plan your perfect Aspen Mountain Wedding.Photography by Lise Anne Catering by The Little Nell Floral by Carolyn's Flowers Décor by House of Yonder