I know, I know…it’s January! But, I have a ton of July brides contacting me right now and I’ve been thinking about this Colorful ~ Shoreline ~ Bohemian wedding at Madison Beach Hotel. (where I am a preferred florist)
Megan and Mike were not only one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever worked with, they were the LUCKIEST! I know what you’re thinking, because they got to work with me, right? HAHA….NOPE! It was because there was a crazy storm the night the Madison CT fireworks were scheduled for and had gotten rescheduled…TWICE…for July 6th…Megan and Mike’s wedding night!!!! Talk about the best seat in the house as the fireworks let off from a barge in Long Island Sound right outside the Hotel.
I first met Megan and Jackie at a bridal show I was working at Belle Terrace @ Avon Old Farms. I had recently become a preferred florist with the venue and thought this would be a great way for me to showcase my work to their couples. WOW, did that pay off! Megan and Jackie had already booked a florist for their wedding, but when they met me and saw my work and all that I had offered, they made the decision to hire me instead! I also offer wedding coordination, which I think helped them make this decision. They came to me with a crazy color story…blue, raspberry, purple, orange and green. Now while that could be awesome wedding colors….it wasn’t making sense with the words they were using to describe their wedding….. “Elegant” “Classic” “Timeless” “Springy’….etc etc
So…we started from scratch! After a few meetings we came up with this new color scheme that we ALL feel in love with! Purples, Merlot, and Green…with tons of different shades in between…with an accent of BLING and silver. Now we were getting somewhere. I helped them decide on their linen colors…which were spot on with my floral color choices. I helped them figure out the best place to have the ceremony within the venue and how we could make that beautiful. We also talked about the weather…it was early March, but if it was a very warm day, we designed a back up plan to be able to decorate the outdoor area the morning of. It was a great collaboration between couple and florist…they way it should be…always!
I will let the pictures by the amazing Val at Valdorama Photography tell the story of Megan and Jackie……