If you love color then this wedding is for you! When I first met with Annie and her Mom, I was in love. Not only obsessed with their color palette but also their love story. Annie met George in 2014 while she was studying abroad in Ecuador. The entirety of their relationship was long distance with both of them traveling back and forth to see each other. When I had first met with them they were in the process of getting a visa for George so that he could move to the state to start their lives together.
Because of who they were and where they came from, their wedding would be a special blend of American and Ecuadorian culture. I was so excited to be able to create their floral dreams for their wedding. Annie chose bright bold colors to contract the Ecuadorian theme they had planned for their wedding.
We played with Coral Charm Peonies, Juliet Garden roses, bright and bold spray roses, and my all time favorite ranunculus. We accented her flowers with bright greens like ruscus and sword fern. The whole time during assembling her flowers I was so happy to be surrounded by such rich colors. I loved how the bright colors played off of the darker tones of the bridesmaids dresses and really popped against the light grey suits that the men wore.
When I arrived on the day of the event everyone was so calm and the bridal suit was so peaceful. I was so excited to deliver Annie’s bouquet to her and was thrilled when she later told me that the flowers were her favorite part of the day ‘SWOON’. My favorite part of the day besides the flowers was listening to Annie speak Spanish. She sounded so beautiful despite the fact that I had know idea what she was saying (you would think that I would have learned something in my 4 years of Spanish class). I could have sat and listened to her all day.
For her table decor Annie chose to use authentic runners she had picked up on trips back to Ecuador. Each runner was a little different but full of bright colors. We accented the runners with bud vases and colorful flowers including spray roses, ranunculus, and lisianthus. I personally loved the delicate table numbers that Annie chose- they fit their theme so well.
The backdrop at Almquist Farms is already so beautiful so she didn’t need much to dress it up. She chose one arch piece full of bright blooms to bring a little freshness to the ceremony. This was later used on the head table- I love when couples choose to repurpose the ceremony decor into their reception.
The night consisted of tres leches cake from Cafe Latte and dance lessons for the guests- let’s talk about a wedding that I would love to be a guest at! Annie + George sent their guests home with hand made key chains that she had also picked up on her travels. We loved being a part of this day and wish Annie + George a lifetime of happines!! Thank you both for letting us be a part of the magic!
Photos provided by Ivory North Co