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Jill & Brandon’s Wedding
As Seen On: Style Me Pretty
Venue: The Round Hill House
Photographer: Ulysses Photography
Hair: Stephanie of Sydney Madison Salon
Makeup: Shara Strand of Makeup by Shara
Bridal Gown: Marisa
Bride’s Jewelry: Judith Ripka
Bouquet Charm: BHLDN
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Flower Girl Dresses: Us Angels
Wedding Cake: The Pastry Garden
Color Palette: White/Ivory, Lavender, Peach and Orange
Flowers: Ivory and Peach Garden Roses, White Hydrangea, Ivory Ranunculus, Lavender Lisianthus, Seeded Eucalyptus, Baby’s Breath and Manzanita Branches

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Jill & Brandon
Jill & Brandon’s wedding, a gorgeous antique chic styled event is one of our favorites. It did take many a twist and turn in the design process (colors, flowers, containers and bridal party members just to name a few!) to get it there. In addition, taking place during a blizzard of historic proportion in October! Jill would joke that the wedding was becoming a circus.  But we pride ourselves on being flexible in all phases of the design process, including when it comes to making changes. In Jill’s own words taken from the Style Me Pretty feature:

“Rachel and Merry of Fleur-Di-Re Custom Floral and Event Design, really helped to bring my vision to life. They used varying antique gold vases and table numbers with garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, ranunculus and hydrangea and wrapped the bouquets and boutonnieres in bark twine. I wanted a vintage romantic feel with a fall twist, and I couldn’t have dreamed of a more fitting floral design. When my Grandma passed away less than three months before the wedding, I changed my entire floral concept to incorporate her favorite flower, the rose. When I saw how beautiful everything turned out, I immediately thought of her, and felt like she was there.”

When we arrived we thought we may find Jill in tears over the storm but we were welcomed with hugs and kind words. Jill was a vision of grace. Despite the weather outside, the wedding was warm, swoon over romantic and the snow made it even more magical. And I can tell you there were certainly no circus side shows! ;-)

We didn’t stay, braving the snow to make it home to our families but we were secretly wishing our cars would get stuck  in the snow so we could join in on the festivities.

Enjoy these photos and stay tuned for a DIY post on how we created the unique table numbers used in this wedding. :-)  Also make sure to check out the full gallery in the SMP feature. You won’t be disappointed!  A big thank you to Ulysses and Jenni of Ulysses Photography for sharing these ah-mazing images with us. And of course thank you to Jill & Brandon for allowing us to take part in their special day. Congratulations guys!

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White Ranunculus Boutonniere
Brandon and his groomsman all wore White Ranunculus boutonnieres with Seeded Eucalyptus wrapped in a rustic bark twine. Boutonnieres are usually one of the easiest items to make in a wedding but the bark twine on these was sooo difficult to work with. It kept unraveling and had to be glued at the ends repeatedly. The look was totally worth it but if other floral designers are reading this, beware and practice wrapping with the material in advance!

White Ranunculus Boutonniere with Seeded Eucalyptus
Rustic charm with soft elegance.

White, Peach and Lavender Bridal Bouquet
Jill’s bridal bouquet was made with White Hydrangea and Ranunculus, the most amazing Lavender Lisianthus (the colors looked painted) and our favorite Garden Rose from David Austin Roses, the Peach Juliet all hand-tied in bark twine. It was breathtaking.
Bark Twine Wrapped Bouquet Handle

BHLDN Bouquet Charm
BHLDN Locket Bouquet Charm
Garden Rose Bridal Bouquet
White Hydrangea Bouquet
Coordinating Bridal and Bridesmaid Bouquets
Though Hydrangea are a more expensive flower, you get a lot of bang for your buck because of their size making them budget friendly when used smartly. Jill’s Bridesmaid Bouquets literally contained two stems of Hydrangea and two stems of Seeded Eucalyptus, making them very cost effective.

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Snowy Weddings

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Peach and Lavender Bridal Bouquet

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Hydrangea Wedding

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Eggplant Purple Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Dresses
I love that there was nothing matchy matchy about this wedding yet everything coordinated beautifully. Kudos to Jill for choosing stunning Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Dresses in a super flattering shade of eggplant. When I first saw the bridal party, I couldn’t get Jill’s circus comments out of my head and just thought, well that’s one classy circus ;-) They all looked amazing! The flower girls are wearing matching hair wreaths of Baby’s Breath with ribbon streamers at the back. They were precious.

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Simple Bridesmaid Bouquets

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Inexpensive Bridesmaid Bouquets
A great way to way to cut down on spending for your wedding decor is to repurpose your bridesmaid bouquets in simple vases. Especially if you have a large bridal party. You can place the bouquets on the cake table, window sills, mantles, bars, bathrooms and anywhere else they look pretty.

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Reuse of Bridesmaid Bouquets

White and Lavender Floral Arrangement
Wedding Chalkboard
Rose Petal Cones
These little paper cones filled with preserved rose petals were made by Jill. They are a simple, inexpensive DIY project that really adds to the ceremony bringing in a little fun factor for your guests and they sure are pretty.

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Birch, Hydrangea and Seeded Eucalyptus Huppah
The Manzanita Branch arrangements at the sides of the Hoopah were also repurposed after the ceremony as table centerpieces. As long as they are easy to move and you have someone to do the moving, there is no harm or shame in repurposing items from your ceremony later on in the wedding. All these little money saving tricks will add up to quality versus quantity.  Personally I’d rather have fewer really special pieces than a bunch of run of the mill ones.

Image Courtesy of Ulysses PhotographyChuppah Decoration

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Manzanita Branch Wedding Centerpiece

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Centerpiece with Hanging Votives
We got a little obsessive and even painted the silver wires on these hanging votives gold to coordinate with the wedding. No one but us probably noticed but that’s just how we do things. We pay big attention to even the tiniest of details to bring an event together. Each piece is created how we would want for our own wedding. We don’t skimp on anything.

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Antique Inspired Wedding Centerpieces
These boxes are from my very own wedding. They were originally silver and green and we painted them gold just for Jill & Brandon. We still have them and they are available for renting or purchasing. Renting is another great money saver. As part of your florist’s fees you will pay a mark up on any hard goods they purchase for you. If they have items you can rent, you may be able to get the same containers you love at or below cost. If you’re concerned your guests won’t be able to take home the centerpieces (which most people love to do), your florist may have tricks that will allow the flower portion to be removed. These boxes have liners in them that are easily removed.

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Gold Centerpiece Containers
Mixing up your centerpiece containers and their heights will add interest to your room. Even the most amazing centerpieces may lose their impact when there is no variation throughout the room.

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Unique Table Number Idea
These unique table numbers are actually the tops to the decorative boxes that some of the centerpieces were made in. We’ll post a DIY how to on these soon so stay tuned.

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Gold Table Numbers

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Orange and Peach Wedding Cake
The cake was decorated with fresh Orange Ranunculus and Peach Garden Roses.

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Ranunculus and Garden Rose Wedding Cake
This image gets my vote for one of the cutest cake cutting photos!

Well that’s all for now folks. Thanks and come again soon! xoxo