I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase “Anything but Carnations” from my brides. And before I got into this business, I was just like them, thinking Carnations looked cheap and common and had pretty much zero appreciation for them. But since I started designing with flowers I have seen so many amazing Carnations… gorgeous colors and such a variety. Not only that but they are super hardy, standing up to rough handling and lack of water. Now let’s not insult them anymore. They deserve our love. When used in the right way, Carnations can look… well, expensive. Check out this gorgeous bouquet I made with some Carnations I received on my birthday to play with. Yes, giving me work is a gift ;-) Enjoy!
Sissi & Denny’s Wedding
Venue: Woodbury Country Club
Photographer: Wayne Yuan Photography
Hair & Makeup: Sissi Chan
Bridal Gown: San Patrick
Bridesmaid Gowns: Wtoo by Watters
Color Palette: All shades of Pink with Grey
Flowers: Blush Pink Dahlias, Pale Pink Beauty Asters, Hot Pink Matsumoto Asters, Medium Pink Hydrangea, Pink Sweet Unique Roses, Pale Pink Ranunculus, Bupluerum and Queen Anne’s Lace
I first met Sissi, years ago at a mutual friend’s party. We were both just starting our businesses in the wedding industry and agreed we should network. Sissi is a fabulous hair and makeup artist. Check out her work here. Though we only worked one wedding together, Sissi thought of us immediately when she began planning her own wedding and we were a great match for the quirky and casual country cottage look she was going for.
Sissi had a very clear vision for her wedding decor. Not only did she supply her own centerpiece containers (Galvanized Steel Pails with wooden handles and Ball Mason Jars, but she also created many wonderful and crafty DIY projects that would make any Etsy fan swoon. Look out for details like dreamy hanging paper pom poms, custom table numbers with floral fabric backing and mason jar votives wrapped in lace like paper.
Though she had a “vision”, Sissi was not rigid about it. Brides please take note from Sissi…. When weather and availability became an issue with some of the flowers (Zinnias, Dahlias, Ranunculus) which sometimes happens, Sissi was the perfect example for a Bride. She trusted our judgement and just went with it. When issues with flowers arise, there is a behind the scene flurry to quickly replace the problem items at our supplier. There is for sure some sweat and anxiety on our part but we are professionals and always make it work! (Channeling Project Runway’s Tim Gunn) In the end, even if a couple flowers were not what was originally planned no one knew the difference, the flowers were gorgeous and everyone was happy. Congratulations Sissi & Denny! Thank you for allowing us to take part in your special day.
Thank you to Wayne & Angela of Wayne Yuan Photography, for sharing these beautiful images with us. View the rest of the images for this wedding below. Enjoy!