Juliette garden roses, coral sunset peonies, and ranunculus create the perfect statement look for this lush flower crown. A rich color palette and a bit of asymmetry in the bouquet finish the look, paired with a floral sweetheart neckline gown and classic Frida braids. Custom flower crown and arrangement by Wild Bloom Floral. Anny Lin ‘Fleur’ gown, $4,400, available at Mea Marie Bridal. Mother of pearl and strass earrings by DUBLOS, $365, available at JJ Caprices.
ROARING GOOD TIME
Hidden in the heart of Greenwood, Urban Light Studios offers an incredible amount of eclectic flair for your big day. This artistic speakeasy offers a welcome escape from the bland ballroom. You can greet guests in a Log Cabin (salvaged from the set of ‘Northern Exposure’), have cocktails in the gallery, or relax in the tranquil China Room. Rates range from $1,250–$2,950 for a full eight-hour event.
Get tropical with these striking boutonnieres, created by Gina Thresher of From the Ground Up Floral. Left to right: pink anemone with orange ranunculus and craspedia accented with bromeliad petal and lily grass; Hawaiian ginger paired with craspedia and lily grass, tied with aspidistra leaf; Hawaiian vanda orchid paired with craspedia and lily grass.
Don’t be afraid to pick a unique element when it comes to boutonnieres. Ask for something unexpected! —Gina Thresher, From the Ground Up Floral
PROUD TO BE Y’ORCHID
A spray of bromeliads, Hawaiian ginger, pink ranunculus and anemone, Hawaiian vanda orchids, and monstera leaf set the tropical tone with this one-shoulder silk stretch crepe gown with ‘mojito’ appliqué. Delicate braids encircle a top knot to complete the look. Custom flower arrangement by From the Ground Up Floral. Luly Yang “Mojito Over Ice” gown, $5,200, Luly Yang Couture. Colorful teardrop earrings by DUBLOS, $449, available at JJ Caprices.
Instead of a full crown, consider going for a side clip that serves as a declaration. This clip and bouquet, created by Florarama Modern Design, features ranunculus, marigolds, anemones, Dark Knight scabiosa, Romantic Antique roses, carnations, dahlia, gerrando gerberas, camellia, and pepperberry. $95/headpiece, $300/bouquet. Pieces are paired with a breezy tulle skirt, $1,500, “Evette” satin crop, $480, and “Louise” lace blouse, $800, all by Alexandra Grecco, available at The Dress Theory. Black and white crystal drop earrings by LK Designs, $35, and forest green druzy quartz ring, $98, both available at JJ Caprices.
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
Change the wearable flowers game with this stunning shoulder swag made of dyed feathers, antique metal flowers with Swarovski crystal centers, Red Charm peonies, mini purple tulips, and gomphrena, $150, created by Bella Rugosi. The same metal elements are brought into the incredible oversized bouquet, fortified with cockscomb celosia, astrantia, protea, sweet William, and Allium bullit, $350. The elegantly simple ‘Armania’ gown by Paradiso Couture, $1,800, available at Le Salon, white gold rose cut ruby earrings, $28,750, from Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler, and a ruby quartz ring, $98, from JJ Caprices, completes the look.
Sometimes real blooms can be a bit heavy on the crown, but for a different head-turning look, check out this oversized “Dixie Mint” peony wreath, $85. The blooms sit atop a vintage ivory bridal veil by DiBene Millinery, $42, both available at Pretty Parlor. The look is paired with the Vanderbilt gown by Claire Pettibone, $3,950, available at The Dress Theory, and turquoise nacre chandelier earrings by DUBLOS, $385, available at JJ Caprices.
Model: Kierra Wilkins, Heffner Management
Hair & Makeup: Jamyrlyn Mallory