Here’s a tradition we think every bride can get behind: the bouquet presentation. Just before this gorgeous couple exchanged vows, the bride and groom met outside the church (she was hidden by a column!) where he handed her a beautiful bouquet from The Fleuriste, symbolizing the last gift before marriage. If that doesn’t have you saying, “Aw,” take a look at all the sweet moments captured by Candi Coffman Photography and PenWeddings in the gallery.
From The Fleuriste…Abbey has such a sweet smile an undeniable sense of style, we knew from the moment we met her we were going to get along famously. We joined forces with the talented Wedding Belle and other amazing vendors to make Abbey’s vision come to life.
Florals in cream and blush hues accented by soft lighting set the tone for romance in the back yard of the bride’s childhood home. Did I mention she lived on a horse farm? With horses roaming the gorgeous landscape of the estate you couldn’t ask for a more enchanting venue.
The day started off with a chance of rain which teased light drizzles as we were setting up, but held off for a beautiful June evening! Bistro lights guided guests down to the lawn where vintage doors were suspended horizontally from the trees and created floating cocktail tables. The “floating tables” featured stunning florals including Phalaeneopis Orchids, Garden Roses and Peonies.
Mini potted succulents featuring guest’s name and table number doubled as escort cards and party favors. Sandblasted ghost wood adorned with flowers accented the escort card “succulent table”
The guests later moved inside a tent for dinner and dancing (and believe me when I say these folks danced the night away.) The ambiance was set with a huge crystal chandelier and bistro lighting. The beautiful floral centerpieces included Peonies, Roses, Hydrangeas, Lambs Ear, Dahlias, and Tulips.
The bride was all about the traditions for her wedding. One of the sweetest traditions the couple followed was the presentation of the brides bouquet. According to tradition, the groom would wait outside the church and hand the bride her bouquet when she’s arrived, this symbolizing the last gift from the groom as her boyfriend..With that in mind, Separated by a column to ensure they would not see each other, Abbey and Hunter met so Hunter could present the bride with her bouquet of Garden Roses, Ranunculus, Peonies in breathtaking white and blush tones. An heirloom bible was attached at the stems and accented with silk and lace ribbons.
When it came to tossing the bouquet, everyone was in for a surprise. The toss bouquet was created to burst into several petite bouquets once tossed into the air; this way all the single ladies would each go home with their own lucky bouquet.
Photography: Candi Coffman Photography | Coordination: The Wedding Belle | Floral Design: The Fleuriste | Wedding Dress: JJ Kelly Bridal Salon | Cake: Mishelle Handy Cakes | Invitations: Paper 'N More | Ceremony Venue: Faith Bible Church | Reception Venue: Private Residence | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Prim | Catering: Cheever's Catering | Lighting : IES | DJ: Bring the party productions | Cineomatographers: PenWeddings | Rentals: Marianne's Rentals