If you loved the Elegant + Whimsical Crane Estate Wedding, starring our editor-turned-bride, Michelle, then prepare to get giddy with glee, because today we have the scoop on her lovely late-spring bouquet, from floral designer Kerianne Nelson of Andover-based Les Fleurs. Read on below, then head on over to the full gallery to see the pretty all over again!
- 5 Stems Alyson Garden Rose
- 5 Stems White Majolica Spray Roses
- 5 Stems Festiva Maxima Peony
- 5 Stems White Astilbe
- 6 Stems Blushing Parasol Garden Spray Rose
- 4 Stems Moonstone Gem Garden Spray Rose
- 5 Stems Quicksand Rose
- 3 Stems White O’Hara Garden Rose
- 3 Stems Local Mock Orange
- 3 Stems Local White Dogwood
- 2 Stems Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Foliage
From Kerianne Nelson…. Michelle was such a treat to work with! When we first met to talk about flowers in our shop we were both so giddy about all the gorgeousness going to happen for their June wedding!! We look at flowers and the way the can be arranged as naturally as we can for each season, using local greenery as well as blooms to create a story and sense of season. A subtle whimsy mixed with traditional elegance is a good way to describe our signature style. I like to design bouquets for our clients at the crane estate that feel organic to the venue and setting, as if they could have been cut from there gardens.
For Michelle it was about a soft palette, local greens and statement blooms. We designed a mock bouquet together a few weeks before their big day in our store and I think the true bridal bouquet on the day I made for her was even more perfect!! We had more seasonal foliage available than when we initially met and the season was just right!! I went with a soft a-symmetrical composition, romantic with the feeling of an estate garden. Some of the foliage available was still flowering (mock orange and dogwood) which added such a special touch to Michelle’s bouquet, it was a way of telling anyone who saw this pretty piece of floral art perfected photographed by the amazing O’Malley’s, their wedding was a date in June in New England.
I finished Michelle’s bouquet with my signature 1-sided bow and gorgeous tails in a mix of gray, blush and ivory ribbons Michelle brought to me.
Floral Design: Les Fleurs | Photography: O’Malley Photographers
Although their offices were literally across the street from one another, it wasn’t until they attended the same sermon that these NYC cuties crossed paths. What soon followed was a nautical affair bursting with bright blooms and beauty around every corner. From the Ceci New York paper goods to the gorg gallery from the lens of Mark & Wendy/ Zofia & Co., it’s all waiting for you in The Vault!
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From Alice Marshall Public Relations…Betsy and Colin met through Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Shortly after, they discovered their offices were across the street from one another; their life together began from then on.
Betsy and Colin became engaged at The Wauwinet, ten months after their first date. After spending ten months as an engaged couple, they were married at White Elephant on June 20, 2015. Betsy professed, “Getting married at the White Elephant has been a dream of mine since I started visiting Nantucket about 15 years ago.”
The wedding was brimming with handmade signs, custom corn hole boards, marquees, lights, custom sunglasses, sparklers, and oodles of flowers. From roses, to hydrangeas, to peonies, the sweet smell of florals wafted throughout the ceremony.
Betsy wore a Reem Acra gown and brought in a bit of southern flair with her parasol (Betsy was born and raised in Dallas, Texas).
The reception was illuminated by musicians that were both family friends and guests. The handmade cake was adorned with individual sugar flowers that looked so authentic, guests thought they might be real. After a lively reception, the newlyweds sailed off into the Nantucket Harbor abyss.
The couple took their honeymoon to Maui and Bora Bora; they now life in New York City’s Chelsea.
Photography: Mark & Wendy/ Zofia & Co. | Cinematography: September Productions | Event Design: Dawn Kelly Designs | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Stationery: Ceci New York | Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy After 6 Collection In African Violet | Catering: White Elephant | Hair & Makeup: RJ Miller | Band: Legit | Groom's Attire: Alton Lane | Venue: White Elephant | Boat Getaway: Barton And Gray | Bride's Cake: Maggie Austin Cakes | Ceremony Vocalist: Chris Magiera Music– Tenor, NYC | Escort Cards: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Floral Design & Fairy Dust: Soiree Floral | Groom's Cake: Petticoat Row Bakery | Marquee Lights: Scott Coppersmith Designs | Public Relations: Alice Marshall Public Relations | Rentals: Nantucket Tents & New England Country Rentals | Shoes For Bride And Bridesmaids: Jimmy Choo | Signature Cocktail: Veuve Clicquot Rose | Signs: Twinkle And Toast | Ties For Groomsmen Ushers: Hermes
An intimate Block Island affair planned to ultimate perfection by the lovely ladies at Bash, Please? Sign me up. Because if that doesn’t sound like absolute magic, I don’t know what does. And when we get to see the day play out through Karen Wise‘s stunning images, that’s when I really can’t believe our luck. Get lost in all the lovely here.
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From Karen Wise…Lauren + Benoit wed at a family’s private residence on the beautiful Block Island, Rhode Island surrounded by 80 loved ones.
The evening before the wedding, we chose to do a portrait session by the South East Lighthouse about 5 miles down the road from their clambake dinner at Spring House Hotel. This gave Lauren + Benoit some some quiet time to reflect before the guests arrived and the festivities began. The golden sun highlighted the couple as they strolled through the landscape, creating long shadows in the lush green grass in front of this historic tower.
The talented Bash Please team worked at planning all events for the weekend. On the wedding day, Liza Lubell’s artistic floral arrangements meshed beautifully with the watery palette of stationery, dress, and backdrop. The bride, a visual artist, and the groom, a software engineer, collaborated on an installation art piece that was raised above the dance floor inside their sailcloth tent. For the tables, Lauren designed pretty watery blue and violet vessels from geodes and crystals. The stationery which Bash Please designed so intricately brought together the colors and elements perfectly.
The moment I heard about all these pretty details, I knew it would be a stylish and photogenic wedding. I was thrilled to be included in this elegant seaside affair!
From the Bride… As a sculptor, I was excited to share my art with our wedding guests and to add my own personal touch to the beauty and magic of the day. By making the geodes for all the tables, I created another layer of interaction with our friends and family gathered there.
Benoit and I ambitiously created the installation that hung above the dance floor. Our piece literally crowned the day. That tremendous piece is a true reflection of our collaborative creativity. We were delighted to share our artistic vision with our guests!
Photography: Karen Wise | Floral Design: Peartree Flowers | Wedding Dress: Selia Yang | Cake: Abigail Kirsch | Stationery: Bash, Please | Shoes: Hey Lady | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Abigail Kirsch | Catering: Abigail Kirsch | Makeup: Kimberly Taylor, Manager At Trish McEvoy | Band: Mike Benjamin Band | Tux: Hugo Boss | Venue: Private Residence | Event Planning And Design: Bash, Please | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Spring House Hotel | Veil: Selia Yang
This gorgeous bride? Well, she might just be my kindred spirit. All it took was reading “I have an obsession of wanting to travel to Paris,” and I knew we could certainly be fast friends. Along with Exquisite Events, Winston Flowers, and Paper Moss she managed to bring the essence of Paris to Boston with a glam ballroom affair made for the pages of SMP. A Buzz Media film below and more snaps from Rebecca Arthurs tucked inside The Vault.
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From The Bride…Mark and I have known each other for almost 8 years and he is the absolute love of my life. My favorite thing about Mark is how affectionate he is to me. We are literally best friends. We talk about everything and have a strong connection. We have 5 beautiful children together. 4 girls (from his previous marriage) and our son together. Our family and friends mean the world to us.
I have an obsession of wanting to travel to Paris. I love everything about the city. I wanted a romantic, French style wedding and Mark thought it was very fitting. I wanted everything to feel warm and beautiful so the night was filled with candle light.
Photography: Rebecca Arthurs | Cinematography: Buzz Media | Event Planning: Exquisite Events | Floral Design: Winston Flowers | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clará | Invitations: Paper Moss | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: The Taj Boston | Makeup: Joanna Petit-Frere | Hair: Lawrence Hamilton | DJ: Ron Furr At Entertainment Specialists | Officiant: Reverend Alan Neale | Venue: The Taj Boston | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited