Our motto at SMP: You can never have too many flowers. So this Lauritzen Garden wedding is making us swoon. Florals abound from the real pressed flowers attached to the ceremony programs to the wall of champagne-flavored lollipops containing edible blooms! Ashley Crawford photographed the botanical affair, perfectly planned by Lovestruck Events.
From Lovestruck Events… Kaitlin and Matt were married in mid-June. The couple chose Lauritzen Gardens to host their reception, so we used the venue’s lush botanical setting as the main inspiration for their wedding. Once Kaitlin shared a photo of her sleek wedding gown with us, we knew we needed to add a modern and sophisticated twist to their garden-inspired wedding. We used a pressed flower motif to add a bold graphic element to the stationery suite. Real pressed flowers were attached to the ceremony programs, and champagne-flavored lollipops with edible flowers adorned their modern escort display. In lieu of cake, guests enjoyed various flavored cheesecakes while dancing under the glowing lights strung across the Floral Display Hall.
From the bride, Kaitlin… We wanted to create an evening that felt elegant, yet comfortable, modern yet warm. We had our sights set on Lauritzen Gardens for its visual interest, and the space allowed for our guests to wander and mingle. We loved the idea to juxtapose modern, sleek elements with the organic backdrop of the gardens. The warm, mixed florals popped against a color palette of white, black, navy, and gold. The wall of floral lollipops as seating cards had such a visual impact, and our guests raved about the originality! We had so much fun dancing with our family and friends. The skylights, planters, and string lights made the dance floor feel like an outdoor setting.
One piece of advice that I would give a bride-to-be is to save yourself a lot of stress by not getting caught up with the latest trends and “expectations” of what a wedding should look like. Comparison is the thief of joy, as they say! I had complete faith in Lovestruck to create a day that was beautiful and updated, but more than anything, felt like us.
Photography: Ashley Crawford | Cinematography: Dundee Digital | Floral Design: Bouquet | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Ceremony Venue: Rejoice Lutheran Church | Reception Venue: Lauritzen Gardens | Catering: Abraham Catering | Hair: Kontempo | DJ: Image Entertainment | Ceremony Music: Rejoice Lutheran Church | Transportation: Ollie the Trolley | Attire: Ready Or Knot | Dessert: Grainolia | Event Design + Coordination: Lovestruck Events | Lighting + Furniture: Blooms And Bouquets | Rentals: United Rent-All