It’s almost St Patrick’s Day … and I know you’re planning which gorgeous green shirt, pants, or accessories you’ll be wearing that day so you don’t get pinched!! This week I have showcased tons of amazing ideas for using green or rather EMERALD in your wedding!
This morning I shared part I of this incredible wedding styled shoot that used gold and emerald to make one of the most (if not the most) regal wedding styled shoots I have ever seen. Now I bring you part II. Part II focuses on a lush wedding table, gorgeous florals, a sparkly bridesmaid dress, and an emerald and gold wedding cake. The lighting in this is stunning and takes this already gorgeous setting to even higher levels of beauty. It’s truly remarkable.
Corinne of Panacea Event Floral Design, the brains behind all the floral décor wrote up her inspiration for this shoot … be sure and read it! You’ll find it at the end of the images.
I will also be sharing a ‘behind the scenes’ video by Paperweight Films this weekend that you’ll be sure to love!
Below is a write-up from Corinne of Panacea Event Floral Design about her inspiration for this incredible emerald and gold wedding styled shoot!
With the announcement of Emerald being PANTONE’s color of the year, my head just couldn’t stop spinning with the possibilities that this presents for wedding blooms. From my standpoint, emerald is a very regal shade of green conjuring up visions of Celtic castles and formality of days gone by with a major dash of glamour. I knew that my approach would be classic in nature with style and fashion playing the leading roll for inspiration. I love how gold plays off of the vast deepness of the emerald and knew that lush greens and shades of white would be my tact. I pared very traditional blooms (white calla lilies and phalaenopsis orchids) with rich green camellia foliage to act as the backdrop to these showy blossoms.
Once I saw the bride’s glorious gold gown, I knew I had to do a bouquet that dripped in decadence. White phalaenopsis orchids are a modern approach to classic traditional blooms, I think. I love them most “en masse” with long stems and multiple blooms on each stem. For this brides bouquet we added white hydrangea to be a supporting player and provide some structure for the mass of orchids. I was absolutely smitten when I saw our model with her stunning hair, make-up and in that dress, holding that sumptuous bouquet!
Against the emerald dress I pared a simple posy gathering of calla lilies and spring tulips in white. For me the contrast of the white against the green dress and the green of the stems was plenty infusion to carry the message. For an added touch of grace, I bound the stems of the bouquet with gold rope.
Our ceremony urns continued the message of classic beauty forward. Because I didn’t want these arrangements to feel “arranged”, I designed them to be looser and more natural, using stunning white clematis blooms on vine to crawl through the blooming almond branches. I knew that we would have incredible light in our space and I love how the flowers in the old stone urns allow for that play on light.
We tied these elements together with the bride’s bouquet and the table scape by having a profusion of orchids and deep green foliage at the base of the urns, to anchor the branches and vine.
The tablescape called for some structure to meet the beautiful architecture of our ball room. Gold guilt urns were used to carry that structure, then this element was repeated, which is one of my favorite design tools. The tall white calla lilies were bound together with gold rope and surrounded by lush greens for an almost topiary effect ~ REGAL! In between the urns were low gatherings of more greens with white orchids gently falling out on to the table. We had incredible texture on the table from this super gorgeous gold linen, so I really wanted there to be a few layers of visual surprise. I also used a couple of gilt crowns with fragrant gardenias set inside them for our lowest layer right on the table for what provided just a bit of royal whimsy. A single white orchid on each place setting completed the table and tied each segment of this shoot together for a cohesive elegant effect. It must be said that without the addition of lighting from above, the effect of this incredible table would have been lost completely. Lighting is my best friend! If we can’t have natural lighting, then we have to add lighting so that the layered visual elements are seen.
Photographer: Mike Larson Estate Photography
Floral Styling: Panacea Event Floral Design
Design and Fashion Styling: Davia Lee Events
Beauty: The Queens’ Bees
Venue: Kohl Mansion
Wedding Stationery: Copper Willow Paper Studio
Lighting: Impact Lighting & Production
Wedding Cake: Couture Cakes by Brianna Michele
Cake Topper: Toppers With Glitz
Cake Stand: Posh Wedding Décor
Linens: Mimi Couture Linens
Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Tiara and Bridal Crowns: Untamed Petals
Gold Sparkly Trumpet Style Dress with Sequined Overlay: Mac Duggal
Gold Cuff called Zora and Earrings style name Beverly: Desla
Hair Adornment called Confetti Flower and French Lace Veil called Amy Veil: Justine M Couture
Bezel Station Necklace of Green Quartz and Mosaic Emerald Drop Earrings and Green Onyx Pendant Necklace: Blue Candy Jewelry
Emerald Green Sequined Dress – style PT1492: Val Stefani
French Lace Wedding Dress – Alma by Claire Pettibone: Claire Pettibone