One of my favorite events of this year happened to be a rehearsal dinner, and I was so in love with these rehearsal dinner flowers. This remarkable event was also just featured on the inspiring Style Me Pretty blogHolly Heider Chapple Flowers is a little black book member of Style Me Pretty, which is a huge honor for our studio!! The rehearsal dinner was planned and styled to be outside, and it was to have a very Southern garden party feel. In spite of our excellant plans, record breaking heat caused our garden party to move inside. Our new dinning space was now a very contemporary art studio.  This caused event planner and Designer Allison Jackson from Pineapple Productions and I to have to seriously rethink our well thought out plans.  The lanterns that were slated to line the walkways were instead suspended from the air to soften the space. I also happened to have buckets of baby’s breath in the studio from a past event. I asked if I could hang these from the ceiling and rafters. I wanted the hanging flowers to appear as if they were hanging in the barn to dry. Allison redesigned the space with several long seating tables and several rounds. She even brought her market umbrellas into the studio. The look was amazing!!!

Free spirit roses, were paired with blue hydrangea, blue thistle, spray roses, herbs, dahlias, and nigella.

Potted rosemary and lavender were also used to enhance the tables.

Vintage boxes, tubs, lanterns, and props were brought in from our studio.

This flowering mint was cut straight from my garden.

This party was so truly beautiful. I left this event very proud of our studio and the last minute ideas we came up with. It’s important that we at Holly Chapple Flowers are always willing and ready to help if there is a change in plans. Being a good team member is a huge part of who we are!!!

Many thanks to Allison from Pineapple, for allowing us to be a part of this remarkable event and a big shout out to photographer Kate Headley who captured this event so stunningly. Kate’s pictures always are a true treat!!

Holly Chapple
  • Christie Says: (12.07.2011 | 02:32)

    The arrangement in the 5th picture down is just perfection!

  • Denise Says: (12.08.2011 | 01:52)

    It looks beautiful ! How much notice did you have before the change of venue ?

    • Holly Chapple Says: (12.08.2011 | 12:40)

      I believe the call to move inside was made the day before the party. It was truly the hottest weekend I can remember. The event was to be held in the gardens of this manor home in Georgetown. The gardens and the house are very traditional and formal but the basement is a very contemporary art studio.

  • Elaine Rakoczy Says: (12.09.2011 | 03:58)

    This is gorgeous! Really love the use of lanterns w/ high ceiling and florals rock~so pretty with linens.

  • reubenvision Says: (01.11.2012 | 06:31)

    positively beautiful

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