Last summer we put our “serious design on” when we worked on Rachel and Matt’s wedding. Rachel and Matt were hosting their wedding at the very traditional venue the Rust Sanctuary, however our couple was all about rock n roll and their biker friends. The colors of the day were to be hot pink, black, and white, but with a garden twist. To add a little extra tension or stress to our design challenge, our bride works for a very famous and traditional interior decorator. Decor needed to reflect the couples interests and style but also still be pretty and appropriate for a wedding. This wedding was extremely special to our studio because Evan did all of the lighting and decor in the tent. Just three short weeks after putting his “design on,” Evan quit his job and joined Holly Heider Chapple Flowers full time, I guess he enjoys designer challenges.
The bridal bouquet was created with hot pink cabbage roses, sea star fern, fiddle head ferns, freeze dried roses in black, hot pink nerine lily, italian ruscus painted black, and black scabiosa. This was a stunning bouquet, edgy, fun, a little bit rocker and a little bit gardeny.
Matt’s bout was designed with hot pink roses, black scabiosa, fiddle head fern, and black wire.
The bride and her mother made the above flowers for the seating charts, and a grandmother harvested native Virginia trees like dogwoods, and red buds to be given to guests as favors.
Our wedding arch was a masterpiece. We used massive amounts of willow in a very unruly fashion to add a little bit of wickedness and “untamedness” to our arch. The design was also created with roses flying up one side of the arch, and hydrangea and babys breath crawling up the back right side of the design. Giving it a very unexpected and sexy look!!
Maids carried bouquets of hot pink roses, smart weed, sea star fern, and a collar of baby’s breath.
The vase for the place card table was built by Evan, but my daughter Hannah sketched it by hand to match the couples invitations. I swear to you it was a direct match!!
Here comes Evan…
Evans hanging lanterns and up-lighting were amazing, so amazing that the groom said he felt like he was walking into a scene from a movie.
This wedding was really exciting to create and I am so grateful we got to be a part of this wedding. Happy married life Rachel and Matt!!!
Many thanks to photographer Roman Grinev for sending us these fabulous pictures!!