Beyond the Bloom

There’s something to be said about the simplicity of a single bloom. Sometimes, less is certainly more, and that couldn’t be closer to the truth in our minds. We know that most brides have their hearts set on seeing their favorite petals grace their special day. With a penchant for particular blooms, you may be tempted to set out on your first meeting with a floral designer insisting on a specific flower that you’ve loved since childhood until you realize that the delicate tendrils of your sweet peas will only perish under the heat of your planned summer nuptials, or that your peonies can’t possibly be at their peak bloom in the chill of winter. And as difficult as it may initially be, this is the moment you need to trust in the skilled expertise of your floral designer because when you design with the season in mind, you’re also ensuring that your blooms will be at the height of their fragrance and at the peak of their freshness –a winning combination in our book.

With their heavenly scent and beguiling trumpet-shaped snowy blooms, Easter lilies (Lilium longiflorum), whose bloom symbolizes purity, virtue, refined beauty, and the promise of life everlasting, are the spotlight of this fresh, contemporary centerpiece, and are an excellent seasonal choice for a spring wedding. Floral designer Kristen Caissie, owner of Moon Canyon Designs, sets off the bold beauty of these large, waxy flowers with a mix of overflowing greenery and delicate blossoms including spiraea, bleeding heart, allium and wild herbs. A brass-plated, textured vase keeps the look understated and elegant.

 

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We complement the simplicity of this bloom with a tablescape that is minimal, yet exquisite. A unique collection of gold, custom made flatware from Portugal and delicately contoured crystal stemware, both from Casa de Perrin, add a touch of luxury to this otherwise simple tabletop design. These elements contrast nicely with the modern, clean lines seen in our selection of Health Ceramics dinnerware along with the muted tones of the table linens and salt cellars. To further tie together the nature-inspired setting, the inscribed place cards are coiled around fresh bundles of wild herbs and spiraea. Each place card is printed using a single hue and a digitized typeface for design cohesion.

photographer MK Sadler / floral Moon Canyon Design / table tops Casa de Perrin