Lara & Justin | Duke Chapel & The Cotton Room | Durham, North Carolina

From the moment we first spoke with Lara, we knew she had an amazing and unique vision.  Not only did she want a unique color palette, she was also interested in using fragrant flowers, herbs and citrus to add to the scent memory of her day.  In her florals, we used peony, mock orange, ranunculus, scabiosa, lisianthus, euphorbia, fox glove, tweedia, delphinium, garden roses, rosemary, lavender, and sage.  We also decorated the tables with pomegranate, kumquat, and clementines.  

Lara worked closely with Dee Hutton to design her beautiful dress. Look at that train!  The grandeur of dress fit perfectly with the dramatic interior of Duke Chapel.  

Lara also did not overlook any details at her reception.  She sourced hundreds of beautiful blue and white china dinner plates from Southern Vintage in Georgia.  Lara's love for tropical plants was also the inspiration behind the tropical photo backdrop!    

We are grateful for how well Joe Payne Photography captured all of the details!

Annie & Vince | The Pavilion at the Angus Barn | Raleigh, North Carolina

A cool, spring day was the perfect setting for Annie & Vince's wedding.  Annie's vision was fluffy, delicate spring blooms paired with muted green foliage.  We worked closely with Annie and her mother-in-law to bring the vision to life.  We used roses, peonies, viburnum, astilbe, sweet pea, ranunculus, lily of the valley, clematis, snap dragons and Queen Anne's lace.  Annie and Vince's first date was at Chiptole so it only made sense for them to stop there on the way from the ceremony to the reception!  (We instantly connected with Annie because our tiny chihuahua is also named Chiptole!)  Drawing on European traditions, Annie wanted a statement flower crown and we're always down to make flower crowns! We also loved the personalized copper Moscow mule mug wedding favors.  

We always love working with Mikkel Paige Photography.  These photos are divine!

Ally & John | The Bradford | New Hill, North Carolina

Cool and crisp weather made for a perfect wedding day for Ally & John at the Bradford in New Hill, North Carolina.  Ally had a few simple requests, such as using rich jewel tone colors, but she mostly just wanted us to "do our thing."  She also wanted a giant bouquet and we, of course, were happy to oblige because who doesn't love a big bouquet!  Designing the ceremony arbor was also a treat as we were visited by a deer passing quietly through the woods.

Another fun detail was the precious little flower crown for Ally's niece.  Ally's twin sister had just welcomed a brand new baby girl two weeks before the wedding!  

Thank you to Melissa Vossler Photography for the wonderful pictures.

Nicky & Daniel | The Merrimon-Wynne House | Raleigh, North Carolina

Nicky & Daniel's spring wedding was filled with so many personal touches. Nicky's mother reupholstered several beautiful pieces of furniture for the lounge area.  The family made a hanging Edison light bulb fixture to hang over the bar and refinished an antique bicycle to serve as a sign board.  We loved flowering the bicycle baskets!  Nicky's color pallette of soft creams, nudes and blushes lent itself perfectly to garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, sweet pea, astilbe, lisianthus and snap dragons. The slightly cooler than normal weather was perfect for their dinner on the lawn.  These beautiful images were captured by DHS Photography.  This wedding was also recently featured on Borrowed & Blue.

Melissa + Jackson | The Cloth Mill at Eno River - Hillsborough, North Carolina

A warm, beautiful afternoon in May played host for Melissa and Jackson's colorful wedding at the The Cloth Mill at Eno River.  They envisioned soft, spring blooms with grasses for added texture and an earthy feel.  We went with the following blooms and greens: ranunculus, peonies, sweet pea, clematis, mint, chamomile, delphinium, scabiosa, and bunny tail grass. Melissa wanted the array of colors in the personal floral to also be reflected in the ceremony backdrop.  We really had a great time creating the gradient of color across the top with the individual blooms suspended below.  

Blest Studios captured so many beautiful and romantic moments!