Stacey + Tony | The Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, NC

With a February wedding date, Stacey knew that she wanted wintry and frosty inspired flowers.  At our first meeting, we discussed Stacey and Tony's background and found out that Stacey is an interior designer.  We immediately wanted to know how she decorated her home so we could incorporate her personal style in to the floral design.  With her love for all shades of blue, we came up with a design using flowers, foliage, and ribbons that captured the crisp, winter feel that Stacey envisioned.  We used garden roses, sweet pea, anemone, hellebore, narcissus, peonies, delphinium, muscari, snapdragon, blue thistle, stock and a mix of eucalyptus, dusty miller, bay laurel and gardenia foliage.

To accent the bouquets, we used a mix of velvet and silk ribbons in shades of French blue, dusty blue and icy blue.  We added graceful delphinium and delicate blue muscari to the reception centerpieces for additional blue color.  They set the mood for a romantic wintry reception by hanging a floral installation above the dance floor.  The installation included dripping greenery, lush blooms and hanging votive candles.  

Stacey and Tony have a love for bourbon and wanted to treat their guests to a bourbon tasting experience.  They had a bar dedicated to serving up 7 different varieties of bourbon.  A romantic lounge area near the bourbon bar provided a cozy area for guests to relax.

Inside the Merrimon-Wynne House, we added greenery and candles to the historic staircase and unique floral touches on all three fireplaces.

Ally and Bobby did a fantastic job of capturing Stacey and Tony's romantic winter wedding.

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.