Neutral palette autumn wedding
I loved working with Alison to design her wedding flowers - she was such a joyful bride! She and her groom chose one of the coolest plantations in the Charleston area. Old Wide Awake with it’s oak lined drive, wide wraparound porches, and fig vine covered stairs, was just the setting for this elevated October wedding. This is my favorite way to do a neutral palette, I call it adding lights and shadows. An all white palette can lack dimension in photos, so we try to create a neutral gradient instead, to add sophistication and depth. For this early autumn seated dinner, we add shadows in the form of deeper hued seasonal foliage like lorapetalum and lights via caramel antique garden roses and golden centers of white butterfly ranunculus. It’s Alison’s cutting cake that is still a stand out in my mind. With its blush snowberry and snappy Japanese anemones, it proves that even the smallest of details can make a big impact in the overall feel of the day.
We frequently use our antique brass candlesticks alongside our floral designs for a more layered and dimensional tablescape. This was the first time we realized the warm sun (even in October!) and wax candles are not friends. The last hour of set up was spent tending to all of the leaning taper candles!