10.14.12 Nathan + Charlene

This week's wedding venue brought us out to Longview, Texas to the beautiful Belgium House. Since Nathan and Charlene chose to have their ceremony outdoors beneath the gazebo, we focused our attention on making that area a focal point. Desiring a garden style feel, we put together a curtain of hanging arrangements and framed the gazebo with two large garden urn arrangements; we even added an extra touch of sparkle by attaching vintage crystals from the archway. Charcoal gray, soft pinks and white, Charlene's bridal bouquet featured garden roses, anemones, phalaenopsis orchids, and ranunculus. Alongside the lovely Belgium House gardens, the fresh flower arrangements and bouquets really added a sense of classic romance to Nathan and Charlene's special day.

Not only was her wedding day stunning but Charlene's photographer, Gema Blanton, did an amazing job with her bridal portraits.  When designing her portrait bouquet, Charlene gave me free reign and said..."Just have fun with it!  I'll love whatever you make." I used a variety of phalaenopsis orchids cut from my dad's greenhouse, peonies, and David Austin Garden Roses, which turned out beautifully against the estate background and vineyard.

Charlene's beautiful wedding portraits were featured on the Love Wed Bliss blog!

Photography by Gema Blanton