It’s a JLD floral wedding today!! This wedding brought us back to Austin and one of my favorite venues there- The Union on Eighth. This was our second wedding there and we actually got the job because the bride, Claire saw the wedding we did there last year (remember that one?) and fell in love with her hanging ceremony backdrop. I am not usually one to outright copy something blatantly, but I suppose if it’s my own work I’m ok with it! We created another backdrop that was almost identical, except the one from this year was a bit more lush/flowing. It turned out to be floating altar 2.0. It really shouldn’t be surprising that doing something twice yields slightly better (albeit unnoticeable to probably most normal people) results. Remember that if you are considering doing a bouquet or table mock up for your wedding, they aren’t cheap, but always a good idea! Ok, let’s get into the prettiness!
I looooved the color of the bridesmaid dresses, we were originally going to do a blue grey ribbon to coordinate with the dresses, (which would have been a more subtle choice), but I’m really happy we made the last minute switch to a dove grey. It really popped off the dresses, but was still super soft and pretty.
Claire’s floral inspiration was very textural with lots of greenery, a few white/neutral toned flowers, but A LOT of weird and quirky stuff mixed in like blue thustle, kale, pods, and succulents.
Here is the altar I mentioned. It was also so much less nerve wracking to come in and do an installation we already knew the ins and outs of. It wasn’t a complicated installation the first time, but this time it was easy breezy. And just in case the mechanics of this stuff intrigues you (because it does me). We basically take a wood board- fence posts are my favorite, staple a little bit of chicken wire to the front of it, and then cover it with smilax. Sometimes I use a bit of floral wire here or there if a certain piece of greenery isn’t doing what I want it to, but for the most part the greenery can just sit right into the chicken wire. Smilax doesn’t need water either (it actually gets too wet and the leaves can become soggy) so for something like this, no water source was needed. I’m like a magician revealing my tricks (has anyone watched Breaking the Magician’s Code on Netflix? It’s my new favorite thing!).
For the tables we kept it super simple and just did smilax (no water!) and light grey taper candles. We rented our holders from Loot, which is a great source if you are in Austin that I couldn’t recommend highly enough! They will come to Houston, but it can start to get a bit pricey to bring them here, totally worth it though as you saw at our last wedding.
That’s it for this one, I think my favorite part might have ended up being the cake. I loved climbing that greenery up the wall behind it a bit. Happy Thursday!
Vendors | Photography- Kathryn Hornibrook Photography, Florals- Jennifer Laura Design, hair and makeup- Razmataz Salon, Coordination- The Southern Socialite, Videographer- Edge Productions, Catering- Royal Fig, DJ- DJ Waygood, Cake- The Cake Plate