There are plenty of factors that contribute to a memorable wedding: the ambiance, the crowd, the decor, and even the food, just to name a few. When one thing goes off badly, it affects everything else in a domino-like action. Fortunately, Laudine and Gavin's wedding went off without a hitch and everything came together perfectly.
The couple wanted a classic look that went with their beachfront venue in the Hamptons - a timeless, effortlessly elegant, and tastefully sophisticated nautical theme. The choice of flowers we used for the bouquets and boutonnières were soft and clean with interesting textures, like serruria, Cafe au Lait dahlias, and astilbe. For their ceremony, we built an arch on a pipe base, with dark manzanita branches framing the exterior. Succulents, tillandsia (air plants), king protea, and Spanish moss were attached to the branches, and three extra-large air plants were hung from the arch to perfectly frame the beach scene behind the couple. Centerpieces of garden roses, phalaenopsis orchids, dusty miller, hydrangeas, astilbe, ranunculus, and serruria were arranged in silver mercury glass and mirrored vessels and placed between driftwood branches, with accents of skeleton leaves nestled between the blooms, seashells and air plants between the vases and branches, and chunks of sea coral peeking out from the base.