Having a wedding close to St. Patrick’s Day can be tricky. Either the bride’s go all-out Irish green & white or they try to go as far on the other spectrum as possible. This bride, however, chose to go middle of the road but with non-traditional flowers, yet simple & classic with a tropical flare and a subtle nod to the Irish holiday. Green & white lady slipper orchids were flown in fresh from a farm in Hawaii to make this one of a kind bouquet!
Bridal bouquet of lady slipper orchids, parrot tulips, sweet peas, callas and variagated lily grass
The ceremony & reception were held at the The Atrium at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, VA. The drizzle & overcast could not dampen this bride’s special day as she had chosen such a lush and tranquil venue. Inside the atrium was full grown trees, tropicals everywhere and a small stream running through the middle that created the soft bubbling sound of water. Outside in the gardens, the bulbs and blossom trees were beginning to bloom, it took my breath away! Thank you to Philip Kent Photography for taking many of these amazing photos!
The bride’s and groom’s children served as the wedding party. The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet, but with cymbidium orchids instead of the lady slipper orchids. The Groom wore a single white calla with variagated lily grass and the groomsmen wore single white callas with green lily grass.
After the ceremony, the bridesmaid’s placed their bouquets in vases on the cake table and the bride placed her in a vase on the sweetheart table for extra decor.
The bride did not want any centerpieces that would distract from the beauty of the venue so she chose very simple arrangements of white callas in cylinder vases with clear flat marbles and a white floating candle. It was just enough to add a romantic glow to the wedding and create the ambiance the bride strived for!
The escort card table floral arrangement was a tropical style design of white callas, green & white parrot tulips, white snapdragons, white sweetpeas and in the vase was a variagated aspidistra leaf.
The Atrium at Meadowlark Gardens is a gorgeous venue! I love how they have brought the outdoors indoor – so no matter the time of year, you can get that lush garden feel without weathering the unpredictable elements.
We wish Denise & Peter a very happy life together and thank them for letting us be a part of their beautiful day! Congratulations:)