It's been a year since Covid-19 changed our world, especially in the wedding industry where bringing people together is what we do. We entered what would be a few months of quarantine that has now turned into a full year.
I've desperately missed creating and making beautiful flower arrangements for my couples. I'm sad that they have not been able to celebrate their love the way they've planned, but I'm so thankful to all of them who have postponed or moved forward with plan B.
As the 2021 wedding season here in Southern California comes to a start (our typical season is Mid March-October) there is still so much uncertainty about when we can open back up fully. While I'm eager to back to work, I also want it to be safe for all the vendors, couples and their family and friends.
Until the vaccine is more accessible I think we'll see a lot more Elopements and Micro Weddings into the summer. But I'm here to remind you that smaller ceremonies don't need to be without flowers and that in fact they can help designate a space for your "I Do's"
Covid or no Covid, I always prefer an outside wedding and I think we created a dream ceremony setup here that is perfect for small elopements and micro weddings alike.
Using flowers to help "ground" the couple or create a defined space in nature is an excellent way to make your wedding feel intentional. It is also a way to create an impact and make it feel special, even if you're having to scale back in terms of guest.
This Styled Shoot was shot at Mission Trails amongst the lush Spring hillside and I added flowers not only to add to Mother Nature's beauty, but to give a deliberate space for the ceremony and bring the focus to the couple. Nature's beauty is so abundant that you don't want to get lost in it. You and your partner should be the main focus on your wedding day so work with your Florist to create a setup that achieves this goal. It will make for better photos as well!
For this Spring wedding we focused on a vibrant and bright pastel color palette and filled the bouquet with some of Spring's best blooms: Daffodils, Tulips, Lilac, Poppies, Hellebores, Ranunculus, Butterfly Ranunculus, Scabiosa, Stock, Delphiniums and Quicksand Roses. They even matched the Groom's tie!
Adding in ceremony flowers here helped to bring the attention and focus back to the couple.
However you choose to move forward and celebrate your love don't forget to have fun!
Covid has taken so much from us this past year, but remember that your wedding day should be joyful. It may not be what you first envisioned for your wedding, but all that matters is that you and your partner are committing to life together. Celebrate that love and start your married life off with your best foot forward!
Peace, Love, and Flowers my Friends!
Photography: Mandy Ford Photography
Florals: Le Champagne Projects
Hair & Makeup: XO Beauty Co.
Dress Designer: Watters
Dress Boutique: Bridal Showcase Bridal Salon
Tux: Friar Tux