Thursday, August 18, 2011

Park Slope summer wedding at Benchmark.

This was a super important wedding me for SO many reasons, and there is kind of a crazy back story to go along with the series of events that fell into place. First of all, the bride totally found me on her own as she was searching for a local, brooklyn, designer. She contacted me about 3 months before her wedding at my beloved Benchmark. I say beloved because this was the first place I have an organic, grass fed steak in TWENTY years. It was absolutely delicious and did me good, as I am a recovering vegetarian! The bride and I got along naturally and easily as if we were already friends. I recommended members of my new group Brooklyn Betrothed . She ended up booking officiant Carissa Templeton, from our crew. They got along easily and naturally as hoped/expected.

The bride is a gardener and a total fan of herbs. We wanted to make this an important part of the floral designs and were able to incorporate this in almost every aspect. Her bouquet was filled with herbs including lavender, mint, sage, oregano and much much more. We hung test tubes stuffed with lavender, scabiosa pods, and lisianthus along the wall for an interesting, textural decor in the relaxed, casual, yet chic venue. The bride gave out potted herbs/plants to her guest as favors. We set these adorable little plants next to my vintage bird cage that was decorated with Juliette roses and jasmine.

By the end of her wedding, there were some crazy realizations! Her now husband was a childhood friend of a very close friend of mine. That close friend of mine was ALSO officiated by Carissa Templeton years ago and I was the florist! Carissa and I were working a wedding together 4 years ago and didn't even know it. Small small world (: