The perfect way to blend the feel of the mountain setting of your wedding with chic design style. While the outdoor setting may evoke the beauty of nature, we will "marry" the concept by pairing lush focal flowers such as peonies, garden roses, and hydrangea in wedding arches, ceremony urns, and aisle decor. Consider a pass through arch for the guests to walk through as they are seated. This will create a sense of arrival for your wedding guests, without compromising the vista of your outdoor setting. When paired with groupings of large focal arrangements at the ceremony, or a custom rustic altar table, this look will enhance your venue. Remember, you can stage your wedding by changing the feel from the ceremony to cocktail hour, and then to the reception by subtly increasing the elegance factor. This can be achieved by utilizing different containers, or morphing the color palette as the evening progresses. Your table design may incorporate glass vases banded with bark, or you may mix elements such as glass, wood and silver containers, mercury glass and lanterns. Lush design and variation of textures, foliages, aspen branches and vining clematis create harmony between mountain and chic.
Natural elements such as native grasses and berries in combination with mountain inspired wildflowers has the effect of a freshly gathered bouquet. The combining of textures and elements will create dynamic interest when designing a bouquet comprised of more casual elements such as chamomile, delphinium, veronica, larkspur, millets, phlox, and astilbe. Bouquets may be as simple as a massing of pieres japonica, astilbe, fresh lavender, varietal herbs, or chamomile finished with a wrap of natural burlap, or a ribbon overlayed with a banding of natural twine. For table designs, consider a rustic bark or reclaimed wood container, or groupings of mason jars banded with burlap. Vases may be grouped on wood slabs on the center of the table. Floating candles in mason jars, or bark or burlap wrapped votives bath the natural materials in warm light. Wedding arches of aspen logs and vining greenery create a beautiful, natural canopy to complement the picturesque backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Lemonade station? Mason jars set atop one of our rustic ladders at the ceremony refreshes your guests as they find their seats. For your dessert buffet, we have log slabs and rounds to elevate dessert platters, and create interest on the dessert table. For the place card table, consider a twine line with clothespins holding a photo or paper aspen leaf with the guests' names. A reclaimed barnwood box with twigs or wine corks displays the escort cards with a subtle nod to the beautiful outdoors.
Think crisp and tailored with clean design lines, and constrained color palettes. The striking simplicity of modern design is clearly illustrated through monofloral, and monochromatic floral styling. The understated romance of a massing of hydrangea, the clean, structural lines of calla lilies, the luxuriant elegance of phalaenopsis orchids, and decadence of garden roses eloquently represent the sophisticated nature of modern design. Bouquets may be a massing of one type of flower with a simple French ribbon banding finished with a wrap of subtle "bling" such as pearls, rhinestones, or a detailed with a family heirloom brooch. Striking centerpieces are created by grouping sparkling glass containers holding floating candles, with collections of glass vessels in varying heights and sizes each displaying a single focal blossom. Although monochromatic white tones are elegant and sophisticated, don't overlook the impact of one vibrant massing of color: blue hydrangea, blue iris, protea, roses, varietal orchids, craspedia, or hybrid delphinium in assorted glass vases for example. Ti leaves are often used to wrap the vase to camouflage the stems for a clean display. Harrington Smith has stunning custom, polished walnut, long rectangular boxes for sophisticated tablescapes on longer tables, and an assorted collection of hot white ceramic vessels for a more contemporary aesthetic. Clear glass, tiered cake stands, bell jars, and domes display blooms in vibrant, saturated tones, and succulents as focal textural elements. Moss, ferns and succulents may traditionally lend themselves to the realm of rustic design, but if executed with a distinguishing eye of restraint and simplicity, they venture into the world of modern design.
Timeless and classic, this design style often incorporates masses of flowers with lush forms. Open bloom roses, peonies, ranunculus, hydrangea, stems of phalaenopsis orchids, lilacs, anemones etc. exude elegance, exhibiting the style of classic design. Think of a beautiful, gathered English garden bouquet. With minimal use of fillers and foliages, this design style is abundant and glorious. Bouquets may take the form of a massed full nosegay in the Euro style, or be designed with an open, cascading form. Stem wrap details may be elaborate with pearl head pins, French braiding, or intricately detailed with jewels. Custom linens with patterning or embroidery, or simple luxuriant materials, create the canvas for table design. Sheer overlays with subtle shimmer, or a hint of sparkle scatter glittering candlelight across the table. Harrington Smith has a full assortment of polished sterling silver candleabrum, candlesticks, pedestal containers, mint julep cups, tall palace vases, table number holders, and mercury glass votives that may be incorporated into the design, imparting an elegant sparkle to the evening's affair. Glass pedestal stands, bell jars and silver tiered stands create a decadent dessert or cake table display. Draping ceilings with diaphanous fabric, hanging chandeliers, twinkle light strands, and generous implementation of candlelight set the tone for an elegant evening.