The Big Fake Wedding - New England – Part 1 – Bouquets, Boutonnieres and Floral Tattoos

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative featuring a couple who renew their vows in front of guests (engaged couples) followed by food and dancing. The BFW staff developed a mood board for the vendors to follow. New England’s theme was a garden house/conservatory vibe using shades of green, clay, and orchid.

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For the floral portion, four designers each got 2 tables and an extra area to focus on. I selected bouquets and boutonnieres.  My bouquets were not typical of those seen on social media and were well received by brides visiting my vendor table after the ceremony. 

 photo by @hourglassphotography

photo by @hourglassphotography

 The bridal bouquet featured a mix of interesting textures with an airiness and movement. Anthurium and orchids were some of the flowers added for the greenhouse touch.

 Ribbon treatment includes hand-died silks from @honeysilkco  photo by @emilyteresaphotography

Ribbon treatment includes hand-died silks from @honeysilkco

photo by @emilyteresaphotography

 photo by @emilyteresaphotography

photo by @emilyteresaphotography

 Side view of bouquet  photo by @emilyteresaphotography

Side view of bouquet

photo by @emilyteresaphotography

Want something interesting? Here’s a new take on bridal bouquet shapes. Bridesmaid’s bouquet #1 was designed in a custom crafted wire structure. Wool and jasmine vine were captured by wire tendrils and butterfly ranunculus floated above.

 photo by @hourglassphotography

photo by @hourglassphotography

 photo by @goldenauraphotography

photo by @goldenauraphotography

Bridesmaid’s bouquet #2 was a clean, contemporary interpretation of a conservatory.  Tropical flowers and foliage are grouped for emphasis.

 photo by @hourglassphotography

photo by @hourglassphotography

 photo by @goldenauraphotography

photo by @goldenauraphotography

The guys also wore a touch of the greenhouse vibe. The groom sported a white anthurium with kalanchoe and greenery.  The groomsmen wore either an orchid with kalanchoe and greenery or a spray rose with tillandsia and seeded eucalyptus. A floral pocket square was also an option but the guys opted to wear vests and not jackets.

 photo by @hourglassphotography

photo by @hourglassphotography

 photo by @hourglassphotography

photo by @hourglassphotography

A modern take on corsages were worn by the gals during the reception with flowers magically worn on their wrists. It was a fun way for the gals to have flowers without carrying their bouquets.

 photo by @hourglassphotography

photo by @hourglassphotography

 photo by @emilyteresaphotography

photo by @emilyteresaphotography

 photo by @goldenauraphotography

photo by @goldenauraphotography

Stay tuned for Part 2 where I’ll share photos of the table designs.

Photography: Emily Teresa PhotographyHourglass Photography, & Golden Aura Photography / Videography: Brian Nelson Films / Venue: Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA / Day-of Coordination: Tasks@Bey Event Planning / Floral & Event Design for Bouquets & Boutonnieres and Tables 1 + 8: Floral Notes / Floral & Event Design for Ceremony Backdrop & TAbles 2 + 7: Orly Khon Floral / Floral & Event Design for Head Table & Tables 4 +9: Jasper & Prudence Floral & Events / Floral & Event Design for Registration & Tables 5 + 10: Designs by Sheila / Floral & Event Design for Tables 3 + 6: Tasks@Bey Event Planning / Hair: Beauty By LM / Makeup: Makeup by Kira / Invitations: JKF Design Co. / Desserts: Miam Miam Macaronerie / Doughnuts: The Dapper Doughnut / Cake: Pure Glamour Cakes / Event Rentals: XO The Girls / Marquee Letter Rentals: Your Love in Lights / Marshmallow Favors: Malvi: Marshmallow Confections / Sparkling Wine: SOCIAL Sparkling Wine / Table Stationery: The Chatty Press / Transportation: Skedaddle / Travel Agency: Seabrook Travel Center / Wedding Vow Art: The Standard Canvas / Guest Shuttle Service: Michael’s Limosine / Hotel: The Boxer Boston Hotel / Ballroom Dancing: Ballroom in Boston / Band: Hot Mess Boston / Ceremony Musicians: Hot Mess Boston / Menswear: Blank Label / Jewelry: Delezhen