In November, we had the privilege of designing flowers for the Junkin Wedding at the beautiful Dove Hollow Estate near Longview, Texas. Lacy chose a fall wedding color scheme and wanted to use lots of pampas grass in the decor.
The pampas grass ring was a unique wedding backdrop / alter for the outdoor wedding. Logs at assorted heights held lanterns and a few fresh flowers and fabric were intertwined, along with the white pumpkins. The bride's family gathered up all of the pampas grass for us to use and we put it all to use!
They only used a single wedding cake (naked wedding cake by Butcher Shop in Longview, florals added by Sharlette who was helping me with on site wedding set up.)
The bridal party was seated at long tables through the center of the barn. One tip we like to pass along to brides is to use their bridesmaid bouquets in their reception. The bridesmaid bouquets are the low flower arrangements on long tables. The girls were able to pick up the hand tied bouquets out of the mercury glass vases for the ceremony, then when they return to the reception area, they have a designated places to drop their bouquet, which only adds to the decor of the reception. Along with the flowers, there was assorted candles placed throughout the reception. I don't like seeing the bridesmaid bouquets discarded and simply laid in a chair and forgotten during the reception, so this is one option for utilizing them. (Others have chosen to display on the cake or food tables.)
All the arrangements had not been set up, when the next picture was taken, but it gives you a look at this room.
All of the above photos were provided by the bride and taken by her wedding photographer, Jamey Smith.
The following pictures were taken by myself, as we were setting up everything.
This ring was an idea the bride brought to me. It was something unique for weddings in our area, although we found several different styles of the pampas rings on Pinterest.
(Moongate ring belongs to Dove Hollow Estate and we added all the pampas grass.)
You can see in this picture that we used as assortment of centerpieces, including lanterns and some geometric style vases. This gave some varying heights for the reception
This is a close up of one of the bridesmaid bouquets - fall mums, berries, roses, eucalyptus, and plumes of pampas grass comprised all the bouquets.
Sending our best wishes to Lace and Derek and wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness together! Thank you for letting us have a part of your wonderful day and for sharing your pictures with us!