Last year we were lucky enough to be included in a shoot for the inaugural issue of Adorn Magazine. Christine Gosch shot this rehearsal dinner inspiration that spoke to every single effortless, easy-breezy bone in my body. It was equal parts sweet and refined. Truly a party that I would personally love to attend.
While creating the sugar flowers on this cake I wanted them to be darling and a little playful. Inspired by all the whimsical arrangements using floral frogs that I’ve seen floating around lately I aimed to create interest with varying levels and flowers bending in different directions. Since rehearsal dinners are typically a bit less formal than the actual wedding, I wanted to have a little fun while still making it a showstopper. I went with a peach/latte color with swirls on the cake to contrast the almost sculptural florals and chose to use muted tones for a bit of sophistication. Also, and probably most importantly, southern rehearsal dinners are most often hosted by the groom’s family and I wanted the flowers to be arranged as if the groom plucked a handful of beautiful wildflowers and offered them to his bride-to-be as one last romantic gesture before they commit to each other. I felt this worked well with the laid-back al-fresco vibe of the shoot and absolutely love how it turned out.
Photographer: Christine Gosch | Planner: Sava with Two Be Wed | Florals: LBJ Florals + Events | Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Paper goods & calligraphy: Nicolette Selman with Lazywood Lane | Hair & makeup: Sunny Hair & Makeup | Cake & sugar flowers: Buttercup Bakery | Hair accessory: Erin Rhyne | Rentals: Swift + Co | Film lab: The FIND Lab