This mountain wedding embodies everything a "meadow" experience is about. Set in a secluded and perfect piece of the Rocky Mountains, the ceremony took place on a huge rock, and guests were seated across the river to take in the beauty. The bride walked through wildflowers and forest to arrive at the ceremony-- a vision in white appearing through the trees. I'll always remember the birdsong from that day, which accompanied the Bach's Cello Suite processional.
It was this incredible setting and natural beauty that inspired the floral mood and selection. I wanted these flowers to appear polished, and at the same time a natural extension of the environment. In addition to overgrown garden bouquets, I created a "nest" of summer's most beautiful seasonal flowers, foliages, wild grasses, and baby rose vines. Everything felt wonderfully wildflower-y, and Mary, the bride, created a dreamy dusk-inspired palette of plum, blush, periwinkle, cream, and daffodil, which was a joy to interpret through flowers.
After the ceremony, the bride wore a leather jacket with her new last name stitched on the back, a typically fashionable move. The celebration continued at Ivy Wild, a repurposed elementary school setting that is as hip, effortless, and discerning as the bride and groom themselves. Mary and Carlos received an outpouring of love, and I speak for all when I say it was an unforgettable few days in the mountains. All the lovely photos are by Kara Mercer.