When I first met Natalie to talk wedding details, I couldn’t believe how organized she was with her wedding details and budget. Her vision for her Hilltop Arboretum wedding was to play off of the existing nature and beauty that was already there. She wanted to incorporate navy, some blush, and fall tones into her flowers along with lots of greenery.
Nectar and Blossom Floral Studio did an amazing job creating Natalie’s dream flowers! I was blown away by the beautiful arch that she constructed on-site in front of the ceremony site. I’ve done so many weddings there but that was definitely my favorite backdrop so far. With Natalie’s flowers, she stayed away from the “traditional” bouquet shapes and created a more natural shape with the flowers which I really loved too.
Too keep with a design that focussed more on the natural beauty of the venue, we incorporated a lot of eucalyptus into the guest tables and head table. I created all of the guest tables for Natalie using a slice of wood, a lantern, gold votives, and a few strands of eucalyptus. We added some navy into the tables with the cloth napkins. For the head table, I asked Natalie if I could surprise her with the final design. I added eucalyptus to the head table in an organic way rather than in a tied garland. I think this went more with the rest of the decor and it had a romantic feel to it. I then placed about 20 gold votives into the eucalyptus to add more to the effect. With the final touches, I had “Mr and Mrs” custom wood pieces made for Natalie and Jason.
I’m so thankful to have gotten to work with Natalie! She was the most easy-going, cat loving, and sweet person that I’ve ever gotten to work with. I appreciated her eye for detail and most important, I loved that she wanted to incorporate personal touches everywhere. Thank you for hiring me!
Flowers: Nectar and Blossom Floral Studio
Photography: Lens of Ren photography
Design & Coordination: Roses and Lace
Venue: Hilltop Arboretum in Baton Rouge, LA
Cake: Tredici Bakery