An Intimate Fall Wedding at Lakewold Gardens
With COVID-19 causing so many couples to re-think and re-plan larger wedding celebrations, this seems like a good moment to highlight the beauty of small, intimate weddings. Over the years, we have worked with a number of couples on small, very personal celebrations, and they are always extremely special. Gathering with just your closest family and friends and exchanging intimate vows... it's truly a beautiful thing.
Below is some evidence! Julie and Nate had a gorgeous, intimate wedding last fall at Lakewold Gardens, with just 20 guests, all of them family. It was in incredibly special day. And as for flowers... for sure this was a highlight of last year's season. The most gorgeous garden roses in taupe and dusty rose tones, chocolate cosmos, flannel flower, lisianthus, cafe au lait dahlias, and so many beautiful autumn textures came together in these designs. We wanted to highlight the beauty of the season without going in a predictably "fall" direction, and as always strove to blend the designs with the environment so that they feel "of the place" and natural rather than superimposed on the space. We created a beautiful, asymmetrical arch installation on the gazebo where Julie and Nate were married, a long table lined with organic and lush centerpieces for the reception, a bridal bouquet for Julie in soft, neutral tones with a natural but not too wild shape, and unique textural boutonnieres. We always strive to approach each floral piece as a work of art- but with small, intimate weddings where there are fewer individual pieces, each piece gets that much more attention. The result? See below! Congratulations to Julie and Nate, and thank you for trusting with us with not just your flowers, but also your event design (yes, we do that too!).
Floral and Event Design: Botanique
Photography: Anna Peters
Venue: Lakewold Gardens
Calligraphy: Krisanna Elizabeth
Catering: Bee Kind Catering
About the Designer:
Botanique is a full-service floral and event design company based in Seattle, WA. Led by Creative Director Kelly Sullivan, we design wedding flowers and events with an organic, effortless, seasonal, elegant, and modern aesthetic for couples getting married in Washington state and beyond, including the greater Seattle area, Tacoma, Lakewood, Bellevue, Kirkland, the San Juan Islands, the Eastside, and Eastern Washington. In addition, we offer group floral classes and workshops in our Seattle studio focused on sustainable floral design techniques, as well as private, one-on-one floral design lessons. We also maintain a large cutting garden that acts as muse for our design work, and offer classes to teach you how to grow your own flowers and start your own cutting garden. To learn more about working with Botanique for your wedding or event, please inquire on our contact form. To sign up to be notified of upcoming workshops and learning opportunities, please sign up for our workshops mailing list.