Something borrowed, something blue. Andrew & Alexis, Berry NSW / December 2015

The Palette-

Something borrowed, something blue-moody blue, smokey blue but only as an accent to work with a pop of deep garnet, green and ivory.

Dressmaker-Kathy Harris

Dressmaker-Kathy Harris

I was approached by Alexis & Andrew via a friend who reccomended my florals for their wedding at Jaspers in Berry, a beautiful town on the South Coast NSW. Andrew and Alexis had been driving down and staying at Berry for years to get their donut fix and city detox. They wanted to share this special part of the south coast with their friends and family, hoping it would encourage everyone to take the whole weekend and really switch off and enjoy the occasion.

In the few months leading up the the date, I never met Alexis in person and developed a relationship soley via email and Pinterest until the day of their wedding where I handed Alexis her bouquet and pinned on Andrew's buttonhole.

 

Dressmaker-Kathy Harris

Dressmaker-Kathy Harris

For Alexis' part, it was important for the girls not to wear a plain colour dress, and have something that would not scream "Bridesmaid" later on so they could wear it time and time again. If only I could have put my order in for a dress like this myself!

Thankfully this love for florals meant Alexis was thrilled to co create something wild and dramatic for her and the girls to hold. We picked up on the palette from the dresses and extended them through the bridesmaids bouquets using open ivory rose, queen annes lace, smokey blue hydrangea, seaholly, pitcher flowers, vine tendrills, chrysanthemums and dusty miller.

Bridal Bouquet

Bridal Bouquet

Creating something still life and romantic for Alexis to carry softened the dramatic edges of her dress a little but also connected the vintage feel of her fabric choices and bold design. It was a delight to hear later from a Alexis how happy she was with her flowers and how many compliments she received  about the floral design on her special day. 

Alexis carried open ivory rose, seaholly, pitcher flowers, queen annes lace, rosemary, clematis vine, dahlia, dusty miller and sweet pea. In her last email Alexis mentioned that while she and Andrew were on honeymoon trekking in Cinque Terre they found some Queen Annes Lace growing wild on the side of the trail, nice to have a sweet reminder of the magical day even half way across the world!

Lastly, there needs to be a little thank you to Chris from Red Berry Photography who provided all these amazing images from Andrew & Alexis wedding day and helps capture all the visual beauty and drama for every couple he works with.

Seaholly, Rose, Pitcher flower, Chrysanthemum, Queen Annes Lace.

Seaholly, Rose, Pitcher flower, Chrysanthemum, Queen Annes Lace.