Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hill Country Organic

This creative, eco-conscious Portland couple chose a destination wedding at the fantastic Red Corral Ranch in Wimberley. Their flowers were inspired in part by the dramatic color palette of the peacocks that roam the grounds and in part by their love of simple farmer's market chic: locally grown wildflowers, seasonal elements, herbs, and vintage vessels.

The bride's bouquet was a mix of jewel-toned seet pea, ranunculus, and lisianthus accented with botanical protea; scented rosemary, mint, and English lavender; and violet-tinted succulents. The organic cotton yarn wrap complimented her simple cotton gown, and both the wrap and the bouquet were accented with peacock feathers, which she also wore in her hair. The groom wore a simple boutonniere composed of a miniature succulent and English lavender.

The six bridesmaids, who wore navy blue, carried small bouquets in colors and flowers from the bride's bouquet: two amethyst, two ruby, and two fuschia. The bouquets were also accented with peacock feathers to match their earrings.

The outdoor ceremony space was marked with a dramatic phoenix arrangement of curly willow, jewel-toned hydrangea, textured ruby celosia, draped green amaranthus, bold purple delphinium and Hill Country lisianthus, and peacock feather accents.

The couple chose rich blue and teal linens for the reception, which took place in a grove of lit live oak trees. Half of the tables featured wooden boxes filled with an organic mix of moss, herbs, protea, succulents, and parrot tulips.

The other half of the tables featured clusters of vintage-style bottles filled with purple and magenta lisianthus, veronica, alstromeria, sweet pea, protea, and English lavender. They were secured at the last minute with organic cotton yarn to fight the brisk wind that threatened to blow them over.

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