It's been just about a year since Lauren and Colin tied the knot on a perfect summer day in Maryland. This casual wedding was full of color, fun, and family. Lauren wanted bright, happy flowers in shades of yellow, peach, and coral with pops of light blue. We gathered coral charm peonies, roses, delphinium, daisies, craspedia, sunflowers, stock, and Queen Anne's Lace for this fresh summery look. My favorite detail was the flower crowns worn by the bride and her bridesmaids. They just made the ladies look so magical and romantic!
The sun is shining and the air is warm. It's finally spring! Nothing makes me happier than seeing green leaves starting to sprout from bare brown branches! Last year, at about this time, I was asked to provide flowers for a community dinner for the Leesburg Chapter of the Rising Tide Society. A group of creative entrepreneurs came together and pulled off an incredible event by contributing our individual talents. There were beautifully styled tables, delicious locally grown food, and of course, interesting and engaging guests. Take a peek inside the barn and this beautiful event!
Check out the great vendors on our creative team!
Event Planning + Design: The One Moment Events
Photography + Design: Bethanne Arthur Photography
Venue: 48 Fields Farm, Leesburg, VA
Catering: Hidden Julles Cafe, Haymarket, VA
Wine: Zephaniah Farm Vineyard
Floral Design Table 1: Lark Floral,
Floral Design Table 2: Beaumont House Design
Floral Design Table 3: Le Fleur du Jour
Signage: Shrimp Salad Circus
Paper Goods/Invitation: Caitlin Creative Works
Table Numbers, Hand-Dyed Napkins, + Dip-Dyed Table Runners: The One Moment Events
Paper Flower Wall/Photo Back-drop: The One Moment Events
Farm Tables + Chiavari Chairs: Jefferson Rentals
Dinnerware: Grand Rental Station
Vintage Cake Plates + Vintage Furniture: Faccia Fresca Vintage
Cake: Sweets by E
Custom Cake Topper: Lauren Heim Studio
Marieke and Keith celebrated their wedding at Rust Manor in Leesburg, Virginia this past fall. The historic mansion sits in a nature sanctuary and is surrounded by towering trees, classic gardens, and rolling fields.
We wanted to showcase the wonderful colors and textures of fall in our floral design. We utilized millet, thistle, seed pods, kangaroo paw, and wheat as well as more traditional roses and fall mums.
Kaitlyn and Rob were married on a beautiful fall day at the Woodlands at Algonkian. Kaitlyn loves jewel toned colors so we brought in reds, oranges, and purples with a touch of light blue through our flowers. The bouquets featured Kait's favorite flower, gerber daisies, along with locally grown dahlia from Don's Dahlias and Lynvale Studios as well as a few from our own cutting garden here at Lark Floral. Can't get much fresher than that!
I first met Kaitlin's mom, Kristi, years ago when we both worked at a local flower shop. She would often talk about her three daughters and it was so fun to see this family all together and these girls all grown up!
Centerpieces were a tall colorful mix of hydrangea, lily, stock, mums, gerbera daisies, willow, and greenery. In a room with very high ceilings, tall or elevated centerpieces make more of an impact.
Many thanks to this sweet family for letting us be a part of this beautiful day!
Here in Northern Virginia we have a wealth of beautiful wedding venues, including charming historic houses. Many are down long dirt roads, hidden among rolling hills, and it's easy to imagine life in these houses during the time they were built.
I discovered such a place called Rixey Manor. The house was built in 1801 and was smack dab in the middle of the civil war. It survived in tack and was kept in the same family for years. The current owners have renovated it and added space that is perfect for an intimate wedding celebration.
Working with Rebekah Emily Photography and Lily and Oak planners, we created a dream setting for an adorable couple. The florals we chose were in the color palette of peach with touches of purple and blue. Springtime flowers included garden roses, lilac, ranunculus, astilbe, and plenty of natural greenery. We are thrilled to have Style Me Pretty feature our work on their industry leading blog! Check out all the amazing details!
Photography: Rebekah Emily Photography | Event Stylist: Lily & Oak Weddings And Events | Floral Design: Lark Floral | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Eloise's Pastries | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: A La Carte Catering | Hair + Makeup: Bobbypins And Blush | Groom's Attire: Michael Kors | Transportation: Camelot Classic Cars | Venue: Rixey Manor | Backdrop, Table Runner + Guest Sign: Sara Kate Couture | Bridal Boutique: Amanda's Touch Bridal and Formal | Hair Accessories: J'Adorn Designs | Himmeli: Handmade Sam*Made | Invitations, Menus, Signage + Globes: Wouldn't It Be Lovely | Linen Rentals + Table Settings: Beggar's Banquet Rentals | Photography - Assistance: Zach Graham | Ring Dish: SparksAndSpecs | Wedding Dress Hanger: Poppy And Scooter
I was asked to provide the florals for a styled shoot for the launch of makeup artist Cait Gibbon's brand, Pretty Wierd Beauty and I jumped at the chance! Cait and planner Aimee Griffin had a vision of colored smoke bombs, moss covered tables, and boho bride goodness. Check out the fun we had that day! You can also catch this shoot featured on The Perfect Palette!
Photography: Brooke Michelle Photography /Event Design & Rentals: Honeydew Vintage / Event Planning: A Griffin Events / Floral Design: Lark Floral / Invitation Design: Ashley Brannock /Cinema & Video: Cecile Davis Films / Apparel: Dreamers & Lovers /Calligraphy: Kirsten Marie Design LLC / Reception Venue: Historic Londontown and Gardens / Jewelry: Lindsay Marie Designs / Beauty: Pretty Weird Beauty / Heirlooms & Extras: The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith /