Nicole Martin Wedding {April 22,2016}

Fragrant sweet peas and roses with fluffy stock in shades of lavender and peach are the perfect flowers for a Spring wedding!

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

The Floral Cottage had the pleasure to design the flowers for Nicole Martin's April 2016 wedding. The color combination of peach and lavender had us captivated and excited from the get go! Spring colors + sweet peas = a happy floral designer.

Photo by The Floral Cottage

Photo by The Floral Cottage

We LOVE when brides pick great color combinations and we love it even more when it's spring! With spring comes an abundance of seasonal flowers like sweet peas, peonies, anemones, sweet smelling filler flowers and blooming branches. These gorgeous flowers make us temporarily forget about our BUSY wedding season that reaches it's height in April. 

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Nicole answered a few questions for us regarding the wedding floral process from the bride's point of view. We will also fill you in on choosing flowers and style from a florist's perspective. We hope that these ideas and tips help to inspire your perfect wedding day color palette and style!

1. How did you decide on your wedding color palette?

 Picking my color palette was one of the hardest decisions for me. My favorite color has been purple since I was little but I loved the new "in" blush color everyone else was doing. After finding the prettiest lavender purple bridesmaid dress I decided to be different and stuck with purple. I knew I still wanted to incorporate "blush" into the color scheme somehow though. I started searching the internet for lavender & blush weddings and I didn't really see anything I liked because everything was too "pink". I kept searching and searching for days until I came across a picture of a lavender & "peachy blush" bouquet and that's when I knew those were my colors.

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

2. What inspired your wedding floral style? 

I grew up with a love for flowers since both of my grandmothers are flower fanatics, so this was something I really wanted to stand out in our wedding. I wanted something that was simple yet something that would pop against the lavender bridesmaids dresses. My wedding was a more natural & simple feel with a slight vintage touch so I really wanted unstructured bouquet. I wanted it to seem like the flowers were just picked out of a garden.

Photo by The Floral Cottage

Photo by The Floral Cottage

3. What sources (I.e. Pinterest, Instagram, etc.) did you use to find the perfect wedding floral style? 

I googled images and searched & searched on Pinterest.


4. How did you hear about The Floral Cottage? 

I heard about the floral cottage through Facebook.


5. What was your overall experience in working with The Floral Cottage from start to finish (consultation, bridal portrait bouquet, wedding day)? 

Becky & Randee at The Floral Cottage we're a true pleasure to work with from consultation up until the wedding day. They were very patient with us as we modified our order numerous times. They both were so easy to talk to and took in to account every little detail I wanted. All the bouquets couldn't have been anymore perfect!

Photo by The Floral Cottage

Photo by The Floral Cottage

Here's a few of our favorite photos that captured the beauty of Nicole's wedding!

The bride's bouquet contained ivory roses, peach spray roses, lavender sweet peas, peach & lavender stock, wax flower and gunni eucalyptus. We chose these flowers based on Nicole's color palette and style along with seasonal flower availability. We were lucky to get these gorgeous sweet peas! They are so fragrant and delicate in person.  Photo by The Floral Cottage

The bride's bouquet contained ivory roses, peach spray roses, lavender sweet peas, peach & lavender stock, wax flower and gunni eucalyptus. We chose these flowers based on Nicole's color palette and style along with seasonal flower availability. We were lucky to get these gorgeous sweet peas! They are so fragrant and delicate in person. 

Photo by The Floral Cottage

As a thank you, we add a sparkling keepsake brooch to all of our bride's bouquets! Each one is different and is chosen based on the bride's style.  Photo by The Floral Cottage

As a thank you, we add a sparkling keepsake brooch to all of our bride's bouquets! Each one is different and is chosen based on the bride's style. 

Photo by The Floral Cottage

Adding a rosary to the bride's bouquet is a tradition among Catholic brides in Louisiana. We can also add a bit of lace from the bride's dress, a strand of pearls or memory photos to the bridal bouquet.  Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Adding a rosary to the bride's bouquet is a tradition among Catholic brides in Louisiana. We can also add a bit of lace from the bride's dress, a strand of pearls or memory photos to the bridal bouquet. 

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

For the bridesmaids, the bride chose a smaller version of her bouquet. Just look at that dainty sweet pea in the center! Photo by The Floral Cottage

For the bridesmaids, the bride chose a smaller version of her bouquet. Just look at that dainty sweet pea in the center!

Photo by The Floral Cottage

The bride and her bridesmaid! Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

The bride and her bridesmaid!

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

The bride and groom! Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

The bride and groom!

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Matching boutonnieres of spray roses, sweet peas and wax flower. The groom stands out in ivory! Photo by The Floral Cottage

Matching boutonnieres of spray roses, sweet peas and wax flower. The groom stands out in ivory!

Photo by The Floral Cottage

My, oh, my, this cake is gorgeous! Look at those colors. Stunning! Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

My, oh, my, this cake is gorgeous! Look at those colors. Stunning!

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Photo by The Floral Cottage

Photo by The Floral Cottage

Our advice to any bride-to-be is to be BOLD, go with your first instinct, be inspired and have confidence in your decisions! You choose the colors and the style and we will interpret your vision and turn it into your wedding day reality. 

Thanks for Nicole for helping us out with our first ever blog post! A special thanks goes out to the talented Kaylie Martin of Kaylie Nicole Photography for allowing us to feature your photos in our blog. Visit Kaylie at www.kaylienicolephotography.com for your wedding day and personal photography needs!

 

Much love and gratitude,

Randee 

The Floral Cottage Florist

 

P.S. Here are a few lovely photos from Nicole's bridal portrait session!

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Photo by Kaylie Nicole Photography