Photo: EE Photography
Not sure which bridal bouquet suits you best? Our Flowers Editor can name seven tried-and-true styles that can be seen time and time again — posy (smaller, petite option that’s easier to hold), nosegay (arranged into a dense, dome shape because stems are cut to the same length), hand-tied (gives off a more “just-picked” vibe), pageant (meant to rest on one arm), composite (imagine a single, oversized bloom), biedermeier (comprised of concentric rings) , and cascading (creates a waterfall effect).
Shae & Jon
Q & A with the Bride:
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
It felt like a secret garden- so beautiful and intimate. It was important to me that our guests felt special (because each one of them is so special to us) and I knew they would feel that way in the garden.
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
- My dress!
- The yellow topiaries
- The record on the groom’s cake
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
Don’t just focus on the wedding. Focus on the marriage too. The wedding lasts for just a few hours and is only the beginning of forever. Yes, the wedding details are important, but a lifetime of companionship is that much more important. Prepare emotionally, spiritually, financially, mentally and any other way to make sure everyday of forever is just as joyous and an equally exciting celebration of life as your wedding.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
Only one? It was all such a magical dream that still seems like there is no way it was real. Putting on my dress, seeing Jon, walking down the aisle, taking millions of pictures, dancing in the garden, and talking to so many friends…I never want to forget a single detail of the most magical day when I promised to love my best friend forever.