European Garden Inspired Wedding

March 31, 2021

A European style garden is the backdrop for this early summer wedding inspiration filled with manicured hedges, layers of ruffled lace, and anthurium focused florals. The fine art styling is paired with a unique color palette of soft yellow, pink, brown, lime green, and white to highlight the tones of the season. With the increased popularity of micro-weddings over the past year this shoot highlights what an intimate wedding could look like while still remaining safe and having a unique one-of-a-kind wedding experience for the couple and their guests.

European Garden

 The models vintage inspired gown takes us to another time in bridal fashion with the flowy yet soft and feminine ruffles while remaining modern with its form fitting shape. Her hair accessories were designed locally using delicate flowers, gold finishes, and a few Swarovski crystals which adds a bit of sparkle without overpowering the pieces. We wanted to give the model some color, so we went with a bold red lip while keeping the rest of her look natural which paired well with the color of the anthuriums.   

 As mentioned above the anthurium was the star of the show and was showcased throughout the design. I wanted to keep with the European garden theme while making the floral more current and the anthurium did just that. In addition to it were locally grown and sourced flowers like gem, lisianthus, cosmos, and oak leaf hydrangea which helped highlight the garden house door highlighting the perfect intimate ceremony location. The model’s bouquet was petite which is a growing trend this year and is a more structured hand tied style.

Bride next to floral installation

 The tablescape featured floral arrangements down the center with a larger focal arrangement in the middle. The place settings featured handcrafted ceramic plates with white handled gold utensils, and soft yellow knotted napkin on top. We paired this setting with vintage fluted stemware and glass taper candle holders complete with pink tapers. The tablecloth provided the perfect complement with its yellow and brown floral print which really made the pink and green tones in the floral pop.

Ground floral arrangement on the end of a table

 The cake added the perfect touch for this micro wedding reception inspiration which mimicked the models dress by featuring cascading ruffles on each layer that were rimmed in gold. The cake layers themselves were kept simple to balance out the more delicate feminine details. Hand-shaped sugar flowers and greenery adorned the top and bottom layer to add a bit of color featuring pale yellow roses, Italian ruscus foliage and trailing curly willow branches. 

Bride holding her cake on a cake stand

 Last but certainly not least is the beautifully designed stationery and place card sets. The hand painted watercolor floral are a representation of the floral that is featured in the tablescape arrangements bringing in touches of white, yellow, and pink. The invitation is paired with pink and peach envelopes along with the RSVP card. All sealed together with a white wax seal. The place cards are no exception with vintage hand lettering and delicate pink ribbon tied on the end. See the full gallery below for more of this beautiful collaboration.

Wedding invitations displayed with loose floral

Reception Venue:

The Rural Society

The Rural Society at Warwick Farms

IG: @theruralsociety


Lauren Lee Photography

Lauren Lee Photography

IG: @laurenleephotography

Floral Design:

Fezz and Hazel Floral Artistry and Design

Fezz & Hazel Floral Artistry and Design

IG: @fezz_and_hazel


La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

IG: @latavolalinen


Paper Betty

Paper Betty

IG: @thepaperbetty


The Lesser Bear

The Lesser Bear

IG: @thelesserbear

Wedding Dress:

Miranda’s Vintage Bridal

Miranda’s Vintage Bridal

IG: @mirandasvintagebridal


Cori Lynn Co.

Cori Lynn Co.

IG: @corilynnco


Kuro Neko Cake Studio

Kuro Neko Cake Studio

IG: @kuronekocakestudio


Colour Me Ash

Ashley Honeywood

IG: @colourmeash


Alexis Todd

Alexis Todd

IG: @alexistoddmodelpage_

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