Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 | Respond

Susan and Joe’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding

We were so thrilled and honored to be asked by Susan Bordelon, Wedding photographer extraordinaire, to do her own wedding flowers.

We have always loved working with Susan on weddings professionally.  She has a great personality, a keen eye and makes great photography seem so easy.  Her wedding was no exception.


We were interested to see what Susan’s vision would be for her own wedding, having photographed hundreds of weddings for her clients.


Susan knew exactly what she wanted to carry simple and fabulous. She  requested a bouquet of all Lily of the Valley. It has been years since I have done a bouquet like this. It really was special.  The fragrance of this flower is clean, sweet and delightful.  We made a magnolia leaf collar and tied the bouquet with silk cording.


The groom’s boutonniere was made of Blushing Bride Protea, Magnolia Foliage and peach Hypericum Berry wrapped in bleached hemp twine.



Her daughter, The maid of honor, carried pink peonies, pink spray roses and peach Hypericum Berries.



The magical ceremony took place under a beautiful large oak tree by a stream .  The simple garden arch was decorated with blooming honeysuckle, magnolia, tree of heaven and German statice.



After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a beautifully styled cocktail area using Susan’s personal collection of furniture.




After cocktails, guests were led up to the house where long wooden tables were decorated with collections of Susan’s blue vintage glass bottles.



The bottles were filled with coral peonies,David Austin Juliet  garden roses, Green Mist Queen’s Anne lace, Free Spirit roses, Dusty Miller, and variegated Hosta leaves.



The coffee-antiqued menu cards were folded into the napkins with a lavender and Stephanotis floral cluster tied with twine.



The cake was placed on top of the bride’s vintage suitcases, surrounded by hundreds of Stephanotis and Cafe au Lait Dahlias.

We had so much fun creating this environment for one of our favorite friends and wish Susan and Joe all the happiness in the world.


For more photos and details see   Susan Bordelon Photography


Cocktail vignettes styled by – Donna Snell of  Be a Guest


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