Ceremony: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Reception: Western Lakes Golf Club
Photographer: Heather Cook Elliott Photography
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee
From our first meeting which included both moms, I knew Kelly and Nick were going to be a great couple to work with. They chose non-traditional colors, navy and lime green, and for flowers, they chose mini green hydrangeas and green button mums with lots of bling and mercury glass for their fall wedding.
Kelly loved the brooch bouquet her Uncle had made for her cousin, so when asked, he made one for her as well. She also wanted to include her father who had passed before the wedding. I told her about a bride who had sewn charms with pictures of her father and grandparents onto the backs of her shoes so they could walk her down the aisle. Kelly chose to put the photo of her dad onto ribbon that she tied around her ankle.
The bridemaids' bouquets were made of of mini green hydrangeas, natural green carnations, green button mums and hypericum berries, which popped against their navy blue dresses. The bouquets were wrapped in navy ribbon to match the dresses with thick rhinestone bands around the middle of their handles.
I met the men of the wedding party at Pewaukee Lake and pinned on their green rose and hypericum berry boutonnieres while we waited for the ladies to arrive for pictures.
The couple decided not to have floral displays at their ceremony. As you can see, Orthodox churches do not need extra adornment, they are beautiful as they are.
Western Lakes Golf Club hosted the reception, where each table held a part of Kelly's mercury glass collection. Half of the tables were decorated with a cylinder glass vase holding white hydrangeas, mini green hydrangeas, and green buttons. The other tables were decorated with the bride's keepsakes. With wonderful food and a lot of Greek dancing, this was a wedding to remember!
Just recently I found out that Kelly and Nick's wedding was featured in The Veil Magazine. What an honor for them as a couple as well as for me, the floral designer!I would like to say a big thank you to Heather Cook Elliott Photography for the use of her photos and the staff at The Veil magazine for showing the work of Bank of Memories & Flowers.