We spent the afternoon working with a unique color and texture palette for a wedding reception at The Renaissance Hotel in Cincinnati. Among the eucalyptus and sedum were milky mauve and cream roses, dazzling white hydrangeas, and snapdragons whose blooms were the deep wine of cherry skin. The rose whose bloom is a vortex of blush is called ‘Constance’, a favorite at our studio.
Hand in hand Caitlin and Matt...
. . . walked the lawn and gardens of Cincinnati's Taft Museum of Art on an absolutely gorgeous late spring day. Caitlin and Matt's wedding ceremony and reception took place behind the Taft in the garden, a beautifully tended landscape of trees and flowers.
We created a climbing floral arch using a large tree as an armature for the exchange of vows which tied in with the Taft's "TWISTED" installation sculpture by artist Patrick Dougherty on the front lawn.
Guests dined outdoor under the Taft's large garden tent. White billowy draping and warm cafe lights created a beautiful ceiling.
Delft blue patterned linens, stationery, and glasses enhanced the garden setting. Floral arrangements included elegant white peony, roses, stock, clematis, with subtle pops of violet and lots of greenery.
Venue: Taft Museum of Art | Event Planner: Kristen Kloth of Tres Chic Event Planning | Linens: All Occasions | Draping: Fitz the Occasion | Catering & Sweets: Eatwell | Cake: Tres Belle Cakes and Coffee Shop | Florals: Yellow Canary | Photography: tm photography
Fragrant pink roses and frilly white peonies...
. . . tucked into layers of greenery brought the garden indoors to fill the former nave of what is now the Monastery Event Center in Mount Adams. Soft pinks, creamy whites and emerald foliage seemed to bloom from every nook and cranny in the historic space during Sarah and David's afternoon wedding reception.
One of our favorite details is the escort card case. A beautifully finished vintage card catalogue was reborn as a gorgeous welcome display for escort cards. We tucked fresh white stock, roses, lisianthus, handfuls of green tendrils and foliage into the sturdy, dark wooden drawers until it looked like something from a dream.
Sugar Realm created a stunning tiered cake with blooming pastel sugar flowers that added another level of artistic beauty to the celebration. What an honor to have been a part of Sarah and David's wedding story!
Photos by Jonathan Gibson Photography.
Photography: Jonathan Gibson, Cincinnati | Pin lighting : ClearLighting, Cincinnati | Sarah's Dress: Alta Moda, Salt Lake; custom design from Augusta Jones Bridal | Wedding Cake: Sugar Realm | Venue: Monastery Event Center, Cincinnati | Florals: Yellow Canary Floral Event & Design
See Sarah + David's wedding on Jonathan Gibson's blog
Summery orange roses, bright yellow craspedia, soft pink Japanese asters, and sunflowers were just a few of the beautiful flowers we arranged at our first Flower Foundations Workshop at The Fig Leaf in Hyde Park Square. Stay tuned for our next workshop coming up in September!
What happens when a wedding planner gets to plan her own wedding? Monica Gaddis had already established herself at Viva Bella Events when she got engaged to her future husband Brandon and started comparing color swatches, sampling cake, and trying on gowns. Monica + Brandon's romantic winter wedding at Cincinnati's Rhinegeist brewery was a gorgeous mix of deep berry reds, tropical and soft pinks, milky white and lots of fresh greenery. Garlands, chandeliers, and the warm glow of hundreds of strung lights softened the industrial rawness of the brewery.
Monica + Brandon exchanged vows in a ceremony in the round. The space was a perfect juxtaposition of softness and time worn edginess with a wall of sheer draping suspended like a waterfall in a room whose brick walls were mortared by men who lived over a century ago.
For the reception the draping was transformed from a solid wall into several elegant tie backs that added an inviting and romantic ambiance to the room, catching and reflecting the various types of lighting. We are honored to have been a part of Monica and Brandon's gorgeous day!
Photos: Tine Hofmann - TM Photography | Makeup: Nancy Dawson - Brideface | Hair: Sarah Stear - Eros Salon | Flowers: Yellow Canary Floral & Event Design | Stationery: loon + co | Cake: Sugar Realm | Catering: Funky's Catering | Venue: Rhinegeist Brewery | Draping: Kim Fitzpatrick - Fitz the Occasion, LLC | Rentals: All Occasions Event Rental | DJ: Wyatt - Toad Productions | Coordinator: Wild Belle Events - Christina Penfield