outdoor ceremony

Cincinnati Art Museum Wedding in Fall

Moon white dahlias, smokey pink roses, and yards of foliage in a spectrum of greens enhanced the old world beauty of Abby + Bart’s Cincinnati Art Museum wedding. Abby's wedding gown is like a waterfall in the evening; layers and layers of water, thick and ethereal. She carried a bouquet of papery pink peonies tied with a wide cream vintage lace fabric which was simple and timeless.   

The ceremony took place in the museum's outdoor courtyard which is hemmed in by cool stone walls. Being wrapped in the belly of the historic building creates a dreamy, otherworldly ambiance which was perfectly, stunningly captured by Nicole Leone Miller Photography. Miller's photographs of Abby + Bart's wedding capture the essence of the mystery and wonder one experiences looking back into time by way of a brushstroke, a still life with tulips, silver cutlery, apples painted 400 years ago.

Sculptures, smooth stairways, a pergola, and carefully tended garden beds full of blooming white hostas created a beautiful, tranquil atmosphere in the courtyard. Guests sat in rows of white wooden folding chairs set on the broad stone walkway which was soon peppered in deep red rose petals. Abby + Bart were married at the foot of a carved stone stairway landing dressed in a floral swag of astilbe, dahlias, rich red roses, and greenery. A subtle dusting of peony departed from the usual pale and its thick layers of cockle pink petals captured lines of shadow on the fall day.

Geodes, sea glass blue watercolor dinner menus, and musky gold rock crystals captured the warm glow of the strung cafe lights in the main hall where the reception was held. We created a sweetheart table with velvety red roses, dahlias, garden roses, and lots of greenery. Guests sat at large circular tables covered in beautiful vintage inspired floral duck cloth. The floral large pattern was subtle against the pale green beige background. 

Guests danced and dined under warm honey colored lights which hung like stars on a perfect, clear Queen City night. 

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Cincinnati Art Museum wedding with florals by Yellow Canary Floral & Event Design. Yellow Canary is located in historic Covington, KY. Photo: Nicole Leone Photography
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Cincinnati Art Museum wedding with florals by Yellow Canary Floral & Event Design. Yellow Canary is located in historic Covington, KY. Photo: Nicole Leone Photography
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Cincinnati Art Museum wedding with florals by Yellow Canary Floral & Event Design. Yellow Canary is located in historic Covington, KY. Photo: Nicole Leone Photography
Cincinnati Art Museum wedding with florals by Yellow Canary Floral & Event Design. Yellow Canary is located in historic Covington, KY. Available for destination weddings. Photo: Nicole Leone Photography
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Cincinnati Art Museum wedding with florals by Yellow Canary Floral & Event Design. Yellow Canary is located in historic Covington, KY. Photo: Nicole Leone Photography

Venue: Cincinnati Art Museum | Florals: Yellow Canary Floral & Event Design | Photography: Nicole Leone Miller Photography

Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park

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Caroline, the bride said it all when she said "If you dream it, it can be done!".

Florals and miles of greenery took center stage at this bright, summer garden wedding on the Ohio River at Smale Riverfront Park. From macaroon sized succulents tucked into tiny glass cases to verdant runners cascading over the ends of long dining tables covered in sparkly fabric - every detail lent itself to creating a lush, alfresco garden atmosphere.

Caroline and Shane exchanged vows under a romantic floral ceremony arch with the iconic Roebling Bridge in the background. We wanted the ceremony's floral elements to balance the strong geometry of Smale Park's landscape. The asymmetrical ceremony arch was created using blush and white roses, peonies and a variety of greenery including the broad leaves of the hydrangea.    

Floral wedding ceremony arch by Yellow Canary floral and event design.
Pink and white bridesmaids bouquet for outdoor summer wedding at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati

At the tented reception in the park's Anderson Pavilion we constructed hanging gardens thick with the same floral combinations we used in the floral arch.  Pale lime and white hydrangea orbs hung from satin ribbons, suspended in midair like perfect spherical blooms. 

Caroline envisioned flowers everywhere so in addition to tablescapes robust with garden beauty, we created an abstract floral wall of flowers that hung on the wall behind the wine bar. Dense clusters of silver dollar eucalyptus, almond blossoms, layers of roses in blush, white and cherry pushed against peony and hydrangea to create a truly memorable work of art.

Hanging florals for Anderson Pavilion wedding in Cincinnati. Florals by Yellow Canary.
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park. Florals by Yellow Canary.