…”and I want a chicken topiary.” This was the statement that made me instantly want to work with Lauren!! She had a clear vision for her wedding floral designs – organic, natural, and garden-inspired. Her fiance, Brian, had a love for chickens – so naturally, Lauren wanted to incorporate chicken details as a special surprise for him. After my first design meeting with Lauren and her Mom, I knew that we were going to have a blast with her floral designs!
The ceremony and reception took place at the gorgeous Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas. This venue is very unique in that it has multiple locations for use – the mansion, the garden, the farmstead, and the ballroom – just to name a few. The weather that day was overcast, and we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to have the ceremony outside or not. Luckily, the clouds rolled back, the sun came out, and we moved forward with a gorgeous outdoor ceremony in the garden!
These antique milk jugs belonged to the Groom’s grandparents – straight from the family farm!
We lined the front of the altar with our custom antiqued terra cotta pots, filled with a variety of plants, to add more character!
After the ceremony, guests were guided to the cocktail hour area, grabbing their escort card along the way. We absolutely loved creating this unique escort card display with our iron rings!
The chicken topiary also made his debut during cocktail hour! 🙂 Brian was completely shocked, and you can see the pure joy on his face from when he saw this!!
After cocktail hour, guests were escorted to their seats in the Farmstead for dinner. We installed a plethora of floral design elements to really bring the space to life!! There were three different styles of centerpieces. The first style included a concrete compote container, potted herbs, freshly sliced oranges, and candles. The second style included a copper lantern, freshly sliced oranges, and candles. The third style included a lush garland of greens, pops of succulents, and candles. This combination of styles was spot on!!
We used an array of blooms and greens to create Lauren’s designs – ranunculus, plumosa fern, roses, eucalyptus, kale, dahlias, lavender, thistle, and anemones and more! In addition to the centerpieces in the Farmstead, we also had lots of fun with greenery. 🙂 We strung it from the lights suspended above the room, and created a focal point on the brick wall. We used our 8′ iron hoop as a base to hold greens, and then framed it in with even more greenery! It was gorgeous!
Once the guests were finished with dinner, they headed to the Ballroom for drinks and dancing! We really wanted to create something that would make the guests stop and say, “WOW!!!”. So, we suspended a two-tiered 8′ iron hoop right above the dance floor. We covered in an assortment of greens, with pops of kale, and strung glass orbs with flickering candles from the bottom. Our bride actually cried tears of joy when she saw it for the first time!!
We created bouquets and boutonnieres that would tie in well with Lauren’s wedding vision – simple, greenery based, and unique!
Lauren and Brian’s wedding was one for the books!! We really enjoyed how much they wanted to make the floral designs authentic to them – to showcase their personal interests. If you have an off-the-wall request, don’t be afraid to ask us – we can make it happen! 🙂 Thank you for asking us to be such a big part of your wedding day, Lauren and Brian!! If you’d like to read Lauren and her Mom’s testimonials, please click here and here.
Planning and Coordination: 36th Street Events
Photographer: Asia Croson Photography
Venue: Barr Mansion
Lighting: Ilios Lighting
Rentals: Monarch Event Rentals
Hair and Makeup: Gertie Glam
Reception Band: Royal Dukes Band
Transportation: Road Runner Charters
Wedding Date: 4.1.17