West Michigan has some of the most beautiful venues but I must admit, having gown up on a farm, a barn wedding holds a special place for me. Kimmi and Andrew chose one of my favorite barn venues – Briar Barns. When she sent me a picture of her dress, I knew this was going to be a very fun and unique wedding to design for. I think it’s important for the bride’s personality to come out and be shown on her wedding day.
Feverfew, baby’s breath and lavender, with it’s calming fragrance, combined to make her bouquet perfect for her dress and the outdoor, wooded ceremony. Her attendants carried a similar bouquet and baby’s breath wreaths with touches of feverfew were created and worn by the cutest flower girl and jr. bridesmaid. We attached a few roses to the birch flower girl pail we decorated with pink roses held the petals that were tossed down the aisle. The men wore boutonnieres comprised of feverfew and lavender which looked amazing on their suspenders.
For the ceremony site, we constructed a simple birch arbor that had a top lateral branch that held thin garlands of cuscus. They were able to take the lateral branch down and hang it behind their head table for a whimsical backdrop for the couple.
Kimmi’s geometric shaped flower vases held single stems of dusty miller with an addition of roses and my home grown peonies.