We just received photos from one of our lovely fall brides who worked with one of our favorite photographers, Channing Johnson for an elegant evening wedding at the Algonquin Club in Back Bay.

About the color palette:
Gorgeous bright autumnal orange, warm ivories, deep chocolate browns, and burgundies all to evoke a feel of autumnal elegance for evening wedding in the city.

Bouquets en masse at the Lenox Hotel

Bouquets en masse at the Lenox Hotel - Photo by Channing Johnson

Flowers and Materials:
With the dahlia season struggling to hang on (October had a few shockingly cold nights), we were lucky to get the last of the local orange and burgundy dahlias plus chocolate cosmos, snowberry, and ilex berries to add a twiggy, slightly wild look to the bouquets. To add more lushness to the bride’s and Maid of Honor’s bouquet we added ivory amaryllis, a late fall/winter fave of ours.

Bouquets in hand, ready to go

Bouquets in hand, ready to go - Photo by Channing Johnson

Maid of Honor walking down the aisle

Maid of Honor walking down the aisle - Photo by Channing Johnson

Orange Dahlia and Ilex Pew End

Orange Dahlia and Ilex Pew End - Photo by Channing Johnson

They did it! High five!

They did it! High five! - Photo by Channing Johnson

At the Algonquin Club:
The designs at the Algonquin carried out the same color palette and materials as seen in the bridal party’s bouquets.  The overall mood of the Algonquin is rather dramatic and dark so a fall color palette worked beautifully in the space.

For the cocktail hour, we splayed out long branches of crabapple and ilex along long beautiful walnut tables in the library with small antique bud vases filled with cranberries and orange ‘Mokara’ orchids:

Bud vase of orange 'Mokara' orchids

Bud vase of orange 'Mokara' orchids with branches of crabapple - Photo by Channing Johnson

Outside the library, the bridal bouquets were used to dress up the guest book table – a fun way to re-purpose bouquets after the ceremony when BMs and MOHs are tired of holding them!:

Vingnette with bouquets and guest book

Vignette with bouquets and guest book - Photo by Channing Johnson

Table arrangements in the dinning room carried two themes: low bronze pedestal vases held cut flowers of orange ‘Mokara’ orchids, dahlias, smokebush, and ilex brances while other tables had carved pumpkins lit from inside.

Elegant and Autumnal Table Arrangement

Elegant and Autumnal Table Arrangement - Photo by Channing Johnson

Table design with carved pumpkin and bud vases - Photo by Petalena

Table design with carved pumpkin and bud vases - Photo by Petalena

Detail of floral table arrangements

Detail of floral table arrangements - Photo by Channing Johnson

Thank you again to Channing Johnson for sharing his wonderful work with us!

All floral design by Petalena.

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