At the end of December Apryl and I did the wedding flowers for my friend Gretchen.  It was a fun wedding to do, Gretchen and her wife Lilly really gave us carte blanche to pick flowers that would work best to evoke a Spanish feeling. We had a great time picking out beautiful magenta-red orchids, blush white tuberose and fiddleheads!

Gardenia Posie Bouquet. Photo by Matt Hakola.

Gardenia Posie Bouquet. Photo by Matt Hakola.

Gretchen loves gardenias but wanted something small and petite for her bouquet.
We incorporated three gardenias, a few tufts of tuberose, and a few fiddleheads for the romantic and petite bouquet seen above.

Bride and Bride at the Hotel Marlowe Lounge. Photo by Matt Hakola.

Bride and Bride at the Hotel Marlowe Lounge. Photo by Matt Hakola.

Here are the bride and bride at the very cool lounge of the Hotel Marlowe. For Lilly, we did a red pin-on corsage as she didn’t want to hold a traditional bouquet or worry about something hanging off of her wrist.

Sweet Little Homer. Photo by Matt Hauker.

Sweet Little Homer. Photo by Matt Hakola.

Gretchen and Lilly have the sweetest dog, Homer. They rescued him from the streets in Austin, Texas. He’s half pug/half beagle. He loved posing for the camera, ah, the center of attention!

Pretty Lace-Patterned Placecards.

Pretty Lace-Patterned Placecards.

Gretchen did a great job incorporating little luxurious touches into the wedding. These place cards by Martha Stewart subtlety matched the lace of Gretchen’s dress and evoked an elegant feel.

And now, onto the flowers:

Table Flowers. Photo by Matt Hakola.

Table Flowers. Photo by Matt Hakola.

Detail of Table Flowers. Photo by Matt Hakola.

Detail of Table Flowers. Photo by Matt Hakola.

Apryl and I were really happy with how the flowers for the dinner tables turned out. Exotic and fun! We also wrapped some interesting vine material around each vase for additional texture; I think that added a really unique touch.

Gretchen and Lilly really went all out with their Spanish theme by getting a flamenco dancer and guitarist:

Flamenco Dancer. Photo by Matt Hakola.

Flamenco Dancer. Photo by Matt Hakola.

All and all it was a fabulous wedding and a fabulous soiree!

Photo by Matt Hakola
Venue and Catering: Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, MA

Floral Designs by Petalena

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