Most Anchorage residents would tell you that autumn is here. It arrived last Tuesday, to be precise. There was a nip in the air this morning as I made my way up the windy dirt road to Arctic Valley for my last gig of the wedding season.
Cara and Tyler chose a rustic theme for their wedding, which was fitting against the wilderness surrounding the Arctic Valley chalet. Burlap table runners dressed with vintage lace and slabs of raw birch logs surrounded by moss were just the right touch.
Cara chose pink, blush, white and sage green for the floral arrangements. The shabby-chic color palette complimented the rest of the decor perfectly.
I had the pleasure of working with feather-light garden roses, the color of rosy cheeks on a crisp autumn day.
The mother of the bride requested a garland over the birch tree wedding arch, which I was looking forward to creating. It was my first try at a garland and I constructed it sort of like a giant flower crown. I put the garden roses in water tubes and wired them in just before hanging to ensure the blooms lasted as long as possible.
What a truly wonderful close to my wedding season. This was a challenging, fun summer. I learned a lot through my experience of being a new florist on my own and I’m grateful to the brides who put their trust in me. I can’t wait for next summer!
9 thoughts on “Alaska Weddings: Cara + Tyler’s Mountaintop Romance”
Rally lovely and so creative…love the moss and birch slabs with the wedding flowers. You are really good!
What a fantastic talent. All your wedding creations this summer have been outstanding. Of course I do love your zigzag hat pattern …I have made several. Thanks again.
Thanks, Audrey! You are so kind. And I’m happy that you find the zig zag hat useful.
Absolutely lovely arrangements for a special wedding. You make all of the weddings so very special. I imagine that the lucky couples and their families are thrilled. You are very creative. I enjoy your posts and comments very much very much.
Thank you Susan! I appreciate your kind words.
ROSES ARE MAGNIFICENT!! YOU DID A MAGNIFICENT JOB….
Thank you, Nancy. I wish I could work with garden roses every day!