I don’t have the opportunity to do winter wedding flowers too often. Alaskans make the most of their summer and usually get married from June-August. When bride Caitlin hired me for her January wedding I was thrilled. She wanted all white and greenery.
Caitlin and Jason lucked out – the morning of their wedding it was like a magical snowy fairy land. Anchorage has been severely lacking in snow for the past four winters and this year hasn’t disappointed. We got about 18 inches on their wedding day.
Thanks to Erica Rose Photography for capturing my florals so perfectly!
Caitlin wanted simplicity so I went with white stock, roses, carnations and waxflower mixed with eucalyptus.
Caitlin had me wrap her bouquet in blush silk ribbon. I was overjoyed to finally have the opportunity to use this. It was a dream to wrap and tie! She had me add a little “something blue” at the last minute.
It was the perfect combination when it came to outside shots. Look at that snow globe of a world Caitlin got!
The bridesmaids’ dresses made a lovely contrast to the white all around.
Caitlin was a resourceful bride. She was on somewhat of a budget and since their ceremony was in the same location as the reception she wanted to be able to reuse the aisle arrangements as centerpieces. This is where I got to be creative. I made little wreaths to go around lanterns, which were placed in the aisles. Then they were moved to the tables after the ceremony.
The bride and groom were married in front of a large fireplace, which I adorned with a 10-foot garland of willow eucalyptus, spray rose and waxflower.
And finally, I made the loveliest little boutonniere, but since Jason was being married in military uniform he was unable to wear it.
Congratulations to the happy couple. They couldn’t have gotten a more picturesque winter wedding!
See more photos by Erica Rose Photography here.