At Afloral.com, we’re always looking for great new designers to help inspire and teach our customers how they can design and DIY their own wedding. They do a great job of showing how easy it can be to work with silk flowers, and how beautiful they are. These are not your grandma’s silk flowers!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Audrey Chaney and Botanica Lifestyle + Design. She pulled together 4 different looks for us recently that we just fell in love with and we know you will too. Here they are!
Inspired by romance, and a feminine color palette of pink paired with a modern look, I chose to combine silver mercury glass, lush florals and a modern setting to make this look a bit refreshed. The main floral centerpiece consists of white hydrangea, white phalaenopsis orchids, beautiful garden roses and preserved real roses. The container for the main centerpiece, a footed compote, works nicely to add some height to the main floral arrangement and give some height variation to the main table. The blush and white tones are so popular in wedding design these days – this look has become so classic. We’ve paired this all with silver accents, from the rectangular Venetian tray-inspired chargers to pink and frosted mercury glass votives that tie everything together.
We love this look of a natural, bohemian-inspired tablescape. One of my favorite elements of this design is the accents of faux airplants on the peacock chairs. These large statement pieces add that extra “wow!” The centerpiece design is created with cream ceramic pots, some of which we’ve inverted and glued together to get more height. Faux succulents + moss lend well with this look, and create a monochromatic design. Place settings are enhanced with customized chalkboard placecards and a wood cut feather. This table embraces a natural, garden feel with the natural wood, ceramic containers and plant material.
I am so drawn to bright colors! And, right now, I am equally as drawn to suspended floral arrangements. What we’ve done here is taken three wreaths and suspended them over this main table. I hot-glued in florals to bring more color from the table design into the arrangements above where the guests would dine. For the table centerpiece, we’ve created a “composition” of various shapes and sizes of gold mercury glass. I love mercury glass because it reflect light so beautifully. Florals used include: garden roses, peonies, spray roses, + magenta bougainvillea. We’ve also finished off the look with gold mercury glass votives and colored glass votives with gold detailing…which are so stunning!
Navy + Magenta:
Again, inspired by floral + art installations, I chose to create a backdrop piece that would display flat boxwood garland and create an extension of the table design to an unexpected place… the wall! With a color palette of navy blue and magenta, this modern look was perfect! We’ve used white, modern containers with multiple vessels to run down the center of the table. We’ve also taken the boxwood garland look you see on the wall, and have done this on the tabletop as well. Bright pops of magenta peonies, azaleas and phalaenopsis orchids give just the right contrast.
To find out more about Audrey and Botanica Lifestyle + Design check out her blog and follow her on Instagram. For more wedding inspiration and to learn about our Afloral.com Featured Designers visit our #AfloralDesigner page.