Damien & Lauren
Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
Crested Butte, Colorado is a very special place indeed. Damien and Lauren were married at what felt like the top of the world having relocated here in 2017. Damien is Australian and Lauren, American and they were keen to reflect their provenance throughout the decor.
The mix of various kinds of Eucalyptus with kangaroo paw, garden roses, foxgloves, chamomile, waxflower and scabiosa and many other blooms decorated the arch and were used throughout the bridal flowers and personals. These echoed the mountain meadow behind the incredible ceremony location, wildflowers covering every hillside and mountain through the late spring and summer months.
The ceiling at Ten Peaks marquee is high and Lauren and Damien wanted to create an intimate atmosphere whilst their guests were dining. With this in mind, I wanted to recreate the mountain meadow overhead and along the feasting tables to help the guests feel they were surrounded by an interior landscape. Eucalyptus, wild smilax vine, banksia pods combined with dried grasses and alliums combined to create a sculptural, verdant suspension and added drama and a focal point to the interior. Raw silk ribbons hung down to add movement and another sculptural shape. Aspen trees that a kind gardener willingly gifted on the mountain road up to the venue were the perfect addition to the suspension and a wonderful link to the unique Colorado landscape.
On the tables tall grasses, wild flowers, poppy pods, fox gloves, kangaroo paw, ferns and roses, even dandelions heads in seed stretched out from green garlands of lemon leaf and eucalyptus to add visual drama and entice the guest to look in and investigate. The bridal table also had mini orchid specimens, roses and additional blooms to create an overflowing botanical feast for the bride and groom.
It was such an honor and a pleasure to be able to work with Lauren and Damien in the run up to the wedding and watch their special day magically unfold. Love and Light to you.