I met Sarah and Justin for coffee almost this time last year. She and my daughter in love, Lauren, worked with special needs children together in an amazing place filled with the most loving people -- she was no exception. She was simply full of excitement about her engagement to Justin. Sarah knew exactly what she wanted her day to look like when she looked into Justin's eyes and repeated "I do." It was with eager excitement that she began to paint the tapestry of her beautiful day even from our first conversations, but in the end Sarah was more beautiful than any detail she chose to accompany her.

The day could not have been more gorgeous. It was crisp -- the way that makes you feel alive. The skies were radiantly displaying a true blue with the only gray around found on the stunning bridesmaids' gowns - a deep steel.

Sarah selected white and green hydrangeas with cream lisianthus and silver brunia. Sarah’s blooms were fragrant Turtle and Crème de la Crème, hanging amaranthus, and dendrobium orchids.

The arrangements were perfected with Sarah's signature as they were detailed by a heirloom pendant that had been worn by generations of brides in the family since before 1920. Each previous bride wrote a handwritten note and carefully placed the folded memory inside a jewelry box.

Now to Sarah…Wow. She looked like royalty in her dress. The illusion, the femininity, the details down to her jeweled headpiece were breathtaking. When she arrived, we had just put the finishing touches on her suspended installation. The gate was covered with white and green hydrangeas, Turtle and Crème’ de la Crème garden roses, cream and white stock and dripping with green amaranthus. Glass encased votives danced asymmetrically across to frame the couple as they exchanged vows. Sarah peeked in and literally cried with me with excitement. It had all come together just as she dreamed.

I am usually anxious over the “performance” of a ring bearer and flower girl, but these two raised the bar! Prepare yourself for a photo of immeasurable cuteness... in




The Foundry at Puritan Mill was the perfect venue for this couple (they knew how to rock the dance floor). Happy ever after, thanks for including our blooms.



The Foundry at Puritan Mill - Callie Beale Photography Stella Harper Events

Cake: The Cake Hag, Videography: Nick Rhodes with Coalesce Films, Hair: Melanie Sorrow, Make up: Becca Whittinghill make up artistry, DJ/lighting: Harrison Tyler with Deep South Events