Yvonne & Shamaine are the most fun couple I’ve ever worked with! EVERY meeting I was laughing until my cheeks hurt. And that’s no exaggeration! They love life and each other, which made my job so stinkin’ easy. My job? Coordination and floral design. And I was SO honored to do it!
Yvonne is insanely organized – a designer’s dream client! haha When reviewing her plan, I was blown away by how thorough she was! Hey, Yvonne, you’ve got a job here should you ever decide to switch careers. 😉 She’d planned so many moving parts, beautiful aspects, for the ceremony and reception.
The ceremony was held at her childhood church in Roxboro. Very touching! There was even a pew dedicated to her grandmother. How awesome to get married in such a special place in the history of her family!
Her color palette was wisteria and silver. And she LOVES wildflowers. During our design consult her eyes LIT UP when I showed her a bouquet with a single peony front and center surrounded by smaller, wilder blooms. So guess what I had to do? Get her a peony! I loved the look on her face when she saw her bouquet; I like to spoil my brides. 🙂
Yvonne and Shamaine included all of their children in the ceremony in various ways. Some were ushers, some bridesmaids, some junior bridesmaids, and some flower girls. The wedding party was a total of 19 people – one of the largest I’ve ever seen! But all of them did such a great job at rehearsal and did absolutely perfect at the wedding! They also did a sand ceremony that included all the children – there were 4 different colors of sand that mixed together beautifully in a gorgeous vase. Yvonne & Shamaine must’ve been sooo proud! The cherry on top was the lovely playing and singing of harpist Julie Money. It was all enough to make me teary-eyed!
If you’re a regular follower, you know that I posted something recently about 2015 flower trends. Included in that list was having bridesmaids wear corsages instead of carry bouquets. Months ago, I suggested it to Yvonne and she was all for it! I love when my brides think outside the box! And what trendsetters we are here at PBD. 😉
The reception was equally as magical and FUN. I had fun just watching! But, as usual, I’m rambling, so I’m gonna be quiet and let the pictures do the talking. View the full gallery here.
Many thanks to all the wonderful vendors!
Floral design: Poppy Belle Design
Venue: Durham Convention Center
Pre-wedding Photographer: Danell Beede Photography
Photographer: Howard Gaither Photography
Harpist/Vocalist: Me & My Harp – Julie Miller Money
DJ: Michael Bond
Videography: Bay Leaf Productions
Cake: Details Cake Designs