Leigh Ann & Miles enjoyed the most gorgeous Atlanta wedding on the most perfect spring day on April 2, 2011 at The Trolley Barn in Inman Park. Jason Travis Photography shot the day to perfection, capturing the designs of Atlanta Floral Designer Le Bonne Fleur ,some great quiet moments and all those little details.
The couple envisioned a vintage wedding, highlighting the handmade crafts the Bride and recruited friends made for the event. Colorful paper pinwheels were incorporated throughout and were such lovely, whimsical touches. Honey pots favors were also left on each table for the guests to take with them.
Le Bonne Fleur used the vintage inspired florals and created colorful, vintage bridal bouquet, boutonnières and centerpieces using a variety of texture, shapes, and color flowers to capture the look and feel.
The mixed peony bouquets also included lilac, dusty miller , ranunculus, hellebores, parrot tulips and many other florals.
The Bride collected blue mason jars and milk glass from friends and antique shops around the city to use for the mixed floral centerpieces.
Special details such as the Bride’s custom broach made this unique event.
And last but not least, don’t forget about the handsome groom and groomsmen in their garden rose boutonnières by Le Bonne Fleur.
Floral Designer: Le Bonne Fleur http://www.lebonnefleur.com 404.242.7782
Photographer: Jason Travis Photo http://www.jasontravisphoto.com/
Catering: Avalon Catering http://www.avaloncatering.com/
Venue: The Trolley Barn http://www.thetrolleybarn.com/
The Meaning of Hydrangea:
In general, the hydrangea stands for friendship, devotion, and understanding.
The name “hydrangea” comes from the Greek word-meaning vessel. The Hydrangea native is to North America, although these blooms can be found in the far east. Hydrangeas were brought to England in the 18th century, and in no time at all, their popularity spread like wildfire throughout Europe. Many of today’s popular hybrids were developed originally in France.
The hydrangea has medicinal purposes; Native Americans used the root as a diuretic and detoxifier. The bark of the hydrangea was used to ease muscle sprains and burns. It is still used today in alternative medicine as a tonic herb.
The hydrangea has magical properties as well. According to folklore, if a witch put a curse on an unlucky man or woman the hydrangea could be used to break the curse.
There remains some debate over the hydrangea’s symbolism – with some connecting it to vanity and boastfulness (perhaps reflecting its abundance of petals and lavish, rounded shape) and others suggesting that a bouquet of hydrangea expresses the giver’s gratefulness for the recipient’s understanding. Still others suggest it represents anything that’s sincerely heartfelt. Despite this variation in flower meaning, there appears to be an overwhelming consensus that this 4th wedding anniversary flower possesses enduring grace and beauty. – Teleflora
Designer’s Notes: At Le Bonne Fleur, we love to incorporate gorgeous hydrangea into arrangements. Their volume packs a floral punch and helps to stretch an arrangement. Using only hydrangea or mixing hydrangea and roses into a bouquet adds drama and fullness. The massive blooms are made up of hundreds of tiny smaller flowers also making a beautiful wedding bouquet.
Please contact Atlanta Floral Designer Le Bonne Fleur to learn how to incorporate hydrangeas into your bridal bouquet or wedding arrangements.
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