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/
Meaning of Tulip: Originally from Persia and Turkey, tulips were brought to Europe in the 16th century, where they got their common name from the Turkish word for gauze (with which turbans were wrapped) – reflecting the turban-like appearance of a tulip in full bloom. By the 17th century, the popularity of tulips, particularly in the Netherlands, became so great that the price of a single bulb soared to new heights, causing markets to crash and putting into motion “tulip mania.”
Although different tulip colors carry distinct meanings – yellow tulips symbolizing cheerful thoughts, white conveying forgiveness and purple representing royalty – a Turkish legend may be responsible for the red tulip’s symbolism. The story goes that a prince named Farhad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When Farhad learned that Shirin had been killed, he was so overcome with grief that he killed himself – riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It’s said that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning “perfect love.”
The 11th wedding anniversary flower, it’s said that the tulip’s velvety black center represents a lover’s heart, darkened by the heat of passion. With the power to rival roses in their red variety and the sweet charm to express simple joy when yellow, it’s no wonder that in addition to all its other symbolism, in the language of flowers, a tulip bouquet represents elegance and grace. – Teleflora
Nearing the of the end of tulip season, Le Bonne Fleur dedicates this week’s Fleurty Fridays to the Tulip. Le Bonne Fleur loves working with tulips, especially the parrot variety. Parrot tulips are know for their feathery texture on the edges of their petals. These beautiful blooms make for the perfect addition to mixed arrangement or a stunning all tulip wedding bouquet. With so many colors, your options are endless and can be perfectly incorporated into nearly any decor.
Designers Note: Tulips are one of the few flowers that actually grow after they are cut. This means, you will need to re-cut and rearrange a piece if you have it for more than a day or two.
Perfect, simple, elegant tulip bridemaid’s bouquet.
Contact Le Bonne Fleur on how to perfectly incorporate tulips into your next Atlanta event… or just to say hello.