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/
Who said you can’t have fun on your wedding day? Nothing better than accomplishing this with bright and fresh floral bouquet filled with peonies, garden roses and other fragrant blooms. One of Le Bonne Fleur’s August brides chose a fun, flirty and striking bouquet which complimented her glow on her wedding day.
A beautiful ceremony at Peachtree United Methodist in Buckhead followed by an intimate and lively reception at The Cherokee Club, this Bride’s peach and coral florals added to the overall mood for this Love-filled day.
Floral Design: Le Bonne Fleur
Photography: Holly Jones Photography
Ceremony: Peachtree United Methodist
Reception: Cherokee Club, Atlanta, GA
If you are interested in setting up a consultation to plan your wedding day flowers. Please contact Melanie@LeBonneFleur.com, 404.242.7782.
GET MARRIED REAL v SILK – Get Married TV Real v Silk Episode Aired… and we WON!
In honor of Alexcia & Johnny getting married next weekend. I am dedicating today’s Fleurty Fridays to them. I am excited to say, Le Bonne Fleur floral bouquets and boutonnieres will be in the house for their wedding. Inspired from the modern and sassy shoot with Get Married TV, we are using loads of vibrant, rich purples and orange in the bouquets. A mix of roses, calla, hydrangea ranunculus and pin cushion flowers will be included throughout the floral arrangements. Take a look below at the show!
JULY 4 – Get Married TV Real v Silk Episode Aired… and we WON!
If you would like to contact Le Bonne Fleur to design your next event, please contact:
Melanie Pink, 404.242.7782, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike and I were married just a couple weeks ago in Jamaica at Rockhouse Hotel. It was amazing and everything we hoped it to be. Surrounded by our amazing friends and family, we had a party we will always remember and cherish.
Using some of Atlanta’s most talented vendors like David Murray Wedding, Paper Daisies, Dolma Pearl, Priscilla of Boston and many more, we couldn’t have been more pleased. Thank you to All!!
One question I received countless times while we were planning the wedding: “Who is going to design your flowers?!?” Well, my first response would always be, “Definitely not me!” I know how much work flowers can be and also how important they can be. I also know from working with clients how stressful the wedding day is. That is why I did not even consider designing my own flowers for my wedding day.
If you find a floral designer you trust and connect with, the wedding flowers can be the least of your worries on your big day.
Since I work with flowers everyday, they mean a lot to me. I appreciate so many flowers for different things and that is why it was difficult for me to narrow down which to use. I had to choose which flower evoked the right style and feeling for the event and which I felt best represented my personality. A peony and phalaenopsis orchid bouquet were my final choice. For me, this was perfect and I know I will look back on my wedding photos and be confident in my decision.
If you would like to discuss more how to tailor your wedding flowers to your personality and event, contact Le Bonne Fleur for a private consultation.
The Meaning of Lavender: Devotion
Now on our honeymoon, traveling through France, as this Fleurty Fridays feature posts, I should be somewhere in the hills of Provence. The French are known for growing acres and acres of amazing lavender and I love it! I adore using fresh and dried herbs in floral arrangements and lavender is one of my favs.The scent is perfect, especially for a stressful wedding day morning, and the adorable little purple buds make a great touch of purple in an all white bridal bouquet or add a lovely organic, fresh picked feel to a rustic bridal bouquet.
Plus… lavender means devotion. Could there be a more perfect symbolic flower for a wedding day?
To contact Le Bonne Fleur to speak more to incorporating lavender or other fresh herbs in your floral arrangements, please see contact info below:
Flower-Gathering by Robert Frost
I LEFT you in the morning,
And in the morning glow,
You walked a way beside me
To make me sad to go.
Do you know me in the gloaming,
Gaunt and dusty gray with roaming?
Are you dumb because you know me not,
Or dumb because you know?
All for me And not a question
For the faded flowers gay
That could take me from beside you
For the ages of a day?
They are yours, and be the measure
Of their worth for you to treasure,
The measure of the little while
That I’ve been long away.
The Meaning of Allium: Symbolize good fortune and prosperity. Like onions and garlic, allium was thought to ward off the evil eyes or spirits. In the story of “The Odyssey”, the spell of turning Ulysses into a pig is warded off by an allium.
Allium is the Latin name for garlic or onion, including their ornamental varieties. As a cut flower it has tight or loose round clusters of small, star-shaped flowers on long leafless stems. The length of the flower head and stem varies according to the variety, but the common variety sold by florists is usually a foot in height. All alliums have a slight onion smell, and some if left in water, really can pong!
They are from Central Asia and are grown in a number of colours such as purple, pink, green and white. They are a summer and autumn flower from the Liliaceae family.
Allium giganteum ‘Purple Sensation’ is the most popular flower variety with a big flower head of tiny star-shaped flowers. Other varieties are Allium sphaerocephalon which has a smaller egg-shaped head. Allium aflatunense and Allium neopolitanum (white flowers) have a much looser cluster of flowers. An unusual and relatively new variety Allium ‘Hair’ has loose green hair (or stems) which can grow to 14cm, from its tiny purple/red sphere in the centre. Stunning varieties are Allium schubertii and A. christophii The latter looks like a firework, with long stalks bearing delicate star shaped pink flowers. Care Tips: A long cut life of 12-20 days. Alliums are suitable for drying. – http://www.arenaflower.com
Who knew an onion could be so pretty?! Allium are a stunning late spring, early summer flower. Their unique shape makes for the perfect addition to a purple bridal bouquet or a mixed arrangement. The allium’s unique shape adds texture to any wedding arrangement. These little lovelies are also used to in gardens to help keep some pesty insects from munching other more vulnerable plants.
Contact Le Bonne Fleur for more information on how to incorporate allium into your wedding bouquet or decor.
Photographer: Gulnara Studio
Floral Designer: Le Bonne Fleur
Lily of the Valley – “The Flower of May”
Meaning of Lily of the Valley: Return of happiness, purity of heart, sweetness, tears of the Virgin Mary, you’ve made my life complete, humility, happiness, love’s good fortune. The legend of the Lily of the Valley is that it sprang from Eve’s tears when she was kicked out of the Garden of Eden. It is also believed that this flower protects gardens from evil spirits. Also known as “The Flower of May.”
The sweet, precious clusters of bell-like flowers which defines the Lily of the Valley flower is so lovely. The sweetly scented blooms make it so unique and a perfect spring flower. This flower is often referred to as “The Flower of May” as it symbolizes the change in season from the cooler spring to the warm months of summer. Most commonly found variety is featured in white, but you may be fortunate enough to find the variety which comes in an adorable, pale pink flower.
The season of the Lily of the Valley is limited, but if you are lucky enough to enjoy these blooms for your wedding bouquet or wedding arrangement, you will fall in love. When you incorporate bridal bouquets with Lily of the Valley, its delicate, lively, little bells prance with every bit of movement. The flower compliments a delicate, lace dress or a bride looking for an elegant and classic bouquet. Best when used in hand-held bouquets or small arrangements, Lily of the Valley shines.
Contact Atlanta floral designer, Le Bonne Fleur, for questions or more inspiration for your next elegant wedding bouquet.