Princeton Wedding Florist: Rachel and Robert at their Family Home

This past summer A Garden Party was blessed enough to book the most memorable event in our wedding history.  Rachel and Robert's wedding at Rachel's family home was a true Garden Party - there was no detail forgotten, no corner left untouched.  It took us two vehicles and a trailer to load up our arrangements and rentals and nine hours with six employees to unload floral magic to create this beautiful, fairy tale of a wedding.

It was a very happy day when we received that e-mail from Marie Labbancz Photography letting us know the pictures were ready - it is so rewarding when a talented photographer with an eye for detail can really capture the story in our flowers.   To be able to inspire future clients with our past work is how we're able to continue to grow as a business and it wouldn't be possible without someone who can document it and give us credibility!  Thank you, Marie!!  Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flowers

Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

Rachel was an absolutely stunning bride.  We couldn't have picked a model who would have look better with this gorgeous bouquet of peonies, white vitality garden roses, dusty miller, lisianthus, lady's mantle, and gardenia.  The wildness of the bouquet is complemented perfectly with the clean straight lines of Rachel's dress.

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Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

Rachel's bridesmaids held bouquets of white peonies, yellow garden roses, yellow lisianthus, dusty miller, lady's mantle, and yellow stock.

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Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

Rachel's beyond adorable flower girl wore a tiara of cream and yellow spray roses, and dusty purple hydrangea.

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Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

What a welcome!  For the entry gate, we draped this gorgeous garland of silver dollar eucalyptus, hydrangea, and roses.  We used lanterns with citronella pillar candles to complete the look.

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This incredible seating chart and menu was designed by Abbey Malcom Press.  How convenient that the Synderman's had gorgeous french doors to display it on and a duplicate of the garland from the entry gate to really spruce it up! We love all of Abbey's work and display it proudly on the doors of our own shop - she brings such sophistication with her script and we're always excited to see what she comes up with.

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For the card table, we used our vintage apothecary jars filled with simple blooms of purple clematis.

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Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

This scene still leaves us breathless.  Can you believe that this is someone's backyard?  Mary's husband John of Coombs' Sod Farms actually came earlier that week for a sod installation to make sure that the ceremony space would be in perfect condition for guests.

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Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

We used clusters of different flowers for the aisle decor.  Here we have galvanized buckets of yellow garden roses, purple stock and white hydrangea.

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Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

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When talks of this project started, there was no way we could predict just how much of a statement piece it would be.  This ombre cascade of florals is like something out of a dream!  White hydrangeas and white peonies flow into the mix of yellow garden roses and yellow stock, and then onto lavender roses and spray roses.  Tree ivy and moss help bring the whole piece together and this is spectacular.

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I die.  I'm just going to sit here and drool over this for a few minutes.

 

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Rachel is beautiful, Robert is as handsome as can be, and their love shines brighter than stars...but I'm still looking at that tree backdrop!!!

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How cute is this moose!  Part of the family, we made sure he didn't feel left out by giving him some floral bling.

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Onto the reception!  We made these amazing floral trees for the bar area.  Bark and moss climbed up stands we had built and topped with fresh flowers. Of course we had to add some of our brass pillar stands with candles, and tree stumps with matching arrangements.

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Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

 For the cocktail hour, Rachel and Robert ordered this delicious display of finger foods for their guests from Max Hansen Catering.  To make it look even more appealing we added another floral tree arrangement to match the rest of the setting.

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Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

We love that our job is to take spaces and really help them shine aesthetically.  Playing with flowers and event decor helps bring light and color to even the plainest of venues and watching the transformation is what makes our job so much fun.  That being said, when we have clients with such amazing style and taste, and access to pieces that already are so beautiful - it brings our work to a whole new level.  This was the case with Rachel and Robert - wooden tables and chairs fit right in with their woodland garden theme, and even the beams of the tent are pleasing to the eye.  There was no part of the reception area that had to be disguised - this event was all about enhancement.    Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

These floral runners blooming with roses, peonies, hydrangea, sweet pea, eucalyptus, stock and greenery ran down the entire length of the farm tables.  Pillar candles, elevated votives and lanterns brought more of the fairy tale vibe that had taken over the entire backyard.

Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower Having the garland long enough to hit the ground created an amazing flow for the piece.

Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

Princeton Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - Marie Labbancz Photography - Abbey Malcom Press - woodland wedding - floral garland - white wedding flowers - yellow wedding flowers - lavender wedding flower

 Rachel and Robert's cake was the elegantly frosted beauty, which we topped with some silver dollar euc, clematis, and a gorgeous garden rose.

The dream team!  From left to right : Dawn, Adam (Mary's brother-in-law), Mary, Mom, Torey and Melanie.  So proud of this group for the hard work, positive attitude, and dedication to this event!