Avalon Wedding Florist : Alex & Brendan at Icona Golden Inn

We're at the peak of summer here, meaning we are flooded with seagulls, ocean water and sandy toes everywhere we look.  It's no surprise why brides get married down the shore - it's the ultimate destination for relaxation, daydreams and playful romance.  There's nothing quite like the smell of salty air or the sound of crashing waves to create a retreat from the real world.

Alex and Brendan's wedding at Icona Golden Inn was the epitome of summer lovin'.  We loved Alex's take on styling for her shore wedding - her use of nautical elements were very subtle, and while her color selections matched perfectly with the atmosphere, they were outside of the traditional box typically used for a beach setting. 

We are obsessed with these images from Becka Pillmore Photography.  She captured all the details that went into Alex and Brendan's wedding decor with an air of delicacy and timelessness that makes us excited for future collaborations.


Alex's bouquet was one for the books.  You already know we go weak in the knees for oversized bouquets, but this beauty had an amazing balance of color.  Soft blue tweedia, lavender sweet pea, blush peonies and white ranunculus were all brought to life with the lush backdrop the greenery created. 

These gowns are everything.  Flowing fabrics and a pretty floral pattern was a lovely combination to go with the bouquets of greenery and peonies. Added bonus?  They even look comfortable!

These dapper dudes sported ranunculus bouts, with Brendan rocking a small air plant for extra special touch.

Rustic Drift provided this amazing driftwood arbor for the couple's ceremony.  We happily added a garland of vines, peonies and dahlias to the top, allowing the natural wood to show through.  Our assorted lanterns and driftwood pedestal brought the whole altar together for a clean and minimalist look. 

What better prop to use as beach wedding placecards than oyster shells??  No need to scatter rose petals when sand is so readily available! 

Scattered candles, driftwood, terrariums and airplants made for a tablescape full of texture and character.  White linens and gold candlesticks coordinated perfectly with the rest of the reception space. 

Congratulations, Alex and Brendan!

Mary Coombs