from the planner, designer, and cake artist… “When Afloral approached me about doing a boho-themed floral cake tutorial I knew exactly where I was headed with it. I knew instantly that I wanted to shoot in The Brick Room, I’d been dying to get in there, and Photos From the Hive was the perfect choice to capture it all as her style is so uniquely raw and gorgeous. I wanted to show how easy it can be for a bride to place her own cake flowers, and at the same time focus on the unique relationship of a bride and her bridesmaids. Every detail was chosen to give us a very intimate, raw and organic backdrop with a grungy edge to it that only industrial elements can add. Flowers are something I feel can make or break your event and (after the photographer and bridal dress) they are one of the most important details of the day. White Lily Lane’s bridal bouquet arrangement, featuring silk flowers from Afloral, was nothing short of stunning and her use of pheasant feathers and goose feathers (harvested from my Dad’s latest hunt) gave the florals and decor an extra organic touch.”
“Which brings us to the decor. Oh the decor! This is an area I feel brides stress over, but this is something so very intimate…let your personality show and most importantly do what you want! Bring in personal elements, make something for your day, display something belonging to a loved one. Whatever you do, just make it yours! I made the teepee out of old pipes and lace tablecloths (the one on the top/back belonged to my Great-Grandmother!). To add more natural elements, I brought some of mine and my Grandmother’s collections of geodes, obsidian, and other rocks and surrounded them with a bit of moss to soften them up. White Lily Lane and I created the non-macrame dream catchers (some of the doilies I used are from my Mom’s collection). Afloral, Bonfire Heart Co., Havenwood Design and Susie Bee Good Honey contributed the most beautiful backdrop, furniture, decor pieces and beeswax candles to help bring my vision to life.”
“Now, no wedding is complete without the food. Alongside the decor, this is something that can and should be uniquely you. Let your style show: are you elegant and refined? Or are you a little more laid back? I put together a cheese board near the teepee to add another relaxed, intimate element to the day. Staying with the theme of using items from my family, the Texas Sheet Cake (yes that chocolate drip cake!) is another Grandmother’s recipe, and the Cinnamon Pull-aparts are my Dad’s secret recipe. The cake features a semi-naked design with edible lace details and was inspired by a set of Confetti Tin Boxes from Ferm Living (these tins also inspired my color scheme, they’re that gorgeous!). Once we had everything set up I was jumping for joy, but when the bride and bridesmaids walked in (dolled up by the talented Bitsy Bridal, Borcik Jewlery, Marisa Rose MPH and Signature Brides Design) I literally stopped breathing for a second. They were the perfect complement to the scene I had envisioned, and that is what your wedding day is all about, your vision.”
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