Shawn & Jon
Shawn and Jon had a crystal clear vision for their wedding florals: they were getting married on New Years Eve and they wanted florals that were classy, crisp whites and greens, with finishes of golden sparkle. They communicated this vision to my co-designer (the excellent Casey Crim) and me in ... October 2019. Yup, Jon and Shawn were one of the many engaged couples who had to deal with the heartbreak and logistical headache of continually postponing and rescheduling their wedding.
As their rescheduled NYE 2021 wedding began to take shape, their vision for their wedding at the Cable Center came to life. Their boutonnieres featured white roses and anemones, with the wedding party donning similar boutonnieres and golden lanterns. A wooden arch (constructed by Jon's dad) was adorned with splashes of white roses, anemones, desert yearning amaranthus, and eucalyptus, while white delphiniums emerged from the base of the arch. The reception tables prominently featured two alternating features: 4 foot tall curly willow branches with hanging glass tea light orbs and 2 foot tall taper candles, with each centerpiece surrounded by arrangements of white garden roses, spray roses, Queen Anne's Lace, and boxwood. The showstopper of the evening was the kings-table style head table, seating 30 people and featuring a 48 foot floral garland of magnolia leaves, white roses, and white hydrangeas. The couple also wanted a floral feature that could be used as a backdrop for guests to take photos - and what better backdrop than the grooms' own J and S floral features! The evening went off without a hitch (which is saying something given the updated COVID-19 Omicron precautions and the 6+ inches of snow that fell that night) thanks to their coordinator Exquisite Events & Productions.
Jon and Shawn are also close friends of HerrinHall's and it was an honor to do flowers to celebrate their union. During their ceremony, their friend and officiant pointed out that it was only recently, with the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, that their union was even allowed. It was an important reminder to not take love, and civil rights, for granted, and for HerrinHall it was an important reminder to reflect, listen, and take actions that strive for equity.
All photos by the wonderful Antler Run Photography, except for the last three detail shots photos.