A smaller guest list affords more extravagant welcome boxes, like this one with local treats.
Dress your invitation suite in the same palette as your florals.
Dainty bloom accents and satin bows at the ankle make these heels spring goddess fare. A fan of flat-lay memento photographs? Share enough yardage of a favorite lace linen with your photographer to use in styled shots, then have a seamstress create table runners or tablecloths from it for your newlywed nest.
Inspired by the butterflies in this shoot, designer Emily Kotarski made this custom bridal gown with 3-D lace that flutters in the wind. Florist Andrea Gray Harper added “a dainty foraged shrub” to the hand-held florals for femininity that wasn’t “too girly,” as she says. Photographer Justin Brown of The Happy Bloom suggested bridesmaids carry bamboo clutches decked out in flowers
Finish boutonnieres with trailing raw silk that harkens the bridal bouquet ribbons.
Black-tie formal can translate to a white dinner jacket for the groom. Add a little flourish (and nod to the season) with a floral bow tie.
Place baskets overflowing with blooms to mark the entrance of the ceremony aisle instead of traditional markers that flank the walkway.
The piazza at Lowndes Grove Plantation is most often used for portraits and cocktail hours; in this imagined wedding, it’s ideal for al fresco dining. If you choose a lace with appliqués, consider using place mats and other toppers to create level surfaces.
Cluster bud vases filled with select flowers, fresh fruit, and candles for a relaxed tablescape.
As a favor, let guests scoop dried gomphrena, chamomile, lavender, and more into sachets-to-go.