When Mary Anne and Kyle came to Garden in the Pines with their combination of floral requests for their Breakers On The Ocean in Spring Lake, NJ wedding, Alyssa was more than up for the challenge. Mary Anne wanted each bloom in her arrangements to have sentimental value, which turned out to create quite the eclectic and beachy floral order! Roses, lilies, hibiscus, cherry blossoms, sunflowers, palm leaves… good thing Alyssa has a good eye and an open mind!
Garden in the Pines was able to provide Mary Anne and Kyle with several mock-ups for different arrangements to make sure the couple was in love with the floral combinations and designs. It was a tall order, but Alyssa put together a gorgeous cascading style bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, floral hair accessories, cake flowers, urns for the church, and a Blessed Mary bouquet.
Take a look at how Alyssa was able to combine all the blooms that Mary Anne and Kyle dreamed into cohesive and dreamy arrangements!
Mary Anne had a list of flowers that all had special sentimental value to her. Her list included roses, lillies, sunflowers, hibiscus, cherry blossoms, and palm leaves. These flowers were so important to her, in fact, that she had them tattooed on her! Unfortunately, there wasn’t a precedent for mixing most of these blooms into one arrangement. It was difficult to visualize at first, but Alyssa got to work finding variations of these blooms that would work together beautifully.
One key alternative was to use white sunflowers instead of yellow, which gave the bouquet a bridal feel and allowed the flowers to compliment the other blooms nicely. Mary Anne also wanted a cascading bridal bouquet, so Alyssa used the palm leaves to bring volume and movement to the arrangement along with some beautiful textural additions.
This time of year, it was difficult to include blooms like cherry blossoms and hibiscus. These flowers also don’t make for great cut flowers. As a solution, Alyssa chose high-quality faux cherry blossoms and hibiscus to ensure the bride still got everything she wanted.
It was no time to avoid the power of a good yellow sunflower, though! While Mary Anne got a more bridal-looking bouquet with white sunflowers, Alyssa brought the bright pops of yellow in with standard sunflowers in the bridesmaids’ bouquets. She also combined them with complementary purple lilies, palm, and some textural elements for movement and interest.
The bride also asked her brother to be her Man of Honor, so we adorned him with a great boutonniere to include him in the party!
These colors were gorgeous against the assorted blue dresses that the bridesmaids wore. They also added to the beachy sunset look Mary Anne was looking to add to her seaside venue, Breakers On The Ocean in Spring Lake, NJ!
Mary Anne and Kyle were passionate about saying their vows before God and their family in their local church. Their ceremony was held in St. Dominic’s Church in Brick, NJ, and believe me — it was stunning.
Best of all were the two front-facing urns that Alyssa put together to bookend the altar. The massive palm leaves brought so much shape and life to the arrangements. Out from their center, sunflowers, lilies, roses, and more brought out the gold and white in the church perfectly.
Look at how beautifully they frame this couple’s first kiss as Mr. and Mrs.!
Mary Anne and Kyle chose to present a bouquet to the Blessed Mary statue as part of their ceremony. This beautiful gesture paid tribute to Mary’s late relatives by using the relatives’ favorite flowers. The bouquet included gardenia, jasmine, and roses.
Looking for more inspo? Check out more of the beautiful pictures that William Hendra Photography got of Mary Anne and Kyle’s special day!
Garden in the Pines is booming with new events coming up that we’re just so excited about. Add your event to the list by sending us an inquiry! We’d love to get on a call to discuss your love story and dream wedding, start putting together a vision board for your florals, and send you a personalized proposal that will make you say YES!
If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out our past events at the best venues across New Jersey, where we’ve become preferred vendors and experts at utilizing the spaces!