January 14, 2019

An Elegant Private Estate Wedding

Melissa and Andy Altig’s Elegant Wedding at their Family’s Private Estate

Mama mia, was this a gorgeous wedding!  Last August, the Flora Nova team had the privilege of working with the ever-fabulous Katy of Vows Wedding and Event Planning to design this fairytale white wedding on the groom’s family’s private estate for 300 guests.  This was a family affair on a grand scale with the ceremony at the family church followed by the reception in a grand tent at their family farm in Kirkland.

We designed all floral accents in an overall classic, neutral color palette in white and cream with lush greenery accents. The bouquets featured mostly white roses in various styles and sizes: garden roses, garden spray roses, and sweet heart roses.

An Elegant Church Ceremony in Green and White

For the ceremony at their family church in Kirkland we designed grand greenery floral walls flanking the grand altar area on both sides and in the front. The aisle was covered in a custom aisle carpet, then covered in thousands of rose petals. Each pew was dripping with greenery vines and white rose blooms.

And Now To The Elegant Private Estate Wedding Reception

After an intimate ceremony at the family’s Catholic parish, the guests heads back to the family manse for cocktails by the pool. Check out those floating lily pads in the turquoise water!

After cocktails, the lucky guests strolled through the gardens down to a custom-built tent on the back lawn (constructed by the amazing team at Cort Party Rental) for dinner and dancing.  This family has a love affair with the gardenia and just had to have them, so we obliged:  500 fresh cut gardenias were flown in for the occasion.  As you can imagine, the scent when guests walked into the tent was heavenly! Each place setting was graced with a stemmed gardenia, and more gardenias were tucked into the abundant floral arrangements that lined the long dinner tables. For centerpieces we designed a mix of elevated and low arrangements, each stuffed with garden roses, fairy roses, dahlias, vintage hydrangea, and dripping with a mix of garden greenery.

As the evening wore on, Andy, Melissa, and their attendants had the perfect view of the festivities from their 32′ head table loaded with flowers and fully framed by a lush floral backdrop.  Dense greenery swags graced the ceiling and called attention to the drool-worthy (and enormous!) crystal chandeliers.  Tall taper candles and glittering gold mercury glass votives created a romantic glow as the sun set, and the revelers danced long into the night.  What a perfect day!

What did you think of this wedding? Let us know if we can help you design your summer tent wedding.

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—– Content updated on January 14, 2020 ——

Vendor Team:

Floral and Design: Flora Nova Design

Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Catholic Parish

Reception Venue: Private Estate

Wedding Planner: Vows Wedding and Event Planning

Photographer: J Garner Photography

Tent & Rentals: Cort Party Rental

Cake: The SweetSide

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