by Dana Powell
From heirlooms to blooms, the beauty is in the details.
Any floral designer will attest that flowers can transform a wedding. This year, we saw antique elements, such as brooches, incorporated beautifully into bouquets. In 2013, something old is new again, as vintage varieties carry over into floral arrangements.
“We love to mix vintage and modern design,” says Allison Denny, wedding consultant and co-owner of Stems, a Chicago floral company, known for its unique and contemporary flair.
“When it comes to the tradition of incorporating something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, our brides can choose their ‘something borrowed’ from our exclusive line of stylish vases, chic candleholders and custom tabletop display pieces,” Denny says.
In keeping with something blue, we asked Stems to create a floral arrangement suitable for a vintage-themed garden affair. The result, a show-stopping display of hydrangea, delphinium, dusty miller, and stock flowers—fashioned in unique containers to create height and dimension. Silver brunia, looped lily grass, and peacock feathers finish the look with a touch of whimsy.