Many of today’s brides are getting their inspiration from Instagram. Lauren’s vision for wedding decor came from a mixture of research and having personally attended a lot of weddings. She knew her “must-haves” included an abundance of gorgeous wedding flowers, a classic color scheme and wedding decor that carried a vintage feel. For inspiration, she followed a lot of wedding resources on Instagram such as Style Me Pretty and Ruffled Blog. Five years ago when we asked brides this question they all answered Pinterest. We have found Instagram is equally as important today as Pinterest for wedding inspiration. You can follow us on Instagram here www.instagram.com/fancyfloralsbynancy/
Lauren and David met while students at Illinois State University in 2010 and were introduced by mutual friends.
Lauren had decided on the classic all-white color palette for her wedding flowers to create an elegant feel and contrast with the black tuxes and black bridesmaid dresses for their July 1st wedding date. Because the wedding took place just days before 4th of July, she later decided to add a pop of dark red with blush to the bridal bouquets and looking back over these gorgeous wedding photos by Caitlin and Luke Photography, we are glad she did!!
When we asked Lauren what her and David’s favorite memory was from their wedding day, she responded “It would have to be listening to the speeches given by our siblings at the dinner reception. We both had tears in our eyes as we laughed and reminisced about childhood memories as well as moments we have shared together in adulthood and how they felt about us as a couple.” “The entire day was a great reminder of all the great people in our lives!”
Lauren’s most enjoyable part of wedding planning was being able to cross things off her list for that meant she was getting closer and closer to her wedding day!! She explained that finding herself very detail oriented, it took her a long time to make decisions as she wanted to ensure everything complimented her overall vision.
She stayed with the all-white flower color scheme for her reception centerpiece decor and brought in gold accents with vintage style accessories such as the table number frames, candle holders and gold & black fabric under the centerpieces which she rented from Old Oaks Vintage Rentals. A third of the centerpieces were lush mixed greens & white blooms in our gold compote vases.
Another third of the table centerpieces were created again with lush mixed greens and a mix of white hydrangea, peonies, roses, tulips, snapdragons, astrantia and button mums on our elevated antique gold stands. The final third of the tables held our antique gold candelabras with mercury votive holders and four matching votive filled with mini white bouquets scattered under the candelabras.
David and Lauren found the key to overcoming wedding planning challenges was “compromise!” Their biggest challenges stemmed from deciding on a budget and other major decisions such as the location of the venue and crafting the guest list. Like all couples they had some different wants and opinions and being able to be flexible and compromise with each other is such a valuable start for a successful, happy marriage!! We were honored to be a vendor in this beautiful wedding and offer our sincere congratulations to this couple!!