A Carnival of Color!

Last time we talked about the many advantages of using an all white color scheme. For this installment, I’d like to begin by quoting Monty Python, “And now for something completely different!”. This gorgeous, southern garden inspired wedding is positively dripping with saturated colors and we cannot get over it. Our friends and neighbors, Paisley and Jade and Lovebirds Events came together with the fabulous Rachel May Photography, to make it all happen.

Kelsey and Eli had a charming outdoor ceremony in central Virginia at Tuckahoe Plantation; one of our favorite venues near RVA. The plantation is rich in history and horticulture, the gardens have been blooming since the 1700’s! With a wedding color palette inspired by the sumptuous gardens all the around them, the perfect party stage was set.

We absolutely love the unique boutonniere’s for each groomsman, especially how they correspond with the different colored bridesmaid dresses. Bold tones of pink, peach, and fuchsia were accented by pops of blue and yellow in Kelsey’s flowers. Her blooms of choice included David Austin and Garden Roses, Ice Pink Protea, and Hydrangea. These larger blooms give bouquets size and body, and become focal points to be supported by smaller textural flowers such as; Delphinium, Crespedia ‘Billy Balls’, Ranunculus, and Anemones. Last but definitely not least, we utilized a wide variety of textural foliage throughout the bouquet (not just around the edges) giving things a more natural look.


An eclectic combination of garden and carnival decor had our heads spinning. Honeysuckle vines, carnival banners, and playful garden flowers were suspended inside the tent for a scene like no other. Guests were able to enjoy entertainment for all ages under this carnival tent in the garden!



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