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.
â€œWe love to mix vintage and modern design,â€ says Allison Denny, wedding consultant and co-owner of Stems, a Chicago floral company, known for its unique and contemporary flair.
â€œWhen it comes to the tradition of incorporating something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, our brides can choose their â€˜something borrowedâ€™ from our exclusive line of stylish vases, chic candleholders and custom tabletop display pieces,â€ 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 flowersâ€”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.