As a florist who creates many gorgeous floral designs for weddings and elopements throughout the year, Lisa of Linnaea Floral has created many blush bouquets and whimsical clouds of florals. However, when it came time to channeling her creative outlet—she wanted to do something different, something unexpected, and something definitely not pink. While we love a good dose of blush, we’re all for out-of-the-box ideas + things that don’t necessarily scream “bridal.” Do you fall into that same camp? Well then, we have a feeling you’re going to love today’s sultry + striking editorial!
Lisa shares: I was inspired by the colors and textures of the dying plants on the side of the road as autumn turned to winter. The blackening of queen Anne’s lace, the golden brown of fern, and the softness of marsh grasses that were still hanging on.
Lisa tells us: I loved how stark and raw and somehow strong these beautiful summer plants were in the harshest of Michigan seasons. They felt magical.
That dress! The cape! The dried florals! We can’t figure out what to focus on first…everything is so cool + unique.
The Dried Backdrop + Bouquet
To create this textured + wild look, Lisa drove north and collected a variety of dried florals!
They were all foraged from a ditch or marsh or the crispy remains of a garden. I looked for a variety of shape and texture that would allow me to re-create a minimalistic version of this witchy winter wonderland for the photoshoot.
All the rich brown hues and soft neutrals make a pretty incredible palette.
Switch It Up
To add a bit more feminine + whimsical flair to the overall design, the team switched up the gowns to this airy one, added in a Sara Gabriel Nude Veil, and draped silk ribbon from the bouquet.
How’s that for hair goals?!
All About Ombré
We thought those first two gowns were epic…and then we saw this ombré masterpiece! WOW, WOW, WOW.
Proof that you can never go wrong with florals on florals…and that they can double as part of your ensemble!
Who else adores the look of dried florals?
photography: The Kismet Collective // venue name: Wealthy Studios, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA // event design: Linnaea Floral // planning: The Elopement Co // florals: Linnaea Floral // wedding dress: "Lindsay" by Elizabeth Dye // wedding dress boutique: Spring Sweet // hairpiece: Sara Gabriel Nude Veil // hair stylist: Krystle Waivio // makeup artist: Krystle Waivio // models: Rayanne Barker // cape: The Law Bridal "Leia" // skirt: Chantel Lauren "brindle" // Top: Theia "Brianna" // hairpiece: Twigs and Honey No. 834 "breathless" // gold crown: Mint Lola