Happy Friday, everyone! One of our absolute favorite wedding day details is hands down the floral design. Our dream wedding would consist of extravagant and fragrant florals everywhere. Everywhere! We also know the daunting task of perusing through pages and pages on wedding blogs and Pinterest for your floral inspiration.
Once you’ve picked out a few bouquets and center pieces that you fancy, what do you do then?! Luckily your chosen florist can expertly guide you in the right direction to achieve the look you’re going for, but it definitely helps being able to give him or her some specifics when it comes to individual blooms that you love. Today Lovely Weddings by Viktoria Antal gives us her ‘floral recipe’ for the incredibly beautiful spring arrangements as seen in today’s feature by Melanie Nedelko Fotografie. Hopefully you’ll be able to gather some specific information to narrow down your vision… enjoy!
From Lovely Weddings by Viktoria Antal:
For this shoot (bouquet and centerpiece) I used:
The white spiraea and all other greens and branches were foraged. Especially the spiraea grows everywhere here in the spring, so to me it was obvious that I´d use them in my arrangements. I also tend to use (and that´s what I keep telling my brides) in-season blooms, because they are fresh, look healthy and have a longer durability in arrangements. I just want to make sure that my arrangements look the best they can on their big day, so they don´t loose their petals or wilt easily especially when it´s hot or even cold outside. But I have to admit that brides getting married in April, May, and June are very lucky with the selection of flowers, because the most beautiful flowers bloom in the springtime.
I would describe the style of these arrangements as loose, soft and lush. All of my bouquets feel “fresh-picked”. They are very informal, feminin and sometimes with unexpected outcome. When I am working on arrangements I always work intentional, I ruffly know the size and the shape I want to achieve, and I am considering what “type” my bride is, but especially flowers with longer stems like poppies, scabiosas and ranunculus are mostly allowed to move freely in my arrangements 🙂 I often use foraged greens and a lot of potted plants to add some nice texture and interest in my arrangements.
From Melanie Nedelko Fotografie: “We gathered together one of the best fine art vendors to create this soft, tender, feminine spring wedding inspiration shoot. The images were beautifully taken by talented fine art wedding photographer Melanie Nedelko Photography. Melanie captured the shoot on film, who luckily has an eye not only for the soft emotions but also for the smallest details. She captured the fine moments so well, it is truly a joy to work with her and watch her doing her thing. And if that sounds like I´m yelling, it is because I´m so excited every time when I get to see the first scans of our labour of love. Haha!
The wedding designer Viktoria Antal from Lovely Weddings who also designed the flowers, got inspired by that time of the year when nature is changing and the flowers burst into colorful life. The vibrant colors of spring are all gathered in this fresh bouquet filled with the most delicate ranunculus, the rest of the ingredients were foraged just before the bouquet was tied together.
Our favorite detail is the pale blue silk ribbon by Lancester and Cornish and the delicate handwritten pieces by Nicnillas Ink, that added the soft and feminine touch of whimsy. The soft blush hues of the gown from Rara Avis via Brautschwestern Wien resembled the tenderness and youthfulness of spring. We love the bead details and the shoulder caps on this dress, as it underlines the innocence of a young bride. The earthy ancient walls of one of the oldest churches in Vienna give a great contrast to the scenery. Just like the bright flowers coming out of the ground, called by the first rays of the sun.
When we walked through the arches of this old church with its peeling stone walls right in the heart of Vienna, it felt like they would protect the fragility of the bride and the flowers. The glowing natural makeup and hair from Hair and Makeup Artist Marion Pail makes the bride look like the fresh breeze that comes with this season.
We are so graceful how this beautiful inspiration shoot turned out and are happy to call the vendors who contributed to this shoot, our friends. This was truly a collaboration of creativity, friendship and the love for what we do.”
Photography: Melanie Nedelko Fotografie | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Styling & Florals: Lovely Weddings by Viktoria Antal | Dress Designer: Rara Avis | Hair & Makeup Artist: Marion Pail | Silk ribbons: Lancaster and Cornish | Paper Design: Nicnillas Ink