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featured :: beikmann associates floral design

Amanda+Garrett’s wedding in July featured gorgeous floral arrangements by Beikmann Associates Floral Design. They created an elegant clutch bouquet for the bride of white casa blanca lilies, gardenia’s, roses and stephanotis. To accent the bridesmaids Kelly green dresses they used  all white clutch bouquets of hydrangea, roses and green hypericum berries.

St Joseph wedding lake michigan

St Joseph wedding lake michigan

For the reception they had a lot of fun with the centerpieces, mixing in different heights to make it more visually interesting. They did tall centerpieces of silver branches, hanging gems, hanging votive candles, and green dendrobium orchids, that gave a dramatic look but were still open and airy. The low arrangements featured blue hydrangea, white lisianthus, and green berries accented with mirrors and votives. A third look for the tables were tall full arrangements of Bells of Ireland, Blue delphinium, white lilies, green button mums, and green hypericum berry. Full arrangements help fill the room with lush softness, color and light. The centerpiece starts above the eye level so guests can easily converse.Besides the flowers, another thing I love about this wedding is that while these two Notre Dame alum chose to hold the reception in South Bend, the couple opted to take advantage of the beautiful lake shore, and host their ceremony in St. Joseph. This gave them the chance to take photos on Lake Michigan and enjoy all of the wedding-day scenery the area has to offer, just a short drive from their South Bend reception, while also getting to take advantage of Notre Dame’s beautiful campus for photos as well!

All photos by Jennifer Mayo of Jennifer Mayo Studios!

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