Anna’s wedding in Leesburg, VA

January 20, 2014

I’m so excited to finally share this wedding with you.  One of my oldest and dearest friends got married at a private residence in Paeonian Springs, Virginia.  Our mothers met in college and have been best friends ever since.  When Anna and Tom asked me to do the floral design, I couldn’t wait to get started.  She was getting married in a barn that belonged to some of her friends so I knew we needed something that looked rustic and natural.  We decided on an all white design with touches of natural greens and blues.



Anna’s bouquet was made of white hydrangea, white ranunculus, silver brunia berries, seeded eucalyptus, and echiveria succulents.  We wrapped it in burlap and attached tiny pictures of Anna’s grandparents, who weren’t able to be with her that day.  Tom’s boutonniere was made of an echiveria succulent and seeded eucalyptus to match Anna’s bouquet.  Look at his face below when he saw Anna at the end of the aisle…..the love in this ceremony was overwhelming.


During the ceremony, Tom had a hard time repeating his vows.  When this picture was taken, he actually stopped the ceremony to tell us all that Anna was so beautiful, he was getting flustered and couldn’t remember what to say!!  It was one of the most touching ceremonies I’ve ever been witness to.



The bridesmaid bouquets were made of blue hydrangea, white spray roses, and white lysimachia.  They were all wrapped in burlap to match the bride’s bouquet.  For the aisle, we did galvanized buckets of hydrangea, lanterns and white rose petals.  The sweet little ringbearer had a boutonniere of white spray roses and the flower girls carried moss covered baskets with white rose petals.



Anna and her family put all those twinkle lights up themselves and it made for a beautiful scene.  We had two designs.  One was a long wooden box that Anna stained herself filled with blue and white hydrangea, white Oriental lilies, white snapdragons, white lisianthus and seeded eucalyptus.  The second was a short arrangement with blue hydrangea, dusty miller, white dahlias, blue thistles, and white lisianthus.  These were accented by tall thin-necked bottles with freesia and white ranunculus.

The pictures below are a few of my favorites.  Anna’s cake was made by my mother-Anna’s favorite and mine, carrot cake with cream cheese icing.  The cake topper was made by my sister, Jesse, who designs custom cake toppers through her Etsy shop, Pretty Little Things and reflects Anna’s job as a federal agent!!  The flowers, obviously are from me.  The first picture below is a true representation of our families and how happy we all were to be a part of Anna’s day.  The last two are how I was greeted by Anna on the day of her wedding.


I really am lucky to have this job that enables me to create beautiful designs for brides on the most special day of their lives.  Designing for Anna made it all the more special.
Photography by Rebecca at Rebecca Keeling Studios