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Event Showcase   |   6-5-15

Garden on the Beach

If we had to pick the epitome of a picture perfect beach backdrop, Pierre's in Islamorada Florida would be our choice! This stunning white sand beach is one of our favorite wedding venues and we had the privilege of working there for a spectacular event just a few weeks ago.  
Our beautiful bride Megan asked for that "just picked" garden style in bright spring tones to compliment the natural seascape of the Florida Keys. For the ceremony, we let the landscape do the talking, and used minimal florals along the aisle and at the alter. Delicate mason jars hung from the chairs and iron urns accented white peonies, green Queen Anne's Lace and luscious garden roses all in white and soft greens. As for the reception, we brought in the best that spring has to offer with hot pink and white peonies, vibrant orange dahlias, and soft lavender roses amidst lush ivy, Queen Anne's Lace, hydrangeas and blue thistle for a unique, colorful palette.  
The star of our garden show were four oversized iron candelabras adorned with foliage of italian ruscus, dripping hanging amaranthus, soft plumosa and dark ivy which we accented with cascading phaelanopsis orchids and votive candles hung from glass orbs. The clear topped tent from Keys Audio Visual allowed these to contrast against the bright blue beach sky for a great combination!
Another highlight of the decor was the combination of the rustic farmhouse tables and cross back chairs from Unearthed Vintage. We paired these with a soft natural linen table cloth and a damask print napkin. Each napkin was accented with a sprig of rosemary, tied in twine, to add the perfect garden touch.
Atop each table we placed a combination of wooden wine crates, terra cotta pots, decorative crystal cups and mercury glass urns to create an eclectic and diverse table scape throughout the reception. Everything was finished off with lots of candles to create a soft glow during dinner.  
We loved bringing the colors of a bright spring into sunny South Florida for this oceanside soiree! All photos courtesy of Maxime Photo Video in Miami Florida