Romantic Garden Wedding Inspiration: GRLS Studio


Good design should be more than just beautiful, it should be an experience for the senses. As the soft breeze billowed in through the historic old windows of GRLS Studio, a gorgeous intimate gathering space in the Pacific Northwest, the room came to life. The incredible floral artistry by Petal & Posy was inspired by the fundamentals of good garden design. Blocking types of flowers or plants together to give them more visual impact, layering textures and heights for maximum interest, and using a variety of shapes and sizes of flowers. For the ceremony installation, sweet peas, spray roses, scabiosa and yarrow created a 'garden border' in front of a tall variegated grass hedge. Giant white alliums were placed among the grass to add a modern and bold touch, creating an element of height and interest. The ceremony space was completed by climbing roses on a trellis in the background. The tabletop centerpiece was again a nod to a garden border, featuring Lace Flower, Campanula, Spray Roses, Scabiosa and Sweet Peas blocked together by flower type. The bride's bouquet was created in the same style, as if the bride simply grabbed a handful of each flower as she walked along her peaceful and serene garden. A luxurious white linen from CORT Party Rental kept the table palette clean and bright, allowing the lush floral centerpiece to speak for itself. Modern tabletop decor with clean, minimal lines from Set The Table Party Rentals and a soft, flowing napkin topped with a torn-edge dinner menu by Kelsey Malie Calligraphy tied everything together. The brides crepe, one-shoulder gown from A & Be Bridal is the epitome of modern elegance. The bow detail on the shoulder sweetly whispers femininity and was carried through to the gorgeous bow detail shoe from Bella Belle Shoes. Her natural hair and make up executed perfectly by Yessie Libby look both finished and authentic, accenting her natural beauty with neutral tones. And softness. Even the wedding ring set from Lapis embodies the marriage of modern and romantic, with a detached wedding band and round halo engagement ring. Elderflower Gin & Tonic's adored with fresh florals and rosemary brought the garden-inspired design full-circle, adding that touch of floral love even to the bride's specialty cocktail. A minimal, modern Sift & Gather wedding cake and custom stationery suite with just a spattering of soft pink added a dash of romantic femininity while continuing to attend to the detail of texture represented throughout the design elements. All this, captured by Janet Lin Photography and her signature timeless style; effortlessly elegant and emotive, with a romantic, film aesthetic.

Photographer: Janet Lin Photography | Planning & Design: Willow & Ivy Events | Floral Design: Petal & Posy | Wedding Dress: A & Be Bridal | Cake: Sift & Gather | Stationery : Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Linen & Chair Rentals: Cort Party Rental | Studio: GRLS Studio | Ring/Jewelry: Lapis | Styling Mat: Locust Collection | Model - Ayana Pagen: Seattle Models Guild | Rentals: Set The Table Party Rentals | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Hair & Make Up: Yessie Libby