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Wedding Flowers: Rustic Elegance

This weekend, I had the opportunity to do flowers for our good friends Ben & Ashley’s wedding. It was a beautiful setting at the Lodge at Table Rock State Park, and the flowers were so much fun to work with–full of natural beauty and rustic charm, just like their backdrop. So thankful that the snow and ice cleared up to make this beautiful day possible. Bryan and I were able to get some really nice pictures, so here’s a look at the day.

The Bride and Groom

Bridal Bouquet

Bridal Bouquet with Burlap and Lace – Blush Spray Roses, Pink and Plum Ranunculus, Lavender Stems, Waxflowers, Button Mums, White Hydrangea, Summer Pinks, Silver Brunia, Pink Astilbe, Purple Stock and Snapdragons, Blush Larkspur, White Alstromeria, Globe Thistles, and Heather

Bridal Crown of Waxflowers and Summer Pinks

Bridal Crown of Waxflowers and Summer Pinks

The Beautiful Bride, Ashley

The Beautiful Bride, Ashley with a closer look at her bouquet and crown – she could not have been more beautiful (or more happy) – some even said she looked “as gorgeous as an elven princess” – and I agree*

Congratulations, Ben & Ashley!

Congratulations, Ben & Ashley! What a beautiful wedding! God has truly done an amazing work in and through each of you, and I can’t wait to see how He will use you together as a couple for His glory in the days and years to come! We love you!*

The Lodge at Table Rock

Guestbook arrangements

Guestbook table arrangements of White Hydrangea and Lavender Sprigs

The Ceremony

The Ceremony (one of Ashley’s friends did the tulle and arrangement over the fireplace, as well as the reception hall decorations)*

The Bridal Party


Lovely ladies with their lovely bouquets on the bridge outside the lodge*

Bridesmaid's Bouquet

Bridesmaid’s Bouquet – White Hydrangea, Cream and Blush Spray Roses, Pink Astilbe, Heather, Purple Stock and Snapdragons, Plum Button Mums, Globe Thistles and Sprigs of Lavender, wrapped in burlap

Bridal Party at Table Rock State Park

Bridal Party at Table Rock State Park*

Boutonnieres and Corsages

Grandma's Corsage

Corsage of White Larkspur, Blush Spray Roses, Plum Ranunculus, White Alstromeria, Waxflower and Sprigs of Lavender


The Boutonnieres for the guys featured Globe Thistles, Silver Brunia, Lavender, and Fresh Mint and Sage Leaves, wrapped in burlap*

Mother of the Groom's Corsage

Mother of the Groom’s Corsage – Plum Ranunculus, White Alstromeria, Cream Spray Roses, Waxflower and Sprigs of Lavender

Mother of the Bride's Corsage

Mother of the Bride’s Corsage – Pink Ranunculus, Cream Spray Roses, White Alstromeria, Waxflower and Sprigs of Lavender with Burlap

Another corsage

Corsage of Plum Ranunculus, White Alstromeria, Waxflower and Lavender Sprigs

The Reception

The bride made this beautiful banner and garland, and I brought some extra flowers for her friend that decorations on site to fill in the garland.

The bride made this beautiful banner and garland, and I brought some extra flowers for her friend that did decorations on site to fill in the garland.*

Reception Food Tables

Reception Food Tables – arrangements featured White Hydrangea, Blush Spray Roses, Silver Brunia, White Alstromeria, Waxflower and Sprigs of Lavender

And, My Favorite, The Cake

Cake Swag and a Cloud of Baby's Breath

Last but certainly not least, a Floral Cake Swag and a Cloud Base of Baby’s Breath – featuring Pink and Plum Ranunculus, Blush Larkspur, Cream Spray Roses, Purple Stock and Snapdragons, Lavender Button Mums, Heather, Summer Pinks, White Alstromeria, Lavender Sprigs, and Fresh Mint and Sage Leaves*

If you are in the Greenville, South Carolina area and would like more information about floral arrangements for your next event, contact me at theartisanhoneybee@gmail.com.

(*Note: Pictures with an asterisk were taken by Bryan McKinnon; other pictures taken by Melissa McKinnon. All copyrights reserved.)

Journey Journal: Days 12-13

Day 12: Saturday, January 12, 2013

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Saturday, how I love thee! Slept in…really late! Bryan heated up some turkey and cheese stuffed pasta shells, and we had a nice lunch. Drove up to Table Rock and hiked 6 miles! Whew! There were a few moments on the way up that I was a little leery, but the after about a quarter of the way in, it seemed to get a little easier. I’m so glad Bryan suggested hiking today! Stopped by “The Forest Coffeehouse” for a coffee on the way home (my reward for not complaining on the trail…or maybe just for finishing). Got home and took a shower, then had a quick bite to eat before dismantling the Christmas decor. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would, so that was a blessing. Overall, really great day!

Day 13: Sunday, January 13, 2013

Challenged by Pastor’s sermon this morning from John 2. Then had “Journey Group” with our 2nd graders. Today, our journey brought us to God being “Never-tiring.” It was a great encouragement, especially since we had two little girls ask for prayer for their moms to get more sleep (before they knew what the lesson was about). Also, nearly everyone in the class knows someone who either has cancer or is really sick with something else; there are some kids that are dealing with heartaches that are hard for me to think about, let alone a second grader know how to process. But we talked about being able to rest in God because not only does He not sleep, He also never gets weary AND has the power to make all things new. It was a big concept, but I think they really got it!

After a quick lunch, we headed to Paris Mountain for a hike with some of our young adult group. We ended up buying an annual pass–this is one activity Bryan and I are both really enjoying! Not sure exactly how far we went today, but I’m estimating close to 5 miles, based on the trail maps. Afterwards, it was back to our house for a grill-out of beef kebabs, grilled onions, peppers, and tomatoes, and some roasted lemon-garlic broccoli and cauliflower. Yum! So thankful for this group and how God has brought us together and worked on us through each other. Had some really good, Gospel conversations on the hike and tonight. Refreshed and ready to start a new week!