fresh and dried flowers for wedding in the fall

Dried and Fresh Floral Wedding: Logan + Drew

Unlike anyone else’s wedding, Logan wanted to incorporate dried and fresh flowers into the floral selections she chose. To mirror the fall season, she used touches of pink, yellows, and creams throughout.

flower and dried flower bouquet

She wanted to include the memory of her grandfather, she wanted to use the dried lotus pods from his property that they collected all year!

Their Story

Drew and Logan met through mutual friends in college and began hanging out during weekly group watch parties of The Bachelorette!

Their first unofficial date was at a party when Logan was complaining about craving mozzarella sticks. Drew said, “I have a Sonic gift card you can use to get mozzarella sticks”.

bride and groom first look with flowers

Logan, who would never turn down a free mozzarella stick, took him up on the offer. They sat in her car at Sonic until 4:00 am talking, and the rest is history!

They still joke that it was the longest Drew has ever voluntarily held a conversation.

Dried and Fresh Ceremony Set-Up

Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Great Oak Manor is a venue that has so many aspects that make it a perfect venue.

floating arch at great oak manor

Grand, old sweeping trees that match the historic manor house, a small beachfront area as well as a bluff overlooking the water, this venue has everything you could wish for!

ceremony with pedestal at the end of the aisle

Logan’s ceremony space utilized our free-standing floral columns at the top of the bluff.

Allowing for an unrestricted view of the water as well as a floral accent that stood out.

These floating arches are such a great way to create a designated ceremony space without the more traditional arch.

As the entrance to the ceremony, Logan used our golden pedestal stands which were then repurposed to the reception space around the tent entrance.

Bridesmaids Galore

Her bridesmaids coordinated with all the florals in their champagne-colored dresses and the gentlemen were all dressed in hues of blue that made her sunset color palette pop!

brides with her bridesmaids walking with her bouquet
personal flowers with fresh and dried bouquets

All the bouquet ribbons were tied long and blew just right in the wind! 

Reception Space

The reception was a combination of our gold compotes filled with florals on round-style guest tables.

The wooden harvest tables had greenery garlands. They included accents of florals with taper candles and votive candles to create that romantic feel.

For her other tables, she had us incorporate a mix of fresh and dried florals throughout, which was a perfect way to set a November wedding! 

Dried and Fresh Flowers Used

Logan’s wedding vibe of sunset autumn colors was accented by the dried florals she had us tuck in as well. The combination of dried florals, lotus pods, and fresh florals made for a unique setup!

fresh and dried flowers for wedding in the fall

Her bouquet was inspired by in-season specialty mums, dried summer limelight hydrangeas, lisianthus, and a variety of dried florals including yarrow, billy balls (Craspedia), peonies, nigella pods, and lotus pods.

bridal bouquet made of fresh and dried flowers in vase

Drew’s pocket square coordinated with all the florals used in her bouquet on a smaller scale and even had a little Gomphrena tucked in. 

dried and fresh pocket square for groom

Season – Fall 

Theme – Sunset Colors

Location – Great Oak Manor


Planner @elliebelleevents
Venue @greatoakmanor
Photographer @laurasfocusphotography
Florals @wildlynativeflowerfarm

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