April 29, 2018

Thistles and air plants and copper, oh my! This shoot was inspired by the unique combination of nature and industrial elements. Untraditional florals have become increasingly popular, and we loved working with wild greenery, blue thistle, and tillandasia. Event Florals by Christine was able to perfectly marry these unusual pieces into one-of-a-kind designs.

Lizelle's Bridal provided the most perfectly subtle blue gown, while our partners at Knotty Tie created a custom thistle-printed tie. To top it all off: an astounding grey diamond ring from L. Priori Jewelry. Every aspect worked together perfectly, from a foil-printed stationery suite to geometric copper decor. Our copper arch and lanters were dressed up with fresh blooms and greenery, and the landscape around Awbury Arboretum was adorned with hanging floral hoops and gorgeous desserts from SLB Cakes. We had a beautiful spring day with the poppies in bloom for this shoot. It was the perfect spot.

Place settings can often be an afterthought, but tablescapes are one of our favorite elements to design. Everything can be so personalized, from the linens to the centerpieces, all the way down to each individual plate. Place cards, menus, or even a personal mini-cake for each of your guests will be something they will remember and talk about for years to come. Your table doesn't have to be cookie-cutter. Floating cylinder candles or a single floral arrangement can be beautiful centerpieces, but they don't have to be your only options. We wanted to showcase something different with this design, and our vendors delivered.

Every bride and groom puts their own personal thought and touches into their wedding day. That's why a great photographer, like Samantha Jay Photography, will dedicate specific time out of the day for details. Having elements to style all of the perfect little details will make receiving your photo album even more special. Our copper geometric decor, sweetheart table items, and selection of depression glass are just a few of the pieces we offer to our couples. When you hire AER Weddings, all of our rental items come with us. Check out our services to see if we're the right fit for you.

Our Provided Services

Vendor management & coordination

Overall aesthetic development

Stationery suite design

Setup & styling


Venue: Awbury Arboretum

Photography: Samantha Jay Photography

Florist: Event Florals by Christine

Bakery: SLB Cakes

Catering: Birchtree Catering

Gowns: Lizelle's Bridal

Custom Tie: Knotty Tie

Rings: L. Priori Jewelry

Hair & Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy

Videography: Love More Studios