6 Oct

Real Wedding: Brittany + Paul

categories Real Weddings

Erica from Thoughtful Day sent us a link to this sweet couple on their wedding day. The big flowers are so excellent, aren’t they?

Brittany wanted to bring some of the magical imagery from Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen (where they had their first date) and the fantasy of Hans Christian Andersen fairytales into their wedding decor, i.e. big, quirky signs and magnificent, oversized florals (because Brittany LOVES all things floral).

The flowers are completely amazing.

Brittany is wearing her mom’s dress. So cute!

To create the 20 huge banners, Brittany sent blank canvas to a bunch of friends and family and had them paint the banners instead! She gave them some Scandinavian garden inspiration and a color palette and waited for the finished pieces to be mailed back. Such a fun idea!

Brittany also spent an inordinate amount of time creating her invites. Obviously they had to follow the flower theme, and she loves letterpress so wanted to include that. But because she wanted to use so many colors, her print man from Rowley Letterpress, found a gilcee printer for the illustration and then used letterpress for the type. Perfect!

Make sure you check out the full explanation of the process and more pretty photos on the Rowley blog.

Ahh. The big flowers. They are the bestest things we’ve seen in a while. Brittany and her mom actually made all of them by hand, inspired by a project she did at the Danish Embassy last year. 20 for the tables and one very special one to serve as Brittany’s bouquet. Her mom made that one out of watercolor paper and hand watercolored it with peaches and pinks.

And also the tiny flowers! Aren’t they lurrvelly?

Frickin’ GORGEOUS and so thoughtful and detailed. You guys did an amazing job. We’re so so happy we were able to share your pretty day!

Photography: Ali Degraff / Venue: Newport Beach LDS temple / Dress: Mom / Shoes: Matiko / Bow ties: Liberty fabric from Purl / Hair: Rebecca Maready / Invitations: Bride / Letterpress: Rowley Letterpress

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  1. What an adorable couple! I love that they let their personality shine through on their big day! Customizing your wedding to fit you is one of the most important things when planning your happily-ever-after.

  2. The huge flowers are spectacular. So creative and colorful!

  3. holy smokes! this might be the most creative and amazing wedding i’ve ever seen. bravo!!

  4. Oh, this wedding is absolutely adorable and fun! Everything is beautifully styled and the atmosphere looks so welcoming and relaxed.

  5. How sweet! I love the use of color – the bowties, the paper flowers, the signs… Absolutely wonderful!

  6. absolutely stunning and truly inspirational – in a word: “memorable”

  7. giant flowers YES!

  8. I love the LARGE paper flowers!!!

  9. STUNNING! I love every detail. My biggest question though…where did you find those beautiful rings?!!

  10. Do we know where her ring is from? That thing is amazing!

  11. Love the Big paper flowers! wondering if the Bride would mind sharing how to make them?

  12. This is gorgeous! Those paper flowers are awesome. So refreshing to see something so unique! Love it.

  13. such an amazing wedding..those giant flowers are so fun & whimsical!!

  14. Very cute! Love the paper flowers!

  15. I love the giant paper flowers!

  16. Instructions please on how to make those adorable mini flowers!!!

  17. What a fun and amazing wedding! I’ve been happily married for 11 years but now all of a sudden want to plan my vow renewal so I can do something fun like this!

  18. I also love the rings!

  19. Love the paper flowers! So cute!

  20. Talk about a breath of fresh air! This wedding couldn’t be more beautiful and unique!!

  21. i LOVE the cake table and the bright colors. so unique!

    the “i love you” signs are so creative and clever. absolutely gorgeous.

  22. wow! amazing and so creative!

  23. Are you kidding me? This is just to die for. I can’t even handle how amazing those huge flower centerpieces are!!!!

  24. Oh my gosh! I love all of the details of this wedding especially the large paper flowers! What a fabulous idea!

  25. I LOVE the giant paper flowers!
    Where can one buy or get instructions for them?


  26. What a great and beautiful job on the decor. The wedding looked like it was absolutely beautiful, just like your whole family.

  27. I’m in whimsical heaven! This has to be by far my most favourite wedding! I love the gigantic flowers, I love the bow ties, I love the dessert table…there is nothing that I don’t love! What a super unique, awesome couple!

  28. What an awesome idea to incorporate Hans Christian Anderson into the wedding! I love all the pretty little (and some not so little) details. A lovely wedding full of whimsical touches, love it!

  29. I’m DYING over this right now. SO AMAZING. What a fabulous couple and gorgoue wedding.

  30. I think this is the most creative (and beautiful) flower “arrangement” I have seen. inly one word could really capture it, Magical.

  31. I meant ONLY ONE WORD, Magical!

  32. Seriously incredible!

  33. What a fun, thoughtful, creative and BEAUTIFUL wedding! I love every detail!

  34. I love this! It’s so wonderful to see such a unique wedding….everything is beautiful, the flowers, the dress and all the details.

  35. Oh my I love her dress and shoes! adorable!

  36. How much would I love to see a tutorial on those paper flowers? So much!

  37. This is amazing. I can’t get over her dress + the bowties!

  38. All of the oversized florals are amazing! They give the wedding such a playful touch!

  39. What a fantastic idea to bring elements in to your wedding inspired by the city you first dated in.

  40. oh man, this is awesometown!

    can we get a DIY tutorial on those sweet giant flowers? sooo into that right now.

  41. LOVE the big flowers! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  42. Woah! Do you know where they got their awesome rings?! I’d love to find out!
    Also love the banner idea, a great personal touch. The flowers are rad :)

  43. I love these, too!

    These were inspired by the Brooklyn-based Artist, Eloise Danch, (http://eloisecorrdanch.com/PaperSculpture), who has created hundreds of Paper Flower sculptures and displays around the country.

    Eloise appeared on The Martha Stewart Show last year in a tutorial (video) on how to make these paper poppies as seen in this wedding. Although they are not as gigantic. http://www.marthastewart.com/article/giant-paper-poppy-flower-decoration?backto=true

  44. oh.my.word.
    the giant flowers are just divineeeeeeeeee
    this wedding is so whimsical and colorful
    i love it

  45. Love it; love it, love it

  46. I love the banner idea! What a great way to involve your guests and make its truely unique to your wedding! You could even do the same thing for other big celebrations! Love it!

  47. so, so lovely!!!!!

  48. Oh my goodness! Love those giant paper flowers!

  49. Adore the beautiful invitation and banners! Such a sweet idea to let friends create part of your wedding decor.

  50. What a wonderland of fun. Love everything about this wedding. The oversized flowers are amazing. The banners that the different friends did was genius. The invitation beautiful.

  51. Simply the most amazing wedding. Such a beautiful couple. Love the dress, adore the flowers (a tutorial would be great,) the cake table so delicious to look at, the bow ties charming (where did you find floral bowties?)

  52. wow, LOVE this!
    So sweet and bright and fun!
    those bowties?? oh. my. love!

  53. Wow! This is remarkable.

  54. OMG! I love, love, love the big flowers! How did they make them? I so absolutely must have them for my wedding! I’m getting married abroad and had ditched the idea of flowers because I was worried they’d wilt in the sunshine, but this is a fantastic idea. PLEASE can someone tell me how to make them? Thank you xx

  55. Can I get married again just so my wedding can look just.like.this.?

    I also MUST know where her beautiful ring came from. Do you know???

  56. SUCH a freaking badass wedding!! I LOVE every detail! The canvas sign “Just married” and the gigantic flower centerpieces…every piece of it is marvelous!

  57. Those are, by far, the best centerpieces I have seen.

  58. I I keep coming back to this wedding because it is so refreshing! Still loving all the paper flowers, bright colors, and bowties!

  59. Marvelous! Simply marvelous! May the couple be blessed and always have such creativity infused throughout their lives together.

  60. This is absolutely beautiful. Makes me want a wedding re-do for myself!

  61. Inspirational, gutsy and love your shoes!

  62. Do you rent out the flowers ever?! Would you consider it? I would love to use them for my reception if that is possible at all! THANK YOU!!!!

  63. Wow – one of the most creative & unique events I have seen in awhile. Thank you!

  64. I’m kind of bummed everyone seems to be copying Anna Bond’s work lately. These invites scream “RIFLE” !

  65. Rachel- And isn’t it wonderful to have that inspiration and to take it a lot further.
    Congratulation to this bride and groom on such a charming and colorful wedding.

  66. Creativity, creativity, creativity! You have created a wedding like no one else! Thank you for FRESH ideas!
    I agree with Dance in her comment regarding your invitations. Artists do get their inspiration and take it a step further. I love your invitations.

  67. Thanks Brittany & Paul for such a fantastic idea. My fiancee and I are getting married this fall and cannot wait to incorporate the giant flowers and banners into the wedding. We are going to mail out the banners to all the guests and then display them at the reception. We are also going to use the giant flowers for the bridal party instead of real flowers. Thank you again for such a terrific idea and thanks 100layercake for such cute, simple website that makes a bride to be life a little easier.

  68. Stunning beauty, simplicity and elegance. The dress is absolutely wonderful, there is nothing more appealing to a man than modesty in a bride. I know how much your mom loves you by looking at that wonderful work.
    Your wedding looked like so much fun!

  69. A lot of people ask about the ring, and altough I cannot say who made it, I can say that the design is typically Scandinavian. That kind of ring is quite easy to find in Denmark and Sweden, maybe Norway and Finland to. Any jeweller would be able to make one.

  70. Ooooooo my go…..! What a lovely couple!!! I’m getting married in France next august and I would love have this giant flower in my hand for my wedding! Do you know where can I buy one like this?!
    Nothing looks smiliar on internet….

    Thanks for you for your answer!

  71. super fine!

  72. Grazie articolo molto interessante complimenti

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