Beautiful Hanging Florals for a Wedding

A beautiful barn wedding at the Carmel Mission Inn

I started working with this couple about 10 months in advance of their wedding. They had most of their vendors booked already but were looking for guidance on wedding design and pulling all of their plans together to make the wedding a success. 

Hanging wedding floral arrangement

Their biggest struggle was design, which is pretty common for couples. The bride really wanted a fun, casual barn wedding; however for the reception she wanted something unexpected and elegant. The bride also wanted a massive head table because the couple both had 10 people in the wedding party and naturally they all wanted to sit together. Their guest count was just at the capacity for the venue, so we had to get a little creative to make everything work without feeling cramped or crowded at the tables. The bride also wanted to have orange and coral in the design as they were her favorite colors.


We decided to incorporate a nice soft palette of dusty light blue and grey green with pops of coral and orange. 


The couple had the ceremony in a meadow filled with sheep and adorable baby lambs. Amazingly none of the cute little animals interrupted the ceremony! The bridesmaids all wore a beautiful soft dusty blue gown that was complemented by bright bouquets. The colors really popped in the countryside setting. 


To keep the crowded barn space comfortable for guests we decided to elevate the floral arrangements and have them hanging above the large head table in the middle of the barn. The other guest tables were kept small with wooden box arrangements to compliment the hanging installation. For a touch of elegance, we added a large hanging brass chandelier to the hanging floral arrangement. We used a mix of hanging potted plants and macrame hangers to give it a casual feel while remaining eye catching. 


After the beautiful dinner and toasts, we moved the party to the small barn at the Mission Ranch. The band, the Lucky Devils, brought down the house with a fun mix of blues, pop, and rock that left everyone in the crowd dancing the night away.  




Bride getting her hair curled on wedding day in Carmel

venue Carmel Mission Ranch Bride surrounded by bridesmaids during their getting hair and make up time groom and groomsmen walking through Mission Ranch heading toward ceremony Mother of the Bride tying up Brides Dress on wedding day

Brides wedding dress Bride and Bridesmaids holding bouquets at Carmel Mission Ranch

bridesmaid and groomsman walking down the aisle at Mission Ranch in Carmel Bride and Maid of Honor Bride and Father of the Bride walking down the aisle at Mission Ranch Bridesmaids lined up for the ceremony at Carmel Mission Ranch in Carmel CA

Small Floral Arrangement at Cocktail hour in the barn at Mission Ranch in Carmel Cake with Oragne and coral florals on dessert table Place Setting at Mission Ranch Brides Bouquet in Vase on table

Head table at wedding reception at Mission Ranch in Carmel Hanging Floral Arrangement over head table Hanging floral arrangement with brass chandelier over head table Hanging potted plant arrangement over head table for wedding  Table number and centerpiece bar floral arrangement for wedding Couple kissing at Sunset in Carmel at Mission Ranch Couple kissing in front of field of sheep at Mission Ranch couple at the end of wedding night

Vendor List: 

Photography: Brandon Scott Photography

Video: Josh Harney Productions

Venue & Catering: Mission Ranch Carmel

Florals: Fleurish Floral Designs 

LInens: La Tavola Linens

Invitations and Day of Stationary: Little Bird Paper Company

Entertainment: Lucky Devils Band

Dress: Haley Paige

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Black Tux

Planning and Design: Pocketful of Plans


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