A Discussion of Details
Our Tailored Twig quite often gets to be part of a wedding that people refer to as the love of a lifetime and friends wish them a lifetime of happiness.
Rarely do we have the unique pleasure of working with a couple whose love extends beyond the grave!
Recently, we had the opportunity to be part of an All Hallows Eve creative shoot with a couple whose love will last an eternity.
Fun concepts for a creative stylized shoot give our Tailored Twig design team the chance to work even farther out of the box than we normally do. We can work with exceptionally unusual elements, especially when the couple is out of this world.
The creative shoot was the concept of Arianna J Photography and VibeChaos Productions, who both love Halloween.
The pair took our Tailored Twig team to a remote wooded area outside of Sarasota to Mayakka, an area known as Wandering Woods. Shot just after sunset the styled shoot has a dark and dreamy feel.
Our Tailored Twig design team created two headpieces and a one of a kind bridal bouquet for this wedding with a “Day of the Dead” feel.
The inner workings and wiring of a mattress were used to create the wraps for the couple’s headpieces and to add texture and structure to the floral enhancements.
The groom’s headpiece was designed with foraged branches adding height. Dried seed pods were added to bring in a deep rich color which popped against the coal colored bones and skulls of the headband.
The bridal headpiece incorporated many of the same elements and we added some delicate Spanish moss and Jackpot Thistle for some softness and texture.
The bride’s oversized, asymmetric arm sheaf bouquet was a killer that perfectly complimented her headpiece and attire. Long slender foraged branches supported a cascade of deep burgundy kangaroo paw. Sharp spikey green and white thistle added to the unique textures, with a pop of brightness coming from the shades of purple in the Gladiator Allium.
No bridal bouquet would be complete without a little bling and adding a skull was just the right touch.
Congratulations to the not so happy couple, we wish you an everlasting love.
Our Tailored Twig design team loves working with couples to design beautiful focal points and ceremony structures for their wedding day.
In many cases, especially where the couple’s wedding ceremony and reception are in the same location, these hand tailored design elements can be repurposed to highlight the sweetheart table or wedding cake.
Lux And Intimate
Marysse and Bradley’s luxurious wedding was hosted at the beautiful Sage restaurant in downtown Sarasota.
Their intimate wedding ceremony was held on the rooftop with spectacular views of the Sarasota skyline.
Their rooftop wedding ceremony was dressed in gold, with gold chivari ballroom chairs and two tall brushed gold metallic trumpet vases flanking the couple as they exchanged their wedding vows.
The trumpet vases overflowed with spectacular florals that included pink and white roses, spray roses, lilac and astilbe.
During the couple’s cocktail reception, the two gold vessels were relocated to the reception space where they were placed on either side of the rustic wooden sweetheart table.
Romantic and Rustic at the Rialto
Chelsea and Matt’s wedding at the iconic Rialto Theatre in the historic Tampa heights section of Tampa began with the couple exchanging their wedding vows under a rustic trellis.
This romantic, yet rustic creation combined gold columns with a distressed wooden trellis, a thick garland wound its way around the structure. The garland included seeded eucalyptus, burgundy roses and striking king protea, a theme that was carried throughout the wedding.
As the room was transformed for the evening's wedding reception, the ceremony structure was repurposed as a beautiful focal point over the couple’s sweetheart table.
Monochromatic and Memorable
The Oxford Exchange was the location of Jenny and Jeff’s Tampa destination wedding. This wedding’s décor included a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony in the venues glass covered conservatory.
The room had a black and white checkerboard pattern floor that was set with high gloss black chivari chairs. Tall gold vessels were filled with lush monochromatic white florals which were placed along the center fountain as a décor element and then later placed atop long reception tables.
Repurposing elements of your wedding ceremony décor is an excellent way to add an additioanal focal point and luxurious details to your wedding reception.
How does a guy with absolutely no floral design experience become one of the most important parts of our Tailored Twig floral design team?
Nash, originally from Artemisa, Cuba, is a former Mixed Martial Arts fighter and had a school in Cuba where he taught 28 students. He previously worked as security in bars and there are not a lot of flowers there.
It’s pretty simple, Nachiell (Nash) de Santis is our floral design teams nuts and bolts guy, our warehouse manager!
Nash loves to build things, especially out of wood and metal; so he is a major part of creating our structures for wedding ceremonies and sweetheart tables.
And while Nash is for the most part a behind the scenes guy, we wanted to learn a little bit about Nash.
Nash is absolutely an outdoors guy. When we asked him what his last meal earth would be he answered “Not food, I would drink mead from a horn!”
In his free time, Nash likes to travel outside the city and enjoy nature with his two pups Kiara and Johnny. Kiara is a German Shepherd – Lab mix and Johnny is an Akita mix.
When it comes to travel, music and reading, Nash’s taste is all outdoorsmen too. He prefers the cooler weather of fall and winter. His ultimate travel destinations would be Norway, Denmark, Scotland and Ireland, it’s something about the mountains that draws him in. Nash’s taste in music runs from Dark County to Irish folk.
On the more serious side, Nash loves to give back. He was a former volunteer firefighter in Sarasota and headed to Miami after hurricane Irma to help with hurricane relief.
When we asked Nash about his secret, or no so secret obsession he gave us a very Nash answer. “A secret is a secret.”
One of the absolute best things about Nash is that he is always putting others first, always checking in to see how he can help out, and always, always, always keeping us smiling.
Nash is the very lighthearted, sweet, “tough guy” of Tailored Twig, and we are thrilled to have him as part of the team.
A show stopping structure for your wedding ceremony is sure to be Instagram worthy and set the tone for the weddings design story and our Tailored Twig team cake make that a reality.
Gone are the days of the basic white garden arches. Wedding structures can take on the personality of each couple and include sample elements of the décor to be found throughout the wedding.
Modern and Metallic
Amanda and Brad’s modern styled wedding at Tampa’s historic Orlo incorporated multiple tall brushed gold tone vessels with an explosion of greenery and white botanicals. These asymmetric creations were set against stark white flowing drapery.
The gold tones continued along the aisle in modern geometric vessels filled with similar greenery and floral.
The ceremony structure stood out against the clear acrylic ghost chairs that continued the modern design elements.
A Little Boho
Keri and Chris’s incredible beach wedding at the Longboat key Club incorporated a pampas grass wedding structure that fluttered in the gulf breeze.
Rustic wooden benches and an aisle layered with woven rugs brought the boho chic wedding vibe together.
A luxurious clear acrylic chuppah was the style selection for Allison and Matthew’s Selby Gardens Jewish wedding ceremony.
Clear acrylic columns held a canopy of white flowers with dozens of white phalaenopsis orchids cascading down.
This lush, monochromatic white color story popped against the clear elements of this beautiful wedding.
Out of This World!
A May the 4th, Star Wars themed wedding required an out of this world wedding structure.
Emily and Robert’s Selby Gardens wedding ceremony was set under enormous banyan trees. Their matte finish metallic, modern structure was wrapped in a swirl of rustic, textural banyan root with hanging amaranthus and a pop of color from the blue dendrobium orchids.
Ashley and Derek’s destination wedding on the beach of the historic Don Cesar incorporated a mix of modern and rustic natural elements.
Their wedding chuppah incorporated tall ceramic earth tone vessels supporting live bamboo. Soft greenery and pink and white flowers topped the vessels while a canopy of billowing white fabric creating a canopy for their waterfront Jewish wedding ceremony.
Beautiful wedding structures inspired by each couple set the tone for amazing things to come.
Be sure to reach out to our Tailored Twif design team to discuss adding a fabulous wedding structure to your wedding ceremony.