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Chelsea & Joe: Fall at The Venetian

The Venetian  *  Garfield, NJ  *  October 12, 2017

Photos by Erin Nicastro Photography

Where does one begin with this fairytale? It had all the magical moments

in one celebration!

I loved the mix of pinks and rich magenta tones we pulled for the bouquets! I used Hanging Amaranths and draping Asparagus Vine to create a naturally cascading hand-tied bouquet for the bride. The movement that happens with a cascading bouquet is so elegant! The silhouette flaired out so stunningly around her ballgown!

For the ceremony, I really wanted to bring as much of the outdoors inside as I could. Inspired by the romantic feel of being in a grassy field outdoors, we created over 50 feet of floral aisle border. Pampass grass, Russian Olive branches, Hydrangea, and Snowberry came together in a stunning display that grew around the entire ceremony. Hurricane candle light added a soft glow through the pathway.

The couple got married in front of our stunning handmade arbor rental, draped in an asymmetrical fabric design and accented with more florals and candlelight.

Oh, and I can't forget the party room! Towering skyscraper arrangements had their moment and rivaled the grandeur of the ball room. The other half of the tables featured low and lush compote arrangements in a mix of dahlias, specialty roses, lisianthus, scabiosia, and other textural components. Tall tapered candlesticks clustered around the tables for more charm. I personally just can't get enough candlelight!

There was really no greater feeling than watching the reaction of this couple and their family! Their reaction of appreciation and joy is what keeps me always pushing limits & loving what I do. I'm so thankful to attract some of the most wonderful & appreciative people to work with, this couple and their family being no exception!

“Hope, you exceeded my wildest dreams. When I met you at Starbucks,  I told Chels and Joe that the passion from your heart shined through. I would hire you again in a second!  You delivered beyond my expectations and brought my daughter all her dreams come true. I could not thank you enough!" -Mother of the Bride

"HOPE IS REALLY THE BEST. Her creativity and talent is beyond words. She gave me my dream flowers and my dream wedding! " - Chelsea, bride

Photos by Erin Nicastro Photography



PS. Here's a photo the team grabbed before leaving setup!

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