Updated: Apr 30, 2018
526 Blooms. 3 sets of hands. 16 hours. 1 Beautiful Bride. That's what went into creating magic for Brooke + Travis' mountain top wedding.
Local. Downtown Bryson City NC
Population of 15,000 + elevation 1,752.
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with wildflowers, streams and part of the Appalachian Trail. This small town will give you the true meaning of small town hospitality. Board The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad train and take a ride through the beautiful mountains. September through October the streets fill with people who come to get a glimpse at the most beautiful leaves as they change there color over the season. I bet they didn't expect to see Brooke + Travis strolling the streets. It was the icing on the cake.
Wild. Pulling unexpected "wild" into arrangements for surprise elements is a Sweet Stems signature. Brooke's desire to have natural garden shape bouquets allowed for us to have freedom with her arrangement. Texture and movement are the key traits of a garden arrangement. We love to layer out flowers so you have to really look to capture all her beauty.
Romantic. Hand dyed silk + crisp November air + breath taking views. Their Bed and Breakfast venue, The Hemlock Inn, was cozy, quaint and filled with so much love. Is there anything more romantic than getting married on top of a mountain surrounded by family + friends? Nope!
Lush. Amaryllis - One of my favorite flowers, maybe its because they remind me of growing them as a child. Planting bulbs in Terra-Cotta pots and watching them spring from the dirt like magic. That's exactly how we grew these planting bulbs, and carefully nurturing them to grow up and steal the show.
P.S Did you know?!
In a hurry to make a bloom pop? Boil hot water and pour inside the hollow stem for 30 sec, and wait for the magic.
Forged. I am all about pulling items from the woods + friends'/families' yards for
arrangements but Brooke + Travis topped me on this department. Yes Makers Mark!!! Why you ask?!? A true southern tradition. Southern folklore says that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married, it won't rain on their wedding day. According to many believers, this must be done exactly one month before the wedding, the bottle must be completely full, and it must be buried upside down to ensure maximum weather persuasion. Looks like it worked because it was an absolutely beautiful day!
Photographer : Angie Mcpherson Photography