When it comes to spring wedding trends in 2020, why not consider pussy willow? As a kid growing up in rural Alberta, I remember these willows being a sure sign of spring. So I hit the road, armed with rubber boots and clippers, and began foraging. When I had gathered enough, I brought my collection of branches to Flowers by Janie. Together with Beyond the Proposal, she transformed these silver-gray catkins into large, eye-catching arrangements. The end result was natural, sculptural and picture-perfect.
From Flowers by Janie
I used pussy willow alongside blooms like spirea and sweet peas to create a stunning, suspended installation. I included a variety of roses (antique garden, amnesia and sweet escimo) together with apricot ranunculus, lavender tulips and blackberry scoop scabiosa. Foraged pussy willow branches tied the ceiling install together with the floral runner. Beyond the Proposal designed the breathtaking tablescape with rentals sourced from Modern Luxe.
A focal area
Because the foyer of the restaurant is filled with natural light, we created a focal area there. Using the sculptural, “Jennifer” chair from Modern Luxe as a centrepiece, we fashioned a wall of pussy willow around it. An installation like this would be perfect for bridal portraits or a photo booth at a real wedding. Our bride Victoria proves this point! Read about the floral details on Flowers by Janie’s blog.
Finally, I hope these spring wedding trends in 2020 inspire you to think organic (yet dramatic) when planning your celebration? Thank you to The Nash for hosting us in their pretty, light-filled venue.
The day was captured on film by Castaño Media on Vimeo.
Planning & Design: Beyond the Proposal
Floral Design: Flowers by Janie
Rentals: Modern Luxe Rentals
Videography: Castaño Media
Hair & Make-up: Glamaway Beauty
Cake: Pretty Sweet
Gown: Jack Sullivan Bridal from Blush & Raven
Accessories: Joanna Bisley Designs
Stationery: Bexley Design Co.
Bride: Victoria from Mode Models International
Here’s a detailed article on throwing your wedding at The Nash, if you’d like to see.
Spring wedding trends in 2020 captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker