Recently, social media was buzzing with news about Sophia Richie's wedding to Elliot Grainge, the founder of 10k Projects music record label. The wedding was a grand affair featuring stunning details, including the floral arrangements used throughout the event. Sophia Richie, known for her impeccable taste and style, did not disappoint with the choice of blooms. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the flowers used in Sophia Richie's wedding and explore what made them unique.
The picturesque venue featured a romantic outdoor setting that was transformed by the expert floral designers, Roni Floral Design. The floral arrangements were a perfect complement to the natural surroundings, it was dreamy, glamorous complimented the overall aesthetic of the venue. The primary flowers used in the arrangements were white roses, which symbolize purity, innocence, and new beginnings -- undoubtedly perfect for a wedding. The expertly chosen roses were balanced with a mix of greenery and other delicate flowers in hues of cream and pale pink. Together, these blooms created stunning arrangements that enhanced every aspect of the wedding day.
The bridal bouquet was a simple, single flower bunch of lily of the valley. It was petite and timeless. Another famous bride, Kate Middleton, carried lily of the valley at the royal wedding. This delicate white flower has long been associated with new beginnings and was a symbol of happiness, purity, and sweetness in the Victorian era. Additionally, lily of the valley is said to bring luck in love, making it the perfect choice for any bride. The bridesmaids carried bouquets that coordinated with the bride's bouquet in whites and greens. They were balanced with garden roses, parvafolia eucalpytus, and honeysuckle vine, while the groom and groomsmen adorned their suits with white spray rose and parvafolia boutonnieres to match.
The aisle entrance is whats stopping everyone in their tracks. Incredible, fluffy clouds of blooms and greenery frame the stairs at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. We've zoomed in and out of all the photos we could find! From what we can see, the stark white blooms throughout look like faux cherry blossom arbors where real blooms have been intertwined. Under those trees, trails puffs of white and greens floral installations. The perspective in which you look at the installation, make it look completely different, adding another layer of interest. They are botanical and lush, filled with garden roses, spray roses, white phalenopsis orchids, peonies, fragrant stock, white hydrangea and lime green viburnum All those florals are then cushioned by and tucked into babybreath, trailing plumosa foliage and touches of eucalyptus, varigated pittosporum and foxtail ferns. From some angles you can see the addition of a potted white flower tucked among the clouds, possibly petunias. This was mirrored throughout the ceremony, down the aisle all the way until the Chuppah, where white phalanopsis orchids took centre stage, behind the bride and groom, of course!
There isn't too much we can see about the reception florals. We do know that the table centerpieces stayed cohesive with the rest of the wedding's color palette. The delicate blooms were kept low to the table, allowing guests to enjoy the ambiance and easily converse across the elegant table settings, a standard practice for most wedding tables.
If you want to witness a mesmerizing timelapse, watch floral designers during their setup, this one would be nothing short of amazing, we're sure. We've done weddings where we worked tirelessly through the night, and we've been awestruck by weddings that took a week to set up. Florists create their decor based on one crucial factor: time. With ample time, you can get by with a smaller team, but if time is scarce, you'll need a ton of hands on deck to pull it off. This particular wedding had an outdoor ceremony during the spring months, which meant everything could scorch in the sun. Therefore, it's likely the setup was done on the day of the wedding.
Sophia Richie and Elliot Grainge's wedding was absolutely stunning, to say the least! The attention to detail, particularly with the flowers, was truly impressive. If we were invited to the wedding, we most definately wouldn't have left the stoop - glued to the stairs, we would have partied all night surrounded by those flowers. It's always fascinating to see extravagant weddings and dissect how people choose to incorporate floral arrangements from different parts of the world. Seeing both familiar and unfamiliar designs is truly inspiring! Can't wait to see who gets married next!
Photo by German Larkin