The bride, Rachael Bozsik Johanson, tells us more about it: “For our 30 person intimate yet over-the-top fairytale wedding, I decided to use over 1,500 gorgeous David Austin white wedding roses – Leonora, Patience and Purity. We used the white roses on staircases, mantles, the ceremony arch, tablescapes, and hanging from the ceiling … everywhere you turned our wedding was dripping with gorgeous blooms. Our guests were blown away by the floral displays and snapped pictures to share with friends. It felt like we were in a gorgeous English garden. It was just perfect.”
Rachael had a very specific idea for her bridal look and worked with concierge bridal stylist The One Gown to track down a vintage 1950s Dior gown at auction, which was reworked by LA bridal tailor, Chynna Pope. “On my wedding weekend I felt like a Parisian ballerina, with my hair in a little chignon and wearing my grandmother’s jewelry,” explains Rachael. “I deeply believe in vintage fashion - it tells a story and provides a legacy for years to come.”
Rachael’s Parisian ballerina vibe was woven throughout the wedding design and our classic roses added sophisticated elegance. Careth Leining of Stems Flower Design created dramatic rose-filled designs to bring a sense of luxury to Wheatleigh, enhancing the historical setting and vintage styling details. We particularly love the spectacular overhead rose display, suspended above the reception table, that added a feeling of intimacy as the couple and their guests enjoyed a cozy candlelit dinner.
If you are inspired by Rachael’s wedding vision and would like to create a fairytale David Austin Wedding with 1,500 roses, speak to your chosen wholesaler and see how you can make a grand and memorable floral backdrop for all aspects of your client’s wedding day.
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