Enchanting White Hydrangea Wedding Flowers by Petal & Oak Florist Raleigh, NC
There’s a magical moment on your wedding day that you experience when everything falls into place. When you realize that all of your anticipation has been fulfilled by the hard work and love of your vendors. For us, that moment came in the form of hydrangea wedding flowers designed by Petal & Oak florist in Raleigh, NC. It was a hot summer day at the Historic Wakefield Barn for the Heart of NC Weddings flower and decor editorial. And yet, Petal & Oak brought refreshing shades of ivory, green, blue and lavender blossoms to cool us down. Lead by award winning floral designer, Joseph Barnes, this team of NC wedding vendors quite literally took our breaths away. Let your imagination run wild with this garden inspired wedding design full of botanical motifs. From the newlywed entrance to the best man’s toast – Petal & Oak’s floral and decor designs promise an elegant backdrop or centerpiece for all of your wedding day memories.
This editorial was featured in our 2020 Heart of NC Weddings print edition, and features a roster of our recommended vendors. The photos are by Sammie B. Photography. We’d like to give a big thanks to our models, Raleigh lifestyle blogger Amanda Deflavio and her partner, Ben Jones.
Multi-Purpose Hydrangea Wedding Flower Staircase by Petal & Oak
Aside from being astonishingly beautiful, this hydrangea wedding flower staircase by Petal & Oak can be used in many different ways! Visible from every angle of the Historic Wakefield Barn ballroom, this lush staircase could serve as a romantic wedding ceremony backdrop. Or, to achieve that ‘Cinderella Moment’ you and your new husband or wife could perform a dramatic reception entrance! We also love the idea of setting up your sweetheart table or head table underneath the waterfall of hydrangea wedding flowers. Each white hydrangea blossom and piece of greenery was carefully placed. At one point during setup, we were afraid that florist Joseph Barnes was getting too close to the edge! He kindly reassured us from the top of the staircase with his warm smile and humble demeanor that he’d be just fine. There’s a reason Petal & Oak is one of the best florist companies in North Carolina!
Garden Themed Table Decor with White Hydrangea Centerpiece by Petal & Oak
At the bottom of the cascading hydrangea wedding flower waterfall, awaits an enchanting, garden themed table. To start, the white hydrangea centerpiece is absolutely breathtaking. Whispers of lavender and green drip out between the cloud-like white hydrangea blossoms and fall toward a candle lit tablescape. The white hourglass wedding chairs from Party Reflections complement the white hydrangea theme and pop against the blue velvet linens. As our eyes travel up from the bottom of the table, you’ll notice an exquisite blue and white porcelain urn from Petal & Oak. Blue china chinoiserie is a classic nod to Southern style and our region’s love of patterns.
Not only is Petal & Oak an incredible Raleigh florist company, they also have an impressive inventory of everything wedding rentals. From wedding arches to luxury lounges, Petal & Oak even has Triangle university themed items for college sweethearts! In this stunning design, each table setting features blue china chinoiserie and a mini succulent! We love the idea of succulent wedding favors for a garden or botanical inspired wedding.
Custom Table Number and Menu by Blush & Blue Designs
We cannot move on without obsessing over these custom table numbers and dinner menus by Blush & Blue Calligraphy and Designs. Owner and artist, Maria Denisco carried the botanical motif of Petal & Oak’s design into her paperwork. Look closely and you’ll notice delicate leaf etchings on the vellum overlay and a vintage floral, gold wax seal. Art and paper details add another whimsical layer to every wedding experience. From invitations to dinner menus, Blush & Blue will give you a product that elevates your entire wedding design.
Elegant Wedding Fashion from Gavin Christianson Bridal and Bernard’s Formalwear
It’s only fitting that our bride wear a gown to match the classic white hydrangea wedding flowers by Petal & Oak. Her Casablanca wedding dress from Gavin Christianson Bridal salon in Durham, is the perfect combination of sexy and soft. From the plunging neckline to the light and airy A-line skirt. When the cathedral length train of this dress falls down the staircase alongside the hydrangea wedding flowers it’s pure magic. Our bride’s beautiful wedding hair and makeup was designed by Bella Trio Day Spa and Salon. The finishing touch on her bridal day look is elegant earrings and rings from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.
Think the bride is stunning? Well she might have met her match with this handsome groom. He looks distinguished in a classic black and white tux and bow tie from Bernard’s Formalwear. We love the way his white and green boutonniere designed by Petal & Oak pops against the black satin lapel. The final accessory to our groom’s wedding day attire is a smart, formal watch from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry. Together, this bride and groom are the definition of wedding elegance.
Larger than Life Love Stories Captured by Sammie B. Photography
Like many mass productions such as plays or sport games, your wedding design will cover quite an expansive area. It’s important to find a photographer who can translate the sheer size of your special day into beautiful photos! Not only can Sammie B. Photography capture beautiful, small detail shots and intimate close ups – she can photograph your entire wedding ceremony or reception in beautiful landscape portraits. Wide shots help convey the wedding scene in it’s completeness. Memories of looking out at a room full of everyone you love, captured on film for you to cherish forever. Our team is in awe of Sammie’s amazing ability to photograph this voluminous design by Petal & Oak.
Alas, we conclude Petal & Oak’s hydrangea wedding flower blog with a slow dance between the bride and groom. Together they twirl beneath the graceful, bell-shaped ceilings of the Historic Wakefield Barn. Once a fully-functioning dairy barn, the barn retains its original structure with updated, chic chandeliers and shiplap. Although Petal & Oak’s design only adorned one corner of the barn’s ballroom – we can just imagine the Historic Wakefield Barn filled with the love and laughter of your upcoming wedding party.
For more barn wedding decor inspiration, check out Paige and Kristine’s real wedding at The Barn of Chapel Hill! Click here.