Cat and Nic are a down-to-earth couple who exude a pure, contagious joy. “They spend their time exploring national parks and hiking together, so their love for that was brought into the vision for their wedding,” said florist Megan McManus of Fleur de Vie Studio. The couple pictured an eclectic aesthetic of desert and sunset hues and a sense of wildness and whimsy. Enveloped in mountain views, Cat’s family estate became the oasis the couple had been dreaming of.
Fleur de Vie filled the backyard of lush trees and flowering shrubs with bright colors, earthy elements, organically designed wildflower displays and meadow-style installations—namely the welcome sign and ceremony nest. The nest, which was repurposed at the reception to adorn the sweetheart table, created a sunset gradient from yellow to peach to hot pink to lavender, matching the design of the brilliantly wild bridal bouquet.
“The bouquet was full of abundance, texture, movement and bright, beautiful blooms,” said McManus. To maximize the carefree feel, the team chose a wealth of “floaty” blooms to dance as the wind blew. The arrangements offered an array of unique, in-season flora, featuring dahlias, ranunculus, snap dragon, chamomile and Queen Anne’s Lace.
Cat and Nic also incorporated their collection of rocks from their various adventures for a sentimental touch and an added nod to Mother Earth. “Our thought was to give our friends and family a part of our history and have them put their love, energy and wishes into these rocks during our ceremony,” said Cat, “so we would then be able to have these rocks with us as we go throughout our life and marriage.”