Moving along with our series about all of the ideas that made Marnie and Jamie's wedding truly unique, today our bride will focus on all things decor and floral.
Danielle Rowe, of Brown Paper Design, is a bride’s dream. She has serious design chops, and no shortage of terrific ideas. She also has the ability to adapt her aesthetic for each project, so your wedding reflects your personality and preferences. When I described the decadent but unfussy look I wanted for our New Year’s Eve nuptials, she immediately framed it as a “1950s supper club.” It was the perfect description.
Our wedding had two distinct parts, and Danielle designed a different look for each. The ceremony took place in an intimate church, where Danielle bedecked the doors with “X” and “O” carnation wreaths and clustered hurricane candles atop the pillars lining the center section of pews. She also created swoon-worthy custom feather bouquets and boutonnieres for our bridal party.
For the reception, Danielle sprinkled the tables in a confetti floorplan, and used various linens and overlays to create five different looks. She designed three centerpieces: an oversized puff of peonies, smaller puffs of single varietal peonies and carnations, and a smattering of single blossoms. Since I’d fallen in love with the paper flower trend, Danielle worked my crush into the décor by alternating paper and real flowers in the arrangements. All together, the tables were so varied that it felt as if no two were alike.
Danielle proved to be unflappable. She rescued the grim bathroom with cheerful old photos of New Year’s Eve. She laced carnival lights through the ceiling beams, and stacked shelves behind the bar for candles. She even sent a paper flower posy to the church for my rehearsal.
Best of all, six months after the wedding, I’m still enjoying Danielle’s designs. There’s a puff of paper flowers on my desk, and Jamie’s boutonniere is off at the framer’s. I’m debating whether or not to store my feather bouquet with my gown or keep it within reach. In our wedding photos, there’s proof that our guest picked up the paper flowers and added their party horns to the centerpieces. No surprise, they had as much fun playing with Danielle as we did.