I Must Have Flowers, Always and Always
The Swan House in Atlanta
Love and beauty reflect one another. Both feed the soul and, just as love knows no bounds, beauty’s bounty is endless. What better place for the two to intertwine than at a wedding inspired by Monet’s gardens of Giverny.
Atlanta’s Swan House offers a striking backdrop for this ethereal wedding; architectural symmetry juxtaposed with floral majesty. Every detail yields to nature’s unrestrained touch. The bride’s natural beauty is crowned by an Untamed Petals tiara, tangled with crystals bound by gold. From the bride’s Berta bridal gown, trellised in floral detail to her Emmy London shoes, embellished with botanical designs, every element echoes Monet’s words when he said, “I must have flowers, always and always.”
Monet believed nature to be at its most beautiful when it was allowed to grow freely. Just as romance conjures up a frenzy of emotion, the bride’s bouquet is a frenzy of beauty, with sweet peas, scabiosa, dahlias, and tulips effortlessly tangling together. As the floral centerpiece overflows on the table, buds of pink and lavender traipse along the table. Muted tones of lavender and mauve silks add a sense of serenity to the setting.
Monet abandoned his garden to an unconstrained abundance of flowers. With nature as his muse, Monet’s masterpieces were inspired by the untouched momentary effects of light and color. This naturalist wedding lent itself to that same inspiration, abandoning itself to the mysterious beauty that only nature possesses, existing as a masterpiece, itself.
Design + Styling: RSVP Events | Photography: Morgan Franklin Creative | Venue: The Swan House of The Atlanta History Center | Paper Goods: Owl Post Calligraphy | Hair + Makeup: Erin Ryser | Cake: Vanilla & The Bean | Floral Design: Forage Botanical | Bridal Gown: Elite Pour La Vie | Bridal Shoes: Emmy London | Headpiece: Untamed Petals | Textiles: Alanah Textiles | Tabletop Rentals: White Glove Rentals | Candles: Creative Candles | Menswear: The Black Tux | Ring: Rough Luxe Jewelry | Ring Box: Davin Jewelry | Bride Model: Karlie Moss | Groom Model: Darvee Beard
Raela is a Nashville wedding planner with a love for intentional, curated wedding design. Contact us for more information on wedding planning and design or creative direction for editorials.