FEATURED WEDDING: NANCY AND SHANE PHOTOGRAPHED BY THE RAMSDENS / by rawan rihani

I finally realized that I've been hiding so many gems of my work and so much beauty and inspiration that deserves to be shared, so I am finally featuring some of my favorite weddings thus far in the days of working as Aurora Botanica.  

Nancy and Shane are friends of mine, I met Nancy in my early days in New York, having just quit the fashion world, I took up odd jobs including waitressing, and met her on my first day on the job.  Once we started talking, we connected immediately almost as if I had already known her long time! Even though I hated that job, I love that I took it because I gained a beautiful friend.

So when she asked me if I would do her flowers for her wedding, I was deeply honored. I asked her what were some of her favorite flowers and overall mood for the wedding, and she gave me the reign to create for her.  I know Shane is a writer and they both have a passion for vintage, rustic romantic style, so I channelled my inner poet whilst making her bouquet and floral pieces. 

 

Aside from her bouquet, I also created her veil with silk chiffon and a vintage lace trim, hand sewed the trim on a few days before her wedding day, and has also fit her stunning vintage edwardian lace wedding dress to fit her just right. 

 

The Ramsdens captured the spirit and essence of the magic in the air on their special day, and I am honored to share their stunning photographs of their special day. They married at the Lady Chapel in Purchase, NY on a brisk and sunny early Spring day. 

Nancy wore the Gabriella veil we created for her, a vintage dress from Gossamer and a lush bouquet with wild jasmine.

Nancy wore the Gabriella veil we created for her, a vintage dress from Gossamer and a lush bouquet with wild jasmine.

Nancy's veil was made detachable so she could remove the veil and enjoy her crown for the rest of the celebration!

Nancy's veil was made detachable so she could remove the veil and enjoy her crown for the rest of the celebration!

Shane's boutonniere was made with spray rose, fern and lavender clipping and wax flowers to compliment Nancy's bouquet and crown. 

Shane's boutonniere was made with spray rose, fern and lavender clipping and wax flowers to compliment Nancy's bouquet and crown. 

I used wild cascading jasmine, hellebores both white and tinged purple, plumosa, ferns, ranunculus, and sweet smelling and spiraling garden roses which were the perfect compliment to her vintage and pure romance vibes.

I used wild cascading jasmine, hellebores both white and tinged purple, plumosa, ferns, ranunculus, and sweet smelling and spiraling garden roses which were the perfect compliment to her vintage and pure romance vibes.

All photos were taken by The Ramsdens. 

All photos were taken by The Ramsdens.