AN EXPERIMENTAL UNION - CATHERINE AND AARON / by rawan rihani

One of theee main reasons why I love doing wedding florals is because each wedding is truly one of a kind.  It is a collaboration, and a union not just for the couple, but for me to express and connect to the couple and their aesthetic, their personality in a sacred artistic way.

Catherine and Aaron came to me to do their flowers, they both being artists, had particular ideas in mind that they were working on, and so a collaboration was in the making!  I was open to experimenting with them, and the result turned out to be super cool, and so unusual, breaking traditional wedding arrangements and thinking out of the box.... but in the box!  Wait you'll see what I mean----

 

      For a color palette, they had created it already before coming to me.  They came up with an artistic palette of lilac purples, warm french greys, greens, and flourescent yellow. I found flourescent yellow dahlias, and lots of lilac and grey toned florals in forms of pampass grass, clematis, amnesia roses, alium flower, and pulled in lots of ivy and eucalyptus to bring the green tones in.  They expressed to me that they were attracted to the way flowers look on the other side of a lucite / clear surfaces, how the flowers can become abstracted on the other side of a surface, touching the 2 dimensional plane.  We created arrangements inside lucite light boxes and the result was modern- exciting, and created a very graphic, bold and futuristic look.

 

 

FLOWERS AGAINST LUCITE
FRESH FLORALS LIGHT UP IN AS EXPERIMENTAL CENTERPIECE ARRANGEMENTS

FRESH FLORALS LIGHT UP IN AS EXPERIMENTAL CENTERPIECE ARRANGEMENTS

Aaron and Catherine, also designed and created a teepee that would function for the wedding "arbor", and they created it so I can fill the lucite poles with flowers.  This was so special making a colorful and futuristic take on a teepee, that looked like it was made of glass, it was truly mesmerizing and pretty and fit the venue's  (The Roundhouse, in Beacon NY) aesthetic so well, with all their glass windows and super high ceiling.

LUCITE FLOWER TEEPEE

LUCITE FLOWER TEEPEE

BOUTONNIERE WITH TURTLE FIGURINE TO RESEMBLE THEIR PET TURTLE

BOUTONNIERE WITH TURTLE FIGURINE TO RESEMBLE THEIR PET TURTLE

LIGHT FIXTURES AND LIGHT BOX FLORALS FOR CENTERPIECES 

LIGHT FIXTURES AND LIGHT BOX FLORALS FOR CENTERPIECES 

CATHERINE'S BOUQUET

CATHERINE'S BOUQUET

The couple also have a pet turtle, and realized they couldn't bring him along for their special day, so we added a turtle figurine on the groom's boutonniere to symbolize his presence!

It was too good! I hope to collaborate more with artists because this became an unexpected wonder! 

Check out more of the couple's experimental art at : Catherine: www.dafne.work and Aaron Duffy: www.specialguest.co/