ASHLEY + MASON | COUNTRY LANE LODGE WEDDING | DES MOINES, IA WEDDING FLORIST
Ashley and Mason wed on a bright, beautiful Saturday afternoon at Country Lane Lodge in Adel Iowa.
Ashley poses with her court of beautiful bridesmaids, each holding a bouquet of blush and white roses and eucalyptus. Ashley asked for a crown of small flowers to encircle her locks of dark hair that curled and fell beautifully to frame her smiling face. Ashley and Mason put so much heart and passion into all the details of their day. The bridesmaids dresses were so in-trend with this season’s wedding styles and looked so light and comfy as they easily flowed and swayed in the gentle Iowa breeze this day.
Lynda, of Lavender Blue Floral is more than thrilled to get to place the flower crown on the bride’s head! So much time and heart goes into every single piece we create, and sharing that joy with the wedding couple is a priceless moment!
Bride Ashley stops to “smell the roses” on the beautiful wooded property at Country Lane Lodge. The rustic venue has so many outdoor areas that are perfect to tell the story of your wedding day and show the bride and groom in a natural, relaxed environment.
So many smiles and bursts of laughter were caught by photographer Brooke Cagle. It was obvious that they shared many memories of time spent together as Ashley dreamed of the day she would marry her prince. The families involved in this day were so fantastically gracious and appreciative of every detail that came together to make it extra special. As the florist, I typically don’t get the chance to share moments with the bride and groom like a planner or photographer might. Usually, the time that I arrive on the site to start placing flowers and hanging floral arches, is the time that everyone is scurrying to prepare for pictures to start. Every hair is being placed and pinned, every cheek is being highlighted, and each eyelash is being accentuated with care . For the brides who decide to do a “first look” photo, these moments are culminating in the set up of introducing the soon to be united couple. Hands of fathers are grabbed and eyes of grooms are quickly covered as the bride passes thru in her wedding gown and freshly coiffed curls.
Ashley and Mason start off on their marriage adventures today and their faces show their feelings about that. Surrounded by loving family and friends, they are off to start a brand new chapter of their lives, so full of hope and excitement. The attention to details by the bride and her family were clear evidence of their priorities. For them, it is all about faith, hope, and love, and we could not have been more blessed than to be a part of their celebration.
Venue: Country Lane Lodge
Florist: Lavender Blue Floral Artistry
Photographer: Brooke Cagle -@brookcaglephotography