A Fabulous Floral Fete Featuring Bright Tulips and Brilliant Design
Ashley walked into wedding planning with a wish for something different, and man oh man did she deliver. Taking inspiration from art deco destinations, she used bubblegum pink and vivid greens in a way only an artist’s eye could have envisioned at her reception. The Birmingham Museum of Art was the perfect canvas for Carlos and Ashley’s striking, stem-filled celebration. If you’re a fan of bright color, tulips, and lovely design, we can guarantee you won’t be able to look away.
Get ready to be inspired by the art installation vibes of Carlos and Ashley’s Big Day, beautifully captured by Eric & Jamie Photography.
The Bride and Groom
Just months after they met, Carlos moved overseas…all the way to Germany. Despite the distance, Ashley and Carlos knew their spark was worth sticking it out. They continued their love story long distance until Carlos returned stateside. Just a year after he returned, he asked Ashley to be his bride.
Pretty Pink Papers with Floral Flare
Ashley sent a soft pop of bubblegum pink to friends and friends, inviting guests to her Birmingham soirée with delicate floral details.
Walking in a Work of Art
The first cue to eye-popping colors to come was not-so-subtly hidden under Ashley’s lush gown layers.
Airy and Elegant
Ashley’s hand beaded gown and all-white bouquet beamed with bridal beauty as one of the few, flawlessly colorless combinations of the day.
Still maintaining a monotone motif before the reception’s colorful surprise, the bridesmaids mixed and matched neutral colors while carrying white tulip bouquets.
A Timeless Tux
Carlos walked out looking head-to-toe handsome with a lovely white boutonniere.
Traditional Church Nuptials
Beyond bold, large-scale floral arrangements, the pair continued a neutral scheme at their ceremony for traditional nuptials that created quite the unique juxtaposition with their vibrant reception.
Stem-Filled, Suspended, and Stunning
If bright tones and perfectly styled tulips make your heart sing, Carlos and Ashley’s reception just might be your personal happy place. With tulips suspended from the ceiling and draped throughout the room, their reception brought a whole new meaning to bright greenery.
An All-White Canvas With Colorful Accents
Stark, white draping, chairs, and tablecloths in the bright, airy room allowed even the smallest touches of green to stand out with splendor.
Florals Dazzle the Dinner Table
Hydrangeas with hanging tulips decked out the dinner table.
Modern Garden Party Touches
Other tables greeted guests with vibrant floating floral arrangements perfectly packed with color and movement.
Pink and Green Petal Place Cards
Ashley carried the pink petal pattern on her save the date onto petite, tented place cards for her reception.
Signature Drinks Served in Style
The bar served lively signature drinks, like a strawberry lime margarita and a lemon drop on the rocks, that paired perfectly with their colorful ambiance.
Buttercream and Bubblegum Pink
Pops of bubblegum pink punctuated layers of buttercream frosting in swoon-worthy wedding cake.
Darling Chocolate Dessert Table
If wedding cake wasn’t enough, a decorated dessert table filled with tulips tempted guests to grab a chocolate sweet.
A Spectacular Getaway
The newlyweds waved goodbye to their magnificent museum reception in a vintage car that made for a stunning grand exit.
Cheers to the vendor team that brought their Big Day to life:
Wedding Planner: Becky Baker of Becky's Brides
Photography: Eric & Jamie Photography
Videographer: Holloway Productions
Lighting/Draping: Design Productions
Linens: Decor to Adore
Chargers: BBJ Linen
Chairs: Event Rentals Unlimited
Entertainment (via East Coast Entertainment): Luis Trevino (cocktail), The Time of Your Life
Ceremony Venue: Canterbury United Methodist
Reception Venue: Birmingham Museum of Art
Florals: Hothouse Design Studio
Wedding Dress: Heidi Elnora Atelier
Earrings, Veil & Hair Piece: Sara Gabriel