There is a perfect time of year for purple, and it has everything to do with lilacs. When those gorgeous blossoms start appearing on the streets and in the market, I start looking for any  excuse to design with them. (Any excuse to smell them, really.)

This spring, I didn’t need more of an excuse than Kara and Bruce’s purple-hued ceremony at Ray’s Boathouse. Lilacs found their way into the playful pomanders hanging from the altar area, as did spray roses, ranunculus, boronia, and dianthus. The way the light bounced off the water and onto the pomanders was primo — nature as the ultimate lighting tech.

The folks at Ray’s do such a great job of creating a warm, welcoming environment for their guests, and I was so happy that Affinity Photography was on the scene to capture the details.

Oh lilacs, until we meet again next year!