I’ve got a soft spot for the Broadmoor Golf Club. There’s something about it that feels, well… soft. The front doors close slowly and quietly, the carpet in the foyer is thick beneath your feet, the honey-hued dining room is intimate, and the people working there are always so darn nice. I’m always happy when I get to do a wedding there.

For their October wedding at Broadmoor, Shanley and Marc chose a timeless floral design scheme of rich ivory and white, enlivened by green foliages, and accented with soft (there’s that word again!) sand tones in the reception. Maidenhair fern and scented geranium foliage are great for creating subtle green elements. Bonus points for hanging amaranthus and scabiosa pods, some of my favorite textural ingredients.

Curly willow and white dendrobium orchids flank the bride and groom during a ceremony at Broadmoor, by Floressence

Almost blending in with the natural surroundings, but perfectly not quite

The couple had their hearts set on an outdoor ceremony — understandable, given the gorgeous grounds. We built a massive almost-arch of curly willow interwoven with white dendrobium orchids and were so happy for this sweet couple that the rain held off! Sean of Affinity Photography worked his usual magic and took this stunning shot of the arch off in the distance, framed by fall foliages.

Michelle Bernard of Married with Michelle used her skills to make everything that much better. All in all, this wedding was a highlight of last fall!