Beautifully Bright Summer Wedding Design at Lauritzen Gardens

Styled Shoot
Opulent florals and elegant details find their perfect setting at lovely botanical space
Written by
Sherri Hildebrandt

Oh, summer has clothed the earth In a cloak from the loom of the sun! And a mantle, too, of the skies’ soft blue, And a belt where the rivers run.

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Our bride rises like a summer blossom in the urban oasis of Lauritzen Gardens. Lavish Flower Design created her midsummer’s day dream of a bouquet and floral installation including Toffee roses, white hydrangea and peachy Café au Lait dahlias.

Less is more in this pristine cake by Omaha Cake Gallery, flecked with edible gold flakes for sophisticated glam. The sumptuous garland restates the floral palette with blooms such as blush butterfly ranunculus, white Majolika spray roses and peach stock. 

This unconventional centerpiece scales new heights on an intimate table for four. Each place setting is pretty as a picture, with gold-rimmed chargers and white china topped by a pastel-pink linen napkin neatly tucked in a pearl-enhanced napkin ring. On linens like a sunwashed summer sky, gold flatware with assorted candles and votives add a warm glow.

Dainty Pearletta earrings put a modern twist on a classic; the European crystal pearls complement her pearl-edged “Paloma” veil. Exquisite hand-painted cookies by The Flour Shoppe Cookie Co. bear a frosted bouquet, each one a mini-masterpiece. A barely blush envelope lined with gossamer floral watermark brings the first breath of summer, a taste of the nuptials to come. 

Face-framing tendrils bring the romance to our bride’s elegant updo and understated makeup. Her gown, “the MP” from Antonio Gual, is a light silk shantung strapless with a scooped neckline and bias-placed tucks, with skirt pleats that open to a deep slit.

Our summer garden flourishes indoors and out: A hand-painted bottle of Champagne is a novel, and thoughtful, gift for the newlyweds. A pyramid of glasses is at the ready for guests to enjoy the bubbly as they relax in the al fresco lounge amid nature’s greenery and more luxurious florals.  


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Omaha, NE


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