A Floral Fantasy at Lake Lanier's "Venetian Pier": Fuchsia, Hot Pink, and Purple Blooms with Floating Candles for an August Wedding

Explore the magic of a vibrant August wedding at Lake Lanier's "Venetian Pier" with stunning fuchsia pink, hot pink, and purple blooms. Discover how Flowers by Impressions used Lisianthus, hydrangeas, dianthus, and eucalyptus to create breathtaking arrangements, including a magnificent floral arch and elegant centerpieces with floating candles. Dive into the beauty and creativity that made this wedding a memorable floral masterpiece.

Event Overview:

Date: August

Location: Lake Lanier "Venetian Pier"

Theme: No specific theme but a request for bold colors

Color Scheme: Fuscia pink, hot pink, and purples

Event Scale: Large, with an emphasis on a striking floral arch, centerpieces, and other decorative elements.

Client's Request:

In August, Flowers by Impressions was contacted by a bride-to-be who had a clear vision for her wedding flowers. She reached out ten months before her wedding, seeking a wedding florist capable of delivering a vibrant, colorful floral experience for her special day at the stunning Lake Lanier "Venetian Pier."

The bride requested a large floral arch adorned with fuscia pink, hot pink, and purple flowers, along with cohesive floral decorations throughout the venue, including centerpieces with floating candles and compote arrangements. The wedding was to be a visually stunning, colorful August celebration.

Florist’s Solution:

  • Initial Plan: The wedding ceremony was initially planned to take place at Peachtree Falls at Lake Lanier. The design included a grand floral arch and multiple vibrant floral arrangements to create a cohesive look.
  • Execution:
  • Floral Arch: A large floral arch incorporating mixed roses (four types), lisianthus, hydrangeas, stock, dianthus, and three types of eucalyptus was created. The arch was designed to be a focal point, combining the requested colors to create a stunning visual impact.
  • Centerpieces: Elegant centerpieces featuring floating candles and compote arrangements were designed to complement the overall aesthetic and enhance the reception decor.
  • Bridal Bouquet and Boutonnieres: These were crafted to match the vibrant color scheme, ensuring every floral element was consistent and beautiful.

Challenges and Adaptations:

  • Preparation Time: The team arrived 5.5 hours before the ceremony to ensure every detail was perfect.
  • Final Setup: Despite the rain, the relocation to the Venetian Pier resulted in an even more beautiful setup than initially planned. The large floral arch became a highlight, standing out against the picturesque lake backdrop.
  • Memorable Arrangements: The floral arch, which took five people to complete, and the centerpieces with floating candles were particularly memorable. The team's effort and creativity shone through, transforming potential setbacks into stunning successes.

Challenges and Adaptations:

  • Weather: On the day of the event, rain threatened the outdoor ceremony at Peachtree Falls. Quick thinking and pre-planning allowed the florist to seamlessly relocate the ceremony to the Venetian Pier, which, although floating on water, provided a unique and stunning backdrop.
  • Logistics: The floating nature of the venue required extra caution. The team had to be meticulous in setting up the arch and centerpieces to avoid any materials slipping into the lake.
  • Water Source: The lack of a water source at the Venetian Pier meant the team had to bring clean bottled water to ensure the centerpieces remained fresh and vibrant.

Client Feedback:

While the bride was not available to provide immediate feedback, she expressed her love for the arrangements afterward. The visual impact and the smooth handling of last-minute changes left a lasting impression.

Florist’s Reflection:

This wedding was a testament to Flowers By Impression's ability to adapt and deliver under pressure. The unique challenges of a floating venue, combined with weather unpredictability, showcased their dedication to ensuring the client's vision was realized. The stunning floral arch and vibrant arrangements not only met but exceeded expectations, making the day unforgettable for everyone involved.

Areas Served:

Buford, Lawrenceville, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Gainesville, Braselton, Dacula, Duluth, Flowery Branch, Hoschton, Peachtree Corners, Lilburn, Norcross, Doraville, Chamblee, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Dunwoody, Tucker, Atlanta and surrounding areas.