AIMÉ BLANCHETTE & SCOTT HOGAN
FROM AIMÉ: As a florist, I’ve seen trendy palettes, classic palettes and bright palettes. But I had yet to do a wedding that mixed both bright and moody. We wanted our palette to ooze fun, and I really feel we achieved that, with mustard yellow, emerald green, dusty rose, soft pink and other jewel tones. Scott is a carpenter with his own side business, so he made the arch and I sourced the mustard yellow velvet. Of course, the flowers were very important, so I spent many nights trying to decide what blooms to pick for the wedding. I wanted something bright and fun, but with enough deepness to mute and pop certain blooms. I left the design of the arch entirely up to Ali, the owner of Stôk Floral and Design, and it turned out incredible. It was a tough decision to do a first look. Initially it felt like we were taking something away from the guests by having this moment just to ourselves, but we wouldn’t change the way we did it: it was Scott, myself, the photographer and a rabbit (!), surrounded by trees. Doing the first look filled the rest of the day with ease and excitement. During the cocktail hour it was so much fun seeing friends and family spread across the town hall green and pavilion. Scott had built lots of games for everyone to play and seeing all of his hard work come to fruition was great. Throughout the evening, Scott and I would take little moments to stand back and watch everything. We’ll remember those moments forever.