Modern Style at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Modern, Bright Floral Design by Bloom Works

You wouldn’t leave a newly purchased home undecorated. The same goes for your wedding venue. Flowers and decor are next on the I-do list once you’ve locked in the location and date. Luckily, most venues are versatile – meaning this is your opportunity to take a blank canvas and paint it with your story and style. Or, you might want flowers and decor to only lightly enhance the venue’s natural beauty, especially if you’re tying the knot at a scenic destination like the mountains or a historic home. The North Carolina Museum of Art is certainly a stunning venue that brings modern and ancient art, as well as visitors, from around the world to our state’s capital. Light-filled galleries and outdoor sculpture gardens make the museum a versatile venue choice. Keep scrolling to learn how the museum’s floral design arm, Bloom Works, executed this bold and bright floral design.

Textured, Bright Floral Design Adds Warmth

Couples enjoy taking wedding portraits in each of the museum’s art-inspired areas. As an added bonus, NCMA’s on-site event staff and partnership with Catering Works make event planning stress-free. EW Fulcher, lead florist of Catering Work’s sister floral division Bloom Works, added romance and warmth to the museum’s clean interior with a chromatic spectrum of pink, white and green flowers. Floral arrangements with height and texture define the North Courtyard ceremony aisle in clean white boxes. Two ombre hydrangea arrangements placed on gold pedestals mark the altar, set up in front of a lily pad-filled reflecting pool.

Bold and Modern Florals and Decor by Bloom Works

For the reception, Bloom Works decorated circular tables and the bar with low centerpieces – a classy style that allows guests to easily converse with one another over dinner and take in the entire West Building Great Hall.

Emerson white chairs enhance the modern ambiance of the outdoor ceremony space, while ghost chairs, named for their transparent structure, complement colorful reception tables inside. These party rentals are from CE Rental and can be the focal point or easily blend into any space. Blue- and gold-patterned Amalfi China pop against suede Casablanca Blush linens. These decor elements add visual interest to the overall tabletop design. Bloom Works didn’t need to decorate the walls of the West Building Great Hall because they are already adorned with amazing artwork.

Floral Design Costs and Considerations

Flower costs depend on venue, location, season, guest count and the number of people in your wedding party. More bridesmaids equals more bouquets! Decor costs vary greatly depending on venue location, event duration and date, the types of light fixtures, and the time it takes to set up and take down. Start with the decor essentials: tables, chairs, tableware, glassware, china, linens and napkins. From there, elevate your event with drapery, lighting and lounge furniture.

You’ll definitely want bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces. But don’t forget about corsages for special family members or floral arrangements for the ceremony altar and aisle, escort table and entryway. Lastly, consider adorning statement areas of your venue such as fireplace mantles, spiral staircases, outdoor pergolas or the bar.

The brides and real-life couple Yakima Clifton and Destiny Gyant have been together since 2014. Morgan Caddell Photography captured their love and laughter on camera as they moseyed through NCMA’s indoor and outdoor exhibits and event spaces. Destiny sparkles in a Dear Heart Bridal wedding dress from Gilded Bridal in Raleigh. Yakima sports a chic white suit from Bernard’s Formalwear in Durham. Together they look radiant with hair and makeup by Durham-based beauty parlor Posh The Salon.

Wedding Floral Design Tips

Let this be your foundation, not your finish line. Our recommended party rental suppliers have showrooms filled with inspiration and impressive inventories. If the cost of flowers and decor makes you balk, consider their multiple uses. For example, bouquets could double as table centerpieces, and a ceremony arch could also function as a fun photo backdrop for guests at the reception. Our best advice for selecting flower and decor: Pick one color palette, theme or style, and stick to it. The season in which you wedding is set to take place will weigh heavily here.

As this modern styled shoot illustrates, a little color and bold design can make a big impact. Utilize bright shades and unique floral design to make a visual impact. Don’t be afraid to let your vendors think outside of the box!

More Inspiration at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Want to see another bold, modern wedding that utilizes the NCMA’s unique outdoor and indoor galleries? Click here to view an enchanting, black-tie winter wedding in the sculpture garden!

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