There is something profoundly romantic about weddings in early summer. The tender greens of spring have not yet lost their luster, and the flowering garden blooms bring forth a kind of graceful elegance that so effortlessly captures the pure essence of June. Add to this the ethereal glamour of flowing white gowns and wispy veils dancing in the breeze, and some of us might easily give way to a rapturous momentary swoon.
For a fresh taste of wedding inspiration, I highly recommend checking out the signature creations of mother-and-daughter floral designers Pat Roberts and Sherry Spencer—Victoria’s beloved 2011 Artists-in-Residence. Based in Madison, Virginia, these talented proprietors of Pat's Floral Designs are deeply passionate about making stylish arrangements that are both meaningful and memorable for their clients. Fashioned with an abundance of seasonal blooms, wild flowers, fruits, and vines, their compositions focus on natural beauty and an appreciation for the unexpected. Enjoy~
Photograph, bottom left: Kristen Gardner. All other photographs: Jen Fariello.
—Jeanne de Lathouder, Associate Editor, Victoria magazine