This Syon Park Wedding Is A True Explosion Of Color

December 2, 2022 | justine

Nada and Macarios knew that they wanted a timeless celebration infused with their vibrant and playful vibe. Using a fresh spring color palette, their florist Shilpa Reddy created some of the most whimsical arrangements that perfectly complemented the grandeur of their glasshouse venue. A true explosion of texture and color, their Syon Park wedding was everything they envisioned and more. With their amazing team of vendors by their side, they definitely pulled it off in style.

For their ceremony, they put a sentimental and personal spin on tradition by choosing to tie the knot at the church the groom grew up in. After exchanging loving vows, a spectacular reception followed at the Syon Park Conservatory. Show-stopping wildflower arrangements filled every corner of the space, while gold decor added a touch of glam to the dreamy aesthetic. On top of the stunning setting, the magnificent glass dome allowed them to wine, dine, and dance under the stars. 

There’s an undeniable sense of magic in bringing the wild floral garden indoors. Every detail and moment of this Syon Park wedding will leave you with plenty of ideas for your own flower-filled soiree. So scroll through these breathtaking photos–captured by Alla Luna Photography—to see exactly what we mean.

The Couple:

Nada and Macarios

The Wedding:

Syon Park, London

How Their Syon Park Wedding Came To Be

I trained as an architect. It’s my job, so the venue was really important to us. We must’ve seen 25-30 spaces, but nothing felt quite right. The moment we stepped into the conservatory at Syon Park, we just knew it was the one. We were both fascinated with the idea of getting married in a glasshouse—seeing the sunset as we had dinner and candlelight twinkling on the glass. It’s exactly the kind of crazy space we love to scout out for our dates together at the beginning of our relationship. We’re proudest that the wedding reflected us to the very core. It was all really magical for us. I suppose it’s the overarching feeling of being surrounded by everyone we love. We made sure to be in the moment, present, and be constantly aware that these memories will last our lifetime.

Why They Chose A Vibrant Color Palette For Their Syon Park Wedding

As a designer, I work with a great deal of color and texture, constantly avoiding the trending beige and whites for bold color combinations. We wanted to up the ante and carefully curate layers of texture and colors for our wedding. We often said to vendors, “I want to be the only white thing at the wedding,” and “we want it to look like a meadow exploded all over it.” Our florist, Shilpa Reddy, really came through for us on this. She completely embraced the concept, and there we had it—little meadow explosions full of wildflowers on every table.

Why They Chose A Vibrant Color Palette For Their Syon Park Wedding

As a designer, I work with a great deal of color and texture, constantly avoiding the trending beige and whites for bold color combinations. We wanted to up the ante and carefully curate layers of texture and colors for our wedding. We often said to vendors, “I want to be the only white thing at the wedding,” and “we want it to look like a meadow exploded all over it.” Our florist, Shilpa Reddy, really came through for us on this. She completely embraced the concept, and there we had it—little meadow explosions full of wildflowers on every table.

Finding The Right Vendors Was Key To The Success Of Their Syon Park Wedding

We were lucky to have found such incredible vendors who bought into our vision for the day. We did a lot of research and shopping around to find the right team. We wanted vendors who loved what they did because we knew this would reflect in the wedding. We tried to opt for smaller businesses rather than larger ones. Each one took the brief and ran with it, bringing their individual flair and expertise to the table. We were in very good hands, and they each added another dimension to our day.

How They Set Their Wedding Budget

Trying to put a number on our wedding day was a very hard thing to do. One school of thought says, “you only live once, it’s your special day.” The other asks, “how much is reasonable to spend on one day?” We were certainly torn when trying to decide and were very lucky to have help from our parents, as is the tradition in an Egyptian wedding. Macci and I sat down together and wrote down a list of priorities in terms of what we wanted for the next five years. We then assigned the money accordingly. For us, that meant ensuring we had enough for the house and a rainy day. The rest went to the wedding fund. There is no hard and fast rule. You have to make the right choice for yourself and choose together.

The Bride Made Their Wedding Cake

I had to make my wedding cake. People told me I was mad at baking two days before the wedding, but I’ve always loved baking cakes. I started my baking business three years ago, and I couldn’t bear the thought of someone else baking that cake when it’s what I love to do most. Between the two of us, we designed the flavor combinations together. We brought together our favorite flavors and decoration ideas from all the cakes I’ve made (and Macci helped me to deliver) through the years.

Advice From The Newlyweds

Nothing is too big of a disaster. It won’t feel like it at the time, but it all does work out in the end. For example, our original florist dropped out just two weeks before the wedding. I was convinced I’d never find someone last minute. But there is a solution to everything, and honestly, the florist we ended up with knocked the original one out of the park. Never let anybody make you feel like you’re being too picky or encourage you to compromise on what matters to you. I got this one a lot. I’d been told to go with the flow and not concentrate on the details. The thing is, I’m a designer. It’s my job to think about how things flow and the journey through the day, to notice the small details in the layering of the space. Macci also had his own non-negotiables with things like the wedding car and music. It was really important for us both to respect what is important to one another and to work hard together to make it happen. You only get to do this day once. Make sure it is perfect for you.

Giving Away Sustainable Favors

For the reception, wild meadows of wildflowers ran along and above each of the tables. We wanted our guests to be able to take these home! So we gave little fabric pouches filled with wildflower seeds so they can plant them at home and think of us!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Alla Luna Photography
Ceremony Venue – St Marks Coptic Orthodox Church
Reception Venue – Syon Park
Floral Design – Shilpa Reddy Flower
Catering – Seasoned Events
Cake – Little London Bakery
DJ – DJ Maj -ik
Live Music – MK and the Misters
Videography – Charlie May Video
Makeup Artist – Verity Samson
Wedding Dress – Emma Beaumont Atelier
Groom’s Apparel – Kibiru Abu


Congratulations to Nada and Macarios on their vibrant flower-filled Syon Park wedding. And a big thank you to Alla Luna Photography for capturing all the swoon-worthy details soon-to-be-wed couples can use as inspiration.

Whether you have a laid-back affair or a grand celebration, florals add a dreamy feel and elevate the romantic vibe of your wedding. Wedding flowers will take up a significant portion of your budget, so you must work with a pro who understands your vision. With the expert guidance of your florist, you can choose the best blooms to make your dream wedding a reality.

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The Gardens Of Tuscany Inspired This Atlanta Wedding

December 1, 2022 | justine

Drawing inspiration from the gardens of Tuscany, Morgan and Chris brought the beauty of Italy to Atlanta using a romantic color palette, show-stopping florals, and timeless ensembles. These swoon-worthy details, combined with the old-world charm of the mansion and lush greenery of the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center’s historical grounds, resulted in a dreamy affair to remember.

Their garden ceremony featured elegant Louis chairs and an aisle lined with ground florals, leading to a lush floral arch perfectly framing the moment the couple said their vows. Following their sweet “I dos,” they made their way to the great hall, where a stunning reception awaited. Dramatic drapery, a floral chandelier, and cascading tablescape greenery were the standout features that beautifully tied everything together. 

If your idea of a dream wedding includes a gorgeous mansion surrounded by manicured gardens, then this is the perfect inspo for you. Keep scrolling to see all the exquisite details that’ll sweep you off your feet, all captured by Hellen Oliveira.

The Couple:

Morgan and Chris

The Wedding:

Callanwolde Performing Arts, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

How Their Gardens Of Tuscany Inspired Atlanta Wedding Came To Be

The inspiration for our wedding came from our love of gardens and flowers. We thought of infusing the dreamy, chic, and effortless vibes of Tuscany into the design of our wedding. We knew Callanwolde would be the perfect place to bring our vision of a garden wedding to life. Our talented vendor team transformed the garden with Louis chairs, beautiful pink and cream flowers lining the aisle, and lush green foliage to the birch square arch. And for the reception, dramatic draping drew the eyes to the floral chandelier while the tables were adorned with greenery garlands and candles.

Going For Timeless And Elegant Attire For Their Atlanta Wedding

One of our favorite parts of the wedding was the fashion. “Less is more” was the motivation behind the fashion and beauty of our wedding. I chose to wear a form-fitting dress from Bridals by Aimee. It was ivory with stunning crystal detailing interwoven into the flowers on the top, and a veil from Mexico to live for. My “bride babes,” as I refer to them, wore gorgeous artichoke silk dresses with cowl neck halter tops—very chic and effortless vibes for the garden. As for Chris, he wore a clean, classic black tux custom-made from the Miguel Wilson Collection. His groomsmen wore a custom version of a classic black tux from the same collection.

Showcasing Their Caribbean Culture Through Music And Food

We wanted to infuse our cultures into the wedding because I am Trinidadian, and Chris is Jamaican. So we chose to serenade our guests during cocktail hour with a live steel drum player and added Caribbean dishes to showcase our heritage. 

Advice: Pace Yourself And Trust Your Vendor Team

Before you start the planning process, pray over your spirit, as it will get tested for most. The idea is to make it to the altar, so you’d like to start as relaxed as possible. Understand that even with the best intentions, there are things that are beyond our control. Just realize that the most important thing is the union and the fact that you both are excited and willing to be one forever. That’s the beauty of it all. But definitely, your planner and the rest of your trusted vendor team will help you and your fiancé navigate this process more effortlessly.  

The Wedding Team:

Photography + Videography – Hellen Oliveira Photography 
Event Planning – Jazmine McFarlane
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Callanwolde Performing Arts
Floral Design – Britt Wood Designs
Catering – Endive 
Cake – Cakes by Lameeka
Officiant – Dr. James O. Montford
DJ – Press Play Productions
Live Music – Brandon Crocker
Invitation Design – Paper Truly
Makeup Artist – Wilinda Rhodes
Wedding Dress – Bridals by Aimee
Groom’s Apparel – Miguel Wilson Collection


Congratulations to Morgan and Chris on their gardens of Tuscany inspired Atlanta wedding. And a big thank you to Hellen Oliveira for capturing all the gorgeous details couples who’ve just started on their wedding planning journey can use as inspiration.

A garden wedding like this can easily be brought to life with a beautiful venue, lush florals, and a talented vendor team. From choosing decor and color palettes to preparing for rain, check out our guide for ideas to help create the perfect garden wedding.

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How to Coordinate With Your Wedding Party

November 30, 2022 | riley

There’s a lot that goes into wedding planning, specifically wedding attire. Trying to coordinate the groomsmen with the groom and the bridesmaids is quite the feat. Luckily, CON.STRUCT is here to make the job much easier. With color palettes that match some of the biggest bridesmaid dress companies out there (think Dessy, David’s Bridal, and Azazie), you and your wedding party will be dressed to the nines.

How To Coordinate With Your Wedding Party

Determine Your Color Palette

When it comes to determining your color palette, there are a few things to take into consideration. From the seasonal blooms to the venue where you’re tying the knot, these can help you determine the right color palette for your special day. 

Once you have a few colors in mind, it’s time to narrow it down. Most couples typically opt for one to two primary wedding colors, which you can then use for your bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen accessories. Luckily, no matter what you end up deciding on, CON.STRUCT has a wide range of colors, from neutral to bold.

Choose Bridesmaid Dresses

Speaking of bridesmaid dresses, once you have your primary colors picked out, it’s time to think about what the bridal party will wear. Choosing these before groomsmen helps make shopping for accessories–such as ties and pocket squares–a piece of cake. CON.STRUCT has taken it a step further by matching their accessories perfectly to dresses from Dessy, David’s Bridal, and Azazie. That means you don’t have to worry about the colors looking mismatched in photos.

Solid Satin Tie; Solid Satin Pocket Square; Solid Satin Pre-Tied Bow Tie

Choose Groomsmen Outfits

Now it’s time to think about the groomsmen! Keeping it simple for the suits allows you to match easier and play with pops of colors. If the bridesmaids are doing mismatched dresses, you can even consider doing one suit color and different colored accessories to match the bridesmaid that they’re walking down the aisle with. Don’t be afraid to shy away from color if you’re looking to make your big day bright and colorful.

Solid Stretch Knit Blazer; Solid Stretch Knit Vest; Solid Cooling Performance Stretch Dress Shirt

Coordinating Wedding Party Inspiration

Dress pictured: Azazie Kalea

Dress pictured: Dessy TH087

Dress pictured: Azazie Rylee

Now you’re ready to coordinate with your wedding party! For more groomsmen inspiration, check out these groomsmen suit ideas for wedding style!

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