Roger Williams Botanical Gardens

Photography by Lea St. Germain

Published in the Bliss Celebrations Guide Magazine (excerpt below)

The vibrancy of lush botanicals set the stage for this Moroccan-inspired styled shoot.

Nestled between Africa and Europe, Morocco is noted for their intricate architecture and incredible use of vibrant colors. “I really fell in love with the Botanical Gardens at Roger Williams Park because the greenery was a perfect fit for our Moroccan-style vision. The tropical plants captured the feel of Northern Africa and played perfectly into the décor,” Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD Creative described. Partnering with SYB Events and New Leaf Flores, they transformed the Botanical Gardens into a mecca of Moroccan style. Three seating areas were styled to highlight architectural and interior design aspects of the culture. Every immersive detail made you feel as though you were actually in Morocco. Oranate lanterns hung like chandeliers above the low head table, while the cocktail table was draped with linen in a mosaic tile print. New Leaf Flores sourced textural blooms in vibrant fuchsia, orange, and purple to enhance the tropical foliage in the garden. The explosion of color was balanced flawlessly by the surrounding botanicals and gilded décor.

Planning, Design: EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design

Floral: New Leaf Flores

Décor, Lighting: Exquisite Events

Catering: Russell Morin Catering & Events

Linen, Rentals: Peak Event Services

Men’s Fashion: Aldo’s House of Formals

Bride Gown: Bella Bridal Shoppe

Photography: Lea St. Germain

Venue: Roger Williams Botanical Center

Cake: MD Bakehouse

Fashion: Arias House of Style & Bella Bridal

Paper: Bella Figura Letterpress & Invitations & Company

Beauty: Faces by Sophan & Maricruz Hairstyles

Models: Maggie Inc

Videography: JPOD Videography

Planning: SYB Events

Roger Williams Botanical GardensEdna Dratch-Parker