Saturday, November 15, 2008

Diana & Bill - Men 'n Trees

This beautiful wedding combined two themes - Fall trees and Sports - along with Diana's colors of purple and orange. It was held in a tent on the grounds of the Pearl Buck House.
I know Diana's family from previously doing her sister's wedding and they are a blast to work with. They are so talented and helped to add so many personal touches to this terrific wedding. Diana's bouquet echoed her color scheme with two shades of purple calla lilies plus orange calla lilies. We glued tiny purple gems to the orange lilies to give them some sparkle. Di's sister Lee Anne loves ranunculus, so we did a bouquet of those for her plus brown hypericum berries. The other bridesmaids carried gorgeous purple and orange carnations also mixed with hypericum berries.

This may be difficult to see, but on either side of the path, leading up to the tent, were bases and bats with baseballs on top. Stenciled on the balls were letters that spelled Bill on one side and Diana on the other. It looked fantastic. The sports theme was carried out in cocktail tables and table numbers.

Bill is a sports fanatic. Cocktail tables held either an arrangement dedicated to the Phillies or the Eagles. Table numbers were those of his favorite players and on the back of each framed number Bill & Di printed out trivia about that player.

The placecard arrangement was made from a large tree branch. The top was hollowed out and I made an arrangement of fugi mums, purple hydrangea, gerber daisies, purple carnations, golden yarrow, purple oak leaves, branches, and cattails. Look closely and you'll see a heart carved out. Inside the heart is carved: Di & Bill. Too cute!!

We did three types of centerpieces also based on trees. Tall vases were filled with pine cones and acorns and filled with branches, orchids , eucalyptus, fugi mums, and gerber daisies.

Low arrangements were done in sections of tree branches that were hollowed out. We filled them with kangaroo paws, mums, spray roses, purple carnations, and safflower with a cover of angel vine.

Another low arrangement was made in a glass bowl filled with angel vine, acorns, and pine cones. Flowers included Asian lilies, asters, mums, lisianthus, and freesia. The head table, not pictured, was decorated with fall garland and three carved pumpkins courtesy of Diana's father. Each pumpkin sat on a "slice" of tree stump. One even had their carved monogram in it. It looked terrific!

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