Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Meredith & Nick - Pretty as a Peacock

Happy New Year everyone! Whimsical Welcomes had an especially wonderful start to our 2009 weddings. Meredith was a florist's dream to work with. She chose a fantastic color palette of pink, purple, blue, and green - the colors in a peacock feather. Thus, the peacock - with touches of winter - became the "theme" for her wedding. Meredith's sister, a talented graphic artist, also incorporated peacocks into her paper goods - which looked amazing.

Meredith's bouquet was full of gorgeous, lush flowers in pink, lavender, purple, eggplant, and green. We added a wintery touch with silver brunia baubles. Her stems were wrapped in eggplant velvet ribbon. As soon as I have a picture of beautiful Meredith in her stunning wedding gown, I will substitute it for this bouquet picture.

Bridesmaids bouquets were made up of beautiful roses, carnations, ranunculus, and waxflower while peacock feathers with silver wired handles graced the groomsmen's lapels.

We added just a touch of wintery crystals to pew bows of white (for family rows) and purple (for guest rows). The church altar was still beautifully decorated for Christmas.

We used two different types of arrangements on the cocktail tables. Those in the hallway were made from hydrangea or tipped carnations on colored foam. Adorable pictures of Meredith and Nick graced those tables as well. The flowers in the lounge were done in fun bottles in Meredith's colors.

This brightly colored placecard piece was done in an elongated glass filled with layered sisal. Pink, bright green, and purple flowers mixed with ting ting and winter branches filled the vase. We hung tubes of flowers from coils of pink, green, and purple aluminum wire down the sides of the vase.

Bowls of pink, purple and green orchids sitting on "snow" and placed inside a silvery, winter wreath were the first of three types of centerpieces Meredith chose.

Tall arrangements consisted of large pink, purple, and green flowers. We mixed in silvery ting ting, hanging gren beading, white winter branches, and fabulous peacock feathers all sitting in a bed of purple acrylics.

Blue squares filled with a mix of pink, green, blue, and purple flowers mixed with wintery white birch branches - all topped off with a peacock feather - of course!

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