Saturday, June 27, 2009

Amber & Josh - Sunny Sunflowers

Amber wanted simple flowers for her wedding. Since sunflowers and daisies are her favorites, it was easy to make this happen. We made Amber a bouquet full of white daisies, Viking mums, and mini sunflowers interspersed with greens.

Josh wanted something unique and natural looking. So we made him a boutonniere of hosta leaves and lambs ear. We wrapped the stems in textured silver wire to match Amber's silver ribbon wrap on her bouquet.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets of staggered mini sunflowers and greens. We made the groomsmens' boutonnieres out of Viking mums, which I think look just like miniature sunflowers.

The flower girl wore a halo of white daisies. She carried one single sunflower to which we added streamers. The wedding rings were tied to the streamers, which was Amber's idea!

The unity candle arrangement that I made for them doubled as the decor for their sweetheart table. Since it was so pretty, this was a great idea for displaying this arrangement throughout the entire wedding.

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Amber was using long tables for her reception dinner so we set up little cubes of wheatgrass which we planted with yellow and white daisies and Viking mums. The cubes ran down the centers of the tables. We think they looked adorable.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Staci and Billy - Pink and Green Gathering

Staci and Billy are an adorable couple and were a dream to work with. They wanted to use a bright combination of hot pink and green. Their ceremony was held at St. Eleanors in Collegeville and their reception at Rivercrest CC in Phoenixville. Poor Staci was so sick during the week before her wedding, but I heard that it didn't stop her from having a fabulous day. Staci's bouquet was made up of Malibu roses, green lisianthus, hot pink ranunculus, and blush bouvardia. We wrapped her grandmother's lace edged handkerchief around her stems. I thought this was a lovely touch.

We tried to make Billy's boutonniere a little more creative by adding ribbon, bouvardia, and florets from the Bells of Ireland to his Malibu rose. I liked how this came out and hope to do more in the future.

Bridesmaids carried a mix of alstromeria, Bells of Ireland, and gorgeous hot pink snapdragons. We couldn't bear to cut down the snapdragons - which Staci loved - so we arranged the bouquets in a more unusual manner. And they turned out to be a hit - yay!!

A large arrangement, surrounded by the placecards, greeted guests in the entryway of Rivercrest. Sitting upon a cylinder made up of pink and green layers, we made an arrangement of ti leaves, hydrangea, fugi mums, gerber daisies, hot pink roses, green roses, party balls, and ting ting. It was a colorful surprise to all who entered the reception.

Fun little arrangements of mini gerbers and green roses with hot pink triple pins in them, plus bear grass and lily grass were set up on the cocktail tables. We tied green and pink polka dotted ribbon around hot pink bud vases.

We made a hot pink and green flowered "wish bowl" for guests to drop in notes for Staci and Billy. I started it off. The little sign to the right explained what to do. To the left were framed pictures of family members at their weddings.

We planned for two types of centerpieces on Staci's tables. Half were made up of two sizes of glass rectangles filled with alstmeria, hot pink snapdragons, and lime green mums. We used hot pink acrylics in the smaller vases and a soft, silver ribbon around the central vase.

Pretty mixes of pink alstomeria, pink tulips, pink gerber daisies, lime green mums, white limonium, white hydrangea, and hot pink roses graced the other half of Staci's tables. Silver ribbon ran up the sides of the large glass squares.

We found spray roses to match the watermelon pink ribbon wrapped around the layers of the cake. We mixed them with green roses on the top layer. Yummmmm...looks good!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Angela & Matt - Chic Cescaphe

This was my first time at Cescaphe and WOW - what a place! It is fantastic. Angela wanted to use a color pallete of bright pinks, black and white which looked fabulous in there. Her bouquet was a mix of two shades of pink roses and blush dendrobium orchids. We did a fun boutonniere for Matt made from the same orchids, pink wire curls, and pink textured wire. Bridesmaids carried hot pink roses which looked terrific against their black dresses. And we filled glass vases with various shades of pink and white larkspur for church. Of course my pictures were much too dark so you'll have to use your imagination. Angela was a dream to work with. I look forward to seeing professional pictures of her amazing wedding.

We used dark pink hydrangea on the cocktail tables.

The sweetheart table sported smaller versions of the hydrangea and rose squares that were on the gues tables.

We made three different arrangements for Angela to fit in with her oval and round shaped tables. Tall arrangements were a mix of hydrangea, orchids, roses, and larkspur. We added black with branches and marbles. Small vases of pink hydrangea or rose petals decorated the tables at the base. On round tables we filled squares with hydrangea and roses. And finally arranged orchids in squares up the damask table runners provided by Erin Proud of Proud to Plan.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Val and Michael - Bubbling over with joy

Thanks Val and Michael for allowing me to have so much fun with your wedding. Val wanted bright colors for her color pallete and we made that happen with lots of bright flowers, fruit, and bubbles. Hot pink, orange, and yellow roses made up the base of Val's bouquet. Stephanotis were then spread throughout the roses each with a pin of orange, pink, or yellow in it. Michael's stephanotis boutonniere contained the same colors. Bridesmaids each carried a smaller bouquet of one color of Val's roses with the groomsmen matching of course.

Bubbles first appeared on the cocktail tables. Roses and mums sat atop squares of red bubbles.

We used three types of centerpieces including high and low pairs of fruit filled centerpieces - limes, lemons, and oranges. Our third centerpieces were each filled with bubbles of a different color lit up with an underwater light and contrasting alstromeria. The colors literally lit up the room.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Becky & Chris - A labor of love

This wedding was a labor of love for me because it was for family. I thought it would be fun to use the pictures of family as model for the flowers that we did. We did the personal and church flowers for Becky and Chris because Mendenhall Inn included all reception flowers in their package. And they did a great job too, using many of the same flowers that we did. Even though this picture is small, and I am the worst photographer on the face of the earth, I love it. It's a picture of my brother-in-law Gary walking my niece Becky down the aisle. It was my first look at her with her bouquet. Her smile lit up the room!

Chris' boutonniere was made from one of the roses from Becky's bouquet. Becky looked so pretty. Her bouquet of pink and ivory roses contained scattered rhinestone sprays. They looked wonderful with the rhinestones that edged her veil and lovely gown.

My beautiful niece Sarah, Becky's sister, was one of the bridesmaids. She was the only one who wore her hair down and it looked outstanding. She's carrying a bouquet of pink and ivory roses, freesia, and Ladies Mantle. They really popped against the green dresses.

Underneath all of that hair is my really good looking nephew - Andy, Becky's brother. He was one of the groomsmen.

My mother-in-law looked beautiful. Her dress was so pretty. Hard to believe that she's 82 years old! We made her a wrist corsage of white spray roses and a boutonniere for "Pop-pop" to match.

St. Dorothy's in Drexel Hill is a beautiful church in which Chris grew up. We created very, very full altar flowers in whites, pinks, and greens. If you'll look very closely, you'll see some white peonies in there. Those are from my garden. I wanted to add a piece of "family" to Becky's flowers. We surrounded the two altar candelabras with garlands of greens, white and pink spray roses, and soft satin ribbon. The family rows were decorated with pink hydrangea and bows.
We had a blast at Mendenhall Inn. I took pictures of my daughter and her husband and my son and his girlfriend. However, they turned out really dark, or I would have included them. By the way, my son's girlfriend Kate caught the toss bouquet! I can't wait to see what happens next.