Monday, July 6, 2009

Michelle & Jonathan - Wine tasting at NVCC

Michelle and Jonathan are oenophiles - wine lovers - and wanted to incorporate wine into their wedding. They chose a color pallete of purple, lavendar, white and green - which obviously includes the colors of grapes - and ideas that represented their love of wine. I think they did a terrific job. And their favors were wine glasses - what else!

Michelle's bouquet was a gorgeous mix of lavender, white, and green lisianthus finished off with a collar of gaylax leaves. We French braided soft satin lavender and green ribbon around the stems. Jonathan's boutonniere of white lisianthus matched Michelle's bouquet. I thought I had a picture of it, but it seems that I don't.

Bridesmaids carried sweet smelling bouquets of purple, lavender, and white stock with fern. Groomsmen wore matching boutonnieres of lavender stock backed with a gaylax leaf.

The placecard table was located in the entryway. Placecards were each set into a wine cork. In the center of the placecards we used a moss filled, black wire tiered container. In the top level we used purple hydrangea with green grapes. We filled the bottom level with green hydrangea and black grapes. We wanted something reminiscent of wine without using the bottles themselves.

Green hydrangea in green squares decorated with lavender ribbon were used on the cocktail tables outside.

We didn't want to "overkill" the wine ideas, so we designed more subtle arrangments that worked in the wine "colors" idea. For half of the tables, we made topiaries of purple alstromeria and placed them in pots filled with moss. We used pots that looked very old and had a lot of Old World charm. I think they fit in perfectly with a wine theme. Every table number was held by a wine bottle. And on the white sheet of paper that you see placed in the cork, is the story behind the wine bottle on that particular table. What a clever idea!

We used the same Old World style containers for the second centerpieces. This time they green roses tucked inside bunches of lavender hydrangea.

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