Sunday, August 30, 2009

Laura & Mario - A Royal (blue) Couple

Laura wanted bright, beautiful colors with an underlying accent of royal blue for her wedding at Normandy Farms. I think the results were fantastic. I loved how the blue made the other colors of purple, lime green, yellow, bright pink, and orange, really glow. And I really enjoyed designing a couple of new ideas for her wedding. Laura was a delight to work with and together, we came up with some terrific "bright ideas" for her wedding.

Laura carried a colorful bouquet of beautiful summer flowers.

Mario wore a pocket garden boutonniere. We made him an extra one in case his got squashed from all of the hugging.

Each bridesmaid carried a bouquet made up of one of Laura's flowers plus blue delphinium. There were also bouquets of yellow freesia and orange Asian lilies. Each groomsman's boutonniere matched the bouquet of the lady he escorted.

A very light pomander with a array of satin roses for a very young flower girl. And a very light "box" for their three year old ring bearer with matching satin roses.

Because of the previous day's storm and the threat of rain on Saturday, Laura opted to have me put her ceremony flowers in a vase instead of making an arch spray. Luckily, there was a break in the weather and they were able to get married outside. We also made chair bows in five different colors - each with the blue delphinium as an accent. Later that night, the skies opened up and it poured!

We filled summery baskets with a mound of contrasting flowers to put on the cocktail tables and the gift table.

Our glass "shaped" container was filled with royal blue acrylics, blue delphinium, Queen Anne's lace, green beading, and an assortment of garden zinnias. Laura made adorable placecards with silk gerber daisies.

We filled squares with royal blue acrylics and a really bright assortment of flowers. The colors really "popped" against the blue in the containers. Plus Laura used royal blue napkins on her tables which looked terrific.

A new centerpiece for us are these squares containing brightly colored foam, contrasting flowers, and tall tapered candles. I'll bet they looked wonderful when the tapers and the surrounding votive candles were all lit.

We didn't get a chance to see the tall centerpieces on the tables because they were set up for an indoor ceremony. Once again we filled the bottoms of the cylinders with royal blue acrylics and sunk a stem of delphinium into them. The delphinium was repeated among the bright flowers on the top.

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