Sunday, August 2, 2009

Nikki & Kevin - A Very Special Tree

This was my first experience at Meadowlands Country Club. I'm sure that Nikki and Kevin had a fabulous wedding at this very lovely reception site.

Since the "tree" that sat on the placecard table was the highlight of their wedding decor, I'm going to talk about it first. Kevin is a landscaper. When Nikki and he looked over my albums, he saw the "trees" that I had made for previous weddings, and he wanted to make one himself for their wedding. If you look down near the base, he carved a heart with their initials in it there. I made the "ball" which sat in the branches. It was easy to do in mums using their color pallete of white, green, and purple. I think Kevin did a great job. I wonder if they're going to keep it? I'll have to find out later.

Nikki's bouquet was made up of white roses and purple lisianthus. Kevin wore one of the white roses as his boutonniere.

Bridesmaids carried a mix of purple alstromeria and green hypericum berries. Groomsmen's boutonnieres were made up of just the hypericum berries.

We used a pretty mix of three shades of larkspur plus Bells of Ireland in vases at church. There were a pair up on the altar.

Silver mercury glass holders sat on the sweetheart table. We used a mix of purple lisianthus, green mums, and silvery Dusty Miller in three of them. Candles were placed in the others.

We put together three different centerpieces for this wedding. The first consisted of a bouquet of deep purple carnations which "sat" on clear acrylics in a round bowl. Votive candles were to be placed around the bowl. The firelight would bounce off the glass and acrylics and be reflected by the mirrors.
The second centerpiece was done in silver Revere bowls and contained a mix of purple flowers including carnations, alstromeria, veronica, and green hypericum berries. We secured purple ribbon to four sides of the vase and sat a votive on each of the four streamers.

The third centerpiece was made up of my mercury glass candle holders. Two of them held candles while the third was filled with hydrangea and purple artificial berries. More votives were going to be placed around the base.

And finally we put together a small bouquet for Nikki to toss to her single friends and family. I can't wait to see their professional pictures.

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