Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tricia & Bruce - Una bella nozze

I had worked at Pen Ryn Mansion several times, but never at Belle Voir. So when Tricia contacted me about doing her wedding there, I got excited. After I met with Tricia, I was thrilled. We had such a good time at our meeting and I was really hoping that we would be working together. I'm so glad that we did because she's a lot of fun.

Tricia wanted her centerpieces to have the feeling of a garden in Tuscany, Italy. So I set out to find containers that would work and complement her color pallete of burgundy, deep red, and ivory. And I believe that we succeeded nicely.

Tricia's bouquet was made up of cockscomb, Black Magic roses, hypericum berries, and dahlias - a beautiful mix of formal and "gardeny" wedding flowers. Bruce's rose/berry boutonniere was a perfect match to Tricia's flowers.

The Matron and Maid of Honor carried bouquets made up of ivory spray roses, Black Magic roses, and berries.

Bridemaids' bouquets were made up of Black Magic roses and berries.

The flower girl had her own bouquet of ivory roses and berries.

Mothers carried petite bouquets made up of ivory roses, berries, and mums.

We collected twelve fabulous bottles into which we put ivy and bits and pieces of various flowers to sit on the cocktail tables. We wanted them to look as if we went out in our garden, plucked a few stems, and then placed them in our prettiest olive oil bottles with a touch of ribbon.

We found ceramic containers that had an "Old World" feel to them and used two styles for their centerpieces. One contained a mix of burgundy and white flowers including roses, hydrangea, mums, carnations, and alstromeria. The other held two shades of zinnias, cattails and cockscomb. We used a smaller version of these containers on Tricia and Bruce's sweetheart table as well. Tricia was going to place her bouquet between the two flower arrangements. Felicitazioni!

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