Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kara & Kurt - Sunflowers Galore

Kara and Kurt held their wedding at Tyler Arboretum in Media. It was the first time I had worked there. What a beautiful setting for a wedding! Kara wanted to incorporate less formal flowers - such as sunflowers and other "gardeny" flowers - into her bouquets and arrangements. We added black through various ways including ribbon. Her color pallete was bright yellow and black - with accents of bright colors - which really brightened up the patio area underneath the tent. Although what really brightened up the wedding was Kara's beautiful smile!

Kara carried a simple bouquet of just mini sunflowers tied together with a black ribbon and bow.

We added a touch of color with spray roses to Kurt's mini-sunflower boutonniere.

Bridesmaids carried a mix of colorful flowers plus mini sunflowers. Groomsmen wore boutonnieres of Viking mums.

Kara and Kurt's daughter was their special flower girl. We made her a basket of silk sunflowers filled with sunflower seeds which she tossed as she walked down the aisle. We made her matching halo with fresh Viking mums and black streamers.

They held their ceremony underneath a huge old tree in the field at the bottom of a hill. We made ceremony arrangements of snapdragons and sunflowers in tall tin pails that Kara purchased. A touch of black ribbon was added to them. Kara bought and painted the tables we used to hold the pails.

We filled tin buckets with mini sunflowers and hung them from our hangars with black ribbon.

Kara wanted "natural" looking cocktail table arrangements so we filled her mason jars with grass, sunflowers, asters, and delphinium. They looked perfect on the outside tables.

The vase for the placecard table arrangement was filled with sunflower seeds. So naturally we designed the flowers on the top with mini sunflowers and Viking mums. I love this arrangement.

We made low centerpieces for half of the tables. Kara made damask mats for the vases to sit upon. In these pieces we used mini sunflowers, Viking mums, and gerber daisies. The vase was filled with black gravel.
Tall pieces included some brightly colored snapdragons in addition to the sunflowers and Viking mums. We filled the base of the vase with black gravel and "planted" a sunflower inside.

We finished up with sunflowers and Viking mums on the cake. And even though it rained a bit after the ceremony, the flowers provided plenty of sun.

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