Saturday, October 3, 2009

Stephanie & Gary - Willowy Walking Sticks

Stephanie wanted a wedding that reflected a more natural look in a color pallete of orange, white, and green. She also wanted to make use of the "walking sticks" (corkscrew willow) on her mom's property, so we used them in as many places as possible, including her bouquet. Other flowers included roses, dahlias, Ladies Mantle, calla lilies, stock, and stephanotis - because she's Steph! Gary also wore a calla lily boutonniere. We also incorporated other natural elements such as pheasant feathers, river rocks, and equisetum.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets of orange roses and hypericum berries. Groomsmen wore boutonnieres of green roses with hypericum berries.
Bolingbroke was the perfect place for Stephanie and Gary's wedding. It has such a lovely area for a ceremony and really beautiful grounds. We decorated the railing with long baskets of asclepias, stock, and walking sticks to further enhance Stephanie's natural looking flower ideas.

For the entryway, we created a large arrangement of tropical greens, asclepias, Chinese lanterns, walking sticks, and pheasant feathers supplied by Stephanie's mom. I love this design.

There are several fireplace mantles in Bolingbroke. We aligned squares of river rock and lilies in the entry way. We created a more formal arrangement of flowers for the livingroom mantle. And Stephanie created the mantle decorations in the Library with a great vase of walking sticks of course! And she covered the Diningroom mantle with framed pictures of Gary and her.

Stephanie collected an array of small bottles. We used a variety of flowers in them to decorate the cocktail tables.

We made four different types of centerpieces incorporating orange, green and white flowers as well as walking sticks.

And as a finale, we touched up the cake with orange spray roses and green button mums. The combination of colors was so bright and cheerful - just like Stephanie!

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