Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jessica & David - Black, White, and Red All Over

Jessica and I worked together to create the red, white, and black wedding of her dreams at Westover Country Club. Judging from the pictures, I think we succeeded.
Jessica carried a bouquet of Red Intuition roses into which I wove strands of crystals. David's boutonniere matched hers of course. This beautiful photograph of Jess was taken by

Bridesmaids carried bouquets of white roses with red pins in them. Groomsmen wore matching boutonnieres. Photo courtesy of Jenn Childress.

Beautiful Mya the flower girl with her bouquet. Photo by her equally beautiful mom: Jenn Childress.

Red and white flowers were placed on both sides of the altar. A single red rose added contrast to the white moire ribbon pew bows.

We made pomanders of red carnations placed on candlestick holders for the cocktail tables.

The placecard table arrangement was a beautiful black, white, and red piece consisting of manzanita branches, orchids, crystals, and red roses. I am particularly fond of this one.

All of the centerpieces on the table were done in bowls with red acrylics in the base, white roses, red roses, Latin Lady roses, hypericum berries, greens, and black ting ting. Red rose petals and votive candles surrounded each centerpiece as well.
The chair covers and bows added that special touch of elegance to the room.

Red roses were used to decorate the cake. Those on the layers were made from icing and those on the top were fresh.
This will be my last blog entry for 2009. I'm taking off to enjoy the season with my family. I wish all of you Happy Holidays and a Healthy and Wonderful 2010.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sandi & Ken - Snowflakes

This wedding was truly a really fun, collaborative effort between Sandi's mother, Sandi, and me. We started off with a snowflake theme and then took off. Ideas flew and Sandi's talented mom, Paula, worked really hard to craft many of the details. Unfortunately my camera's battery decided not to work and I just had enough power to take flower pictures. I wish I could have taken more photos of the many beautiful projects that made this wedding so special.

Sandi carried a beautiful bouquet of Latin Lady roses, calla lilies and greens. We inserted gorgeous snowflakes and crystals into and among the flowers. This was a perfect bouquet for our snowflake bride.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets of white alstromeria, red roses, and a personalized initial.

The ringbearer carried a "present" of mums into which "rings" are inserted.

Boutonnieres and corsages were all made with small snowflakes and "love knots".

I made two arrangements of "snowy" white branches and snowflakes for the ceremony. Sandi's mom made the lovely sprays that lined the aisle.

We used two types of arrangements for the cocktail tables. One had hydrangea with an inserted snowflake and the others were little snowflake buckets of berries,, hydrangea, and greens.

I loved this festive placecard arrangement. I used "round" flowers to complement the Christmas balls provided by Paula Wambold.

Sandi had already purchased these wonderful red vases. It was up to me to come up with ideas to fill them. We decided to do one type with snowflakes in and on the vases; one type with branches, pine cones and lots of holly; and a special centerpiece for parents' tables using dangling crystals. The tables looked so pretty with the addition of touches by Sandi's mom - handmade table numbers; little bells for jingling; and snowflake favors. Christmas joy was definitely in the air!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

No Pictures this Week

I took the weekend off for Thanksgiving so there was no wedding to blog. I hope you all had a great holiday. And to my "fans" in Canada - I'll just say hello. I'd love to hear from you! Happy Holidays!