Sunday, February 7, 2010

Amanda & Charles - The Cannons at Columbia Station

Amanda and Charles' wedding was my first of the 2010 season. And I couldn't have asked for a nicer bride with whom to work at my favorite reception site in Phoenixville. What can I say about Amanda except that she's as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside? She chose a color palette of peach, white, and blue with some elements of winter to be added - the perfect combination for a January wedding. Her bouquet was made up of lisianthus, spray roses, delphinium, and pine. Charles' boutonniere was a combination of lisianthus and delphinium. I'm going to let the talented Brett Martelli's pictures do the talking for me now. He took some outstanding photographs which he sent to me right after the wedding. Thanks for sharing Brett!

Bridesmaids' bouquets consisted of light blue delphinium, peach spray roses and white spray roses. They looked terrific against the navy blue dresses. Groomsmen wore matching boutonnieres of peach spray roses.

Amanda's mom is very crafty! She made these beautiful wreaths to greet their guests at the doors of Columbia Station. And I now must admit that I fell in love with Mrs. Kolb's beautiful Golden Retriever. Alas, he was too big to sneak into my van. What a sweetheart!

I found out that Amanda makes jewelry, so I asked her if she would create something for her wedding. And she did! Amanda decorated these small vases with her special designs to place on the cocktail tables. They were so adorable - and not one was left over after the wedding. I can certainly see why!

I created a large arrangement for the placecard table which sits in the entryway at Columbia Station. In the tall cylindrical vase I floated silver, wire angelhair which was lit up by an underwater light. From the top I arranged a wintery mix of greens, white birch branches, delphinium, larkspur, white hydrangea, and peach spray roses.

Amanda's mom made these pretty winter topiaries to dress up the window sills throughout the ballroom. I think they added the perfect touch.

I designed three different types of centerpieces for Amanda and Charlie, all using cylindrical glass containers. In the first, we massed full white hydrangea with scattered peach roses and bright blue delphinium. I wrapped a matching blue ribbon around the cylinder with a white ribbon overlay to carry through the color scheme.

Then I used the same flowers in a bit of "tablescaping". We filled three sizes of glass cylinders with the same flowers each with a contrasting ribbon wrapped around it.

And finally tall glass cylinders were filled with birch branches. From the branches I hung peach roses, LED candles, and crystals. More votive candles surrounded the base of the containers with their light bouncing off the glass and clear marbles inside. Columbia Station looks so beautiful with candlelight shimmering throughout the ballroom. This was a great start to my wedding year and I'm looking forward to many more beautiful weddings.

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