Sunday, April 4, 2010

Eileen and Brad - Signs of Spring

Eileen and Brad were married at St. Mary's Church in Schwenksville. The hyacinth were in bloom in front of the entry doors. When I walked past the colorful flowers, I caught their beautiful fragrance. It couldn't have been a better entrance for the guests at their wedding. To me, it symbolized the re-birth of the earth at this time of year as well as the new life beginning for Eileen and Brad. I loved working with their wedding colors of blue, white, and green and managed to work silver elements throughout their flowers. And even more, I loved working with Eileen and getting to know her better.

Eileen's bouquet was made up of a grouping of mini white calla lilies, her favorite flower. Brad also wore one on his lapel.
Bridesmaids carried bouquets of green roses, blue delphinium and white tulips. Groomsmen wore matching boutonnieres of blue delphinium.

Since the flower girl's favorite color is pink, I added some bright pink elements to her bouquet of blue iris. I put a smaller version of the pink hearts on the tips of the fun curlyques.

I surrounded a lovely memorial candle, which the couple had made for Brad's father, with blue hydrangea. It was taken from the church to the reception to sit in a place of honor.

Glass vases were filled with Bells of Ireland, delphinium, and larkspur for the pedastals on the altar. White bows lined the aisle as well as the front doors of the church.

After the ceremony, the bridal party and guests moved to Columbia Station in Phoenixville for a fabulous reception. For the placecard table, I filled a large glass cylinder with blue and silver shred and "planted" a candelabra in it, upside down, that I had previously found. I then topped everything off with lots of blue hydrangea. And the bench was such a unique "guestbook" made by Eileen's mother! What a wonderful keepsake for guests to sign. Way to go Karen!

I filled glass squares with blue, clear, and green acrylics and added either a white, green or blue hydrangea to each of them. These sat on the cocktail tables.

Probably the most important flowers at the reception sat on the sweetheart table. This silver bowl has been in Eileen's family for generations and been a part of many of their weddings. I filled it with large white roses, some of which I sprinkled with silver glitter. I also placed a white rose at each of their seats.

I used lots of blue hydrangea and delphinium in the high and low centerpieces for the guest tables. Other flowers in the silver containers included hypericum berries, Bells of Ireland, fugis, and, of course, white tulips. After all, it's finally Spring!