Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sin Kei & David - Asea on the Moshulu

Sin Kei and David are two absolutely adorable, hard-working medical students. They chose a color pallete of purple and yellow for their wedding. Since red signifies love, joy, and prosperity in Chinese wedding traditions, I added accents of that color as well throughout the flowers.

Sin Kei's bouquet was made up of yellow roses, lavendar lisianthus, and purple lisianthus. If you look closely, I inserted a red dragonfly into the flowers. I wanted the best start possible for Sin Kei and David!

Sin Kei's attendant carried a bouquet of lavender and yellow spray roses.

Cute corsages for the Moms.

The view from the deck of the Moshulu is outstanding. I made topiaries in yellow, purple, and red to designate the ceremony area. You can tell that the wind is kicking up.

I sat an arrangement of cherry blossoms and purple flowers on the gift table. A much larger version was placed on the placecard table - but my photos did not come out. I hope to get a professional picture of this from their photographer, Leslie Gilbert, because David made folded paper swans and turtles which I hung from the branches. He also made one to sit at the place of every guest at their table. Quite an undertaking! has pictures of David's work on her blog.

I made arrangements of curly willow, cherry blossoms, and orchids to sit on the large bar.

Each table featured a centerpiece of a mass of flowers in either purple or yellow with yellow, purple, or red accent crystals. The room looked so colorful and happy - just right for a wedding!

Monday, May 17, 2010

!!!!! Party Time!!!!!

When Bob Ryan told me about this party and what his catering crew was doing, I couldn't imagine a more fun party. The food was upscale BBQ - with seafood served in a kayak!! Music, lighting, dancing, bold colors - such cool ideas being put together. I jumped in with several suggestions for whimsical centerpieces, and the hostess chose my beer bottle idea! I tied beer bottles together to form a "single vase" of flowers using fern, lisianthus, fugi mums, and freesia and bits of ting ting. Here are the results.

The linens and chairs that the Ryans put together for this event were outstanding. I love the combination of lime green, pool blue, black and white. Even the Chinese lanterns hanging from the top of the tent looked fabulous.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Meghan & Chad - A Spring Celebration

Meghan wanted a color pallette of pinks and white with lavender and green accents - a wonderful combination of colors for a Spring wedding at Penn Oaks Country Club.

Meghan carried a beautiful bouquet of pink roses with stephanotis filled with a white pearl. Chad's boutonniere was made up of matching stephanotis.

The bridesmaids carried petite bouquets of white bouvardia, white spray roses, and pink ranunculus. Groomsmen wore boutonnieres of white spray roses.

Fun pink pearls were wrapped around the neck of glass vases filled with Queen Anne's lace, tulips, and pussy willow. Two of these vases flanked each side of the country club entrance.

Pretty silver mint julep cups were filled with full, pink heads of hydrangea for the cocktail tables.

I filled a glass vase with pink rose petals and made an arrangement of pink and green flowers to sit on top. Meghan's mom grew the wheatgrass and placed in in boxes for the placecards. I added little white, pink, and lavender mums to peek through the grass.

High and low silver centerpieces were full of pink, white and green flowers such as roses, tulips, Bells of Ireland, larkspur, hydrangea, cremones, and stock. I floated a rose in the base of the tall centerpieces to complete this beautiful Spring look.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Christin & John - Gorgeous Gerbers

My daughter's favorite flowers are gerber daisies. We both love them. So when Christin said that she wants a "gerber daisy wedding" I was thrilled to accommodate her. We used them for bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces in a variety of ways. And I loved that we in incorporated a variety of pink shades along with lavender, white, and yellow. What a cheerful, happy flower they are! Christin couldn't have anything less than a cheerful, happy wedding!

Christin's bouquet was made up of bright pink roses, white gerber daisies with purple pins in their centers, and accents of purple statice. John wore a pink rose boutonniere.

Bridesmaids carried bright pink gerber daisies mixed with Moonshade carnations.

The flower girl carried a basket of pink and purple flowers with blue accent ribbon.

Christin's mom stenciled a windowbox in bright colors. I filled it with wheatgrass and then scattered gerber daisies, bees, a grasshopper, and ladybugs throughout the grass. I then created a clothesline and "pinned" pictures of Christin and John along the line.

Christin collected various bottles for one of her centerpieces. I put different colors of gerber daisies in them and then grouped them together in the center of the table. The second type of centerpiece was made up of a mix of colored gerbers in glass bowls. I used a variety of colored acrylics in the bottom of each.