Saturday, July 3, 2010

Second time around at Columbia Station

Christi wanted only family and a few close friends at her second wedding at Columbia Station. It would be a short and sweet morning ceremony followed by a brunch reception. Christi requested that her flowers be fun, garden-like, include white gerber daisies, and definitely shades of purple - her favorite color. By the way, she wore her purple shoes to our first meeting so I knew that this color was a "must". I took all of that information into consideration, along with the fact that Christi (an elementary school principal) raised orchids, and came up with ideas that pleased Christi very much.

First I found white dendrobium orchids with gorgeous purple centers for her bouquet. I made the groom's boutonniere to match - an orchid on a purple wire curl.

The ceremony took place in the same room as the reception. Chairs were set up in front of one of the large windows facing the porch at Columbia Station. I filled a wicker garden basket with larkspur, delphinium, roses, and other flowers in shades of lavender, pink, blue, and purple.

Tin containers of wheat grass and gerber daisies decorated the brunch stations.

Christi wanted white gerber daisies in her centerpieces. I used some pretty light blue ceramic vases each filled with one of five different shades of purple stock and the gerber daisies on the hi-tops and 30" low tables in the cocktail room at Columbia Station. The stock is so full this time of year and filled the air with its' sweet scent. Christi reported that the wedding was wonderful and she loved her flowers - especially her orchids!

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