Monday, November 15, 2010

Jeniece and Ferris - Drama in red, white, and black.

Jeniece wanted a color scheme that would "wow" her guests at her wedding at the Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park. She certainly achieved that with dramatic red, white, and black for her flowers and her table linens. It just goes to show you that you can make a statement with color and not have huge flower arrangements on the tables.

Jeniece's bouquet was made up of red Freedom roses. Ferris wore a matching boutonniere.
The Maid of Honor carried white roses with red pins in their center. Bridesmaids carried white roses with crystal clear pins in their center. Groomsmen wore boutonnieres of white roses.

Mini Eiffel towers were filled with spraying grass and red spray roses for the cocktail tables.

Jeniece wanted high and low centerpieces for her tables. For the high centerpieces, I filled Eiffel tower vases with black bubbles. I made pomanders of red carnations to sit on the top. I thought both centerpieces looked terrific with the black tablecloths and red napkins.

I banded black square vases with red ribbon and layered the top with white carnations with black pins for the low pieces. The contrasting table runners provided even more "pop" on the tables.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pam and John - Under water at the Radnor Hotel

It was very important to me to get the flowers for this wedding just right because the mother of the groom is one of my oldest and dearest friends. Marlyne and her daughters looked beautiful, as pictured. Pam, the bride was radiant. She chose a wonderful color pallette of ivory, peach, and green, which looked so pretty together. Pam had also requested that the flowers in her centerpieces be under water.
I think that we made all her wishes come true.
Pam's bouquet was made up of peach roses, white mini calla lilies, ivory lisianthus, and scattered green dendrobium blooms. I just love the color and texture of her bouquet.

John's boutonniere was made up of a white mini calla lily with a green dendrobium orchid bloom at the base.

This is a photo of the entire beautiful Caruolo family. Bridesmaids carried bouquets made up of peach and ivory spray roses mixed with hypericum berries. They all wore stephanotis in their hair. Groomsmen wore ivory rose boutonnieres. Isn't this one good looking group?
I did a very tall arrangement of peach, green and white flowers to decorate the placecard table.

White hydrangea interspersed with green hypericum berries sat in little orange glass containers on the cocktail tables.

And finally, in tall cylinders of water, I submerged two standard sized white calla lilies which sat on polished river rocks. There were also two underwater acolytes that lit up the flowers - which would look much better in a nightime picture.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Denine & Randall - Gerbers Galore!

Denine's favorite flowers are gerber daisies - which I myself absolutely love - so I was really excited about working with her on her wedding. She wanted to use bright vibrant color pallette of bright pinks, oranges, and lime greens - perfect for a summer wedding at Bolingbroke. Denine added wonderful details to her wedding including the most colorful candy buffet you ever saw! Of course my pictures didn't turn out, so I can't share them with you. But trust me when I say Denine was on top of everything and Bolingbroke was vibrating with color. Besides Denine's bouquet, I think my favorite things were the mantle pieces we had painted for the bride and groom. The tins were personalized with the couples' names and I filled them with wheat grass and what else?......gerber daises!

Denine's bouquet consisted of a layer of bright pink roses upon which I placed a variety of orange and bright pink mini gerber daisies. On top of the daisies, I layered a string of lime green pearls which looked so cute on this bouquet. Randall wore a matching gerber daisy boutonniere.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets of dark pink carnations, orange gerber daisies, and green button mums. My photos were terrible. But the adorable ringbearer box and flower girl pomander came out just fine.

Even though Denine wanted to use fresh gerber daisies everywhere in her wedding, we substituted faux gerbers for the outside ceremony. Gerbers don't retain water real well, especially in the heat, and we were concerned with the temperature in August. I think the ceremony was adorable. I made bouquets of gerber daisies for the railing, hung daises from the chairs on the aisle, and even scattered extra large gerber daisy "heads" along the bridal path. I loved the bright colors of the ribbon and the flowers.

Centerpiece vases either had ribbon and mums wrapped around the outside or were filled with bubbles. Roses, gerber daises, and lime green button mums filled each vase. Very cute flowers for a very cute couple!