Sunday, January 23, 2011

Whitney & Tom - A Plethora of Color!

Whitney wanted lots and lots of bright color everywhere for her wedding at La Massaria. However, she wanted her bouquet to be a bit more subdued and have all that color surround her. Whitney's bouquet was made up of mini white calla lilies, purple lisianthus, stephanotis with crystals inside, and white roses. She wore a beautiful gardenia in her hair. Her husband Don wore a Picasso calla lily on his lapel.

Bridesmaids carried colorful bouquets of lilies, sunflowers, stock, zinnias, and mums. Groomsmen's boutonnieres were made up of stock and green mums wrapped in orange ribbon.

Large arrangements in urns sat on pedestals sat on each side of the front of the aisle for the ceremony.

Colorful carnations and bows decorated the chairs along the aisle path.

I made a colorful topiary, which sat on a pedastal, for each side of the back of the aisle. This was a special request by Whitney.

A different color wire was used to wrap each of the vases that sat on the cocktail tables. I placed a Circus rose in each.

I placed layers of sisal inside a vase and coordinated an arrangement of brightly colored flowers and ting ting on top of the piece that sat on the placecard table.

I designed three different types of centerpices of the guest tables. All of them used brightly colored flowers, glass squares, and colorful acrylics in the base. The first group of tables were "tablescaped". I used three differently sized squares, each filled with one type/color of flower. Votives in glass squares surrounded each centerpiece.

The second group of centerpieces were made up of a mass of one color and type of flower along with matching acrylics.

There were five different flowers/colors on the guest tables.

The third type of centerpiece incorporated a variety of brightly colored flowers set upon a tall glass vase. Inside each container was a stem of larkspur set in clear acrylics.

I decorated the corners of the square layered wedding cake with "bits and pieces" of a variety of flowers. The "N" at the top stands for Nye - the last name of the happy couple.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pirate Party - Yo Ho Ho!

Whitney and Don celebrated their rehearsal with a dinner at the Desmond Hotel. They chose a pirate theme of purple and gold. The reason was simple - they attended the same college where their colors were purple and gold and the mascot was a pirate! Whitney's favors were treasure chests of chocolate. I filled the large chests with alstromeria and carnations, gold beads, and gold pirate coins. Each chest featured a different pirate element. Looks like I forgot to photograph the spyglass! I had as much fun shopping for this party as I did designing the arrangements. What a great idea Whitney!