Monday, February 21, 2011

Jen and Tony - It's Magic!

Jen and Tony held their wedding at the Loft in Limerick. When I met with Jen, she had an idea for a very unique color pallette made up of deep red and pale yellow with accents of gray. What rose would have possibly worked any better for her bouquet than a Hocus Pocus rose? It was truly magic!

I'd like to give a big thank you to Sarah Shulte ( for sharing her wonderful photos with me. Sarah is responsible for the first four beautiful photos. I have to admit that I did the best I could with the rest.

The second photo is a close up of Jen's beautiful bouquet which consisted of Hocus Pocus roses, yellow freesia, and yellow hypericum berries. Her stems were wrapped in a combination of burgundy and gray ribbon.

I made a contemporary boutonniere for Tony consisting of a rose, freesia, and silver aluminum wire. It added a bit of fun to his lapel.
A close up of the bridesmaid's bouquet which was made up of yellow and deep red spray roses.

Corsages were made out of yellow and red spray roses with a touch of yellow hypericum berries.

I arranged Hocus Pocus and yellow spray roses in a contemporary gray ceramic container for the placecard table.

Jen had purchased lanterns and
candelabras for her centerpieces. I enhanced the lantern with a rose sitting on cranberries in a glass container. And all the pretty candelabras needed were scattered rose petals. Jen did a really nice job with her choices. She spent a lot of time working on the details of her wedding and making it beautiful. Congratulations to the both of you!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Julie & Shawn - All "Buttoned" Up

Julie and Shawn were married at Bear Creek Resort in Macungie. I'd been there many years ago when it was Doe Mountain, but the resort has been completely done over and it is gorgeous. The lodge is decorated beautifully and there are so many things to do there any season of the year.

Julie chose white, green, and black as her color pallette. Black is always a challenge to incorporate into a wedding, but Julie and I were up for the task. She is extremely talented and designed so many of the details for her wedding.
That's one of the things that made this wedding so very special.

Julie's beautiful, textured bouquet was made up of white stock, green button mums, hypericum berries, and mini green cymbidium orchids. I used matching green pins to secure her ribbon wrap in place.

I used Star of Bethlehem and hypericum berries to make Shawn's boutonniere as well.
Bridesmaids' bouquets were made up of white lisianthus, green hypericum berries, and Star of Bethlehem. Star of Bethlehem was also used for the groomsmen's boutonnieres.

Moms carried small bouquets of white spray roses and hypericum berries with black ribbon wraps. Dads wore white spray rose boutonnieres.

The ceremony took place outside, up the hill from the lodge. I decorated both corners of the black arch with sprays of white cremones, orchids, roses, and green cockscomb. White bows and streamers were attached to the aisle chairs on the parents' rows.

Cocktail tables were simply decorated with green acrylic mint julep cups filled with white hydrangea and green hypericum berries.

I designed an arrangement for Julie's sign-in table that incorporated stock, hydrangea, equisetum, mums, and cymbidium orchids in a black square vase.

Julie wanted to use square glass vases for her centerpieces and we designed three different types of arrangements that did just that. The first one really represented "buttons" in this wedding. I lined each of these glass vases with green equisetum (little bamboo). I used green "button" mums scattered throughout white hydrangea. I suggested that Julie layer black, white, and green buttons on wire to bring some black into these centerpieces. She did a fantastic job and I think that the buttons are certainly a unique touch. This is one of my favorite centerpieces ever!

The insides of the glass squares used for the second centerpiece design were filled with black bubbles. I lined the rim with green cushion mums while dendrobium orchids and bear grass sprouted from the center. I put small black beads on each of the blades of grass.

The third type of centerpiece was decorated by an "M", the initial of the couples' married name, crossstitched by Julie and accented by black ribbon. I also used the ribbon to create black "tails" in the green hydrangea mixed with button mums.

I designed the sweetheart table to coordinate with the rest of the guest centerpieces. Julie used the couple's monogram to stitch on the three vases which contained a mix of hydrangea and button mums.

Guests were sent home with a cupcake in a box designed by Julie. What I loved about this cupcake tower was the "little cake" on top! While having an untraditional wedding "cake", the bride and groom were still able to have the traditional cutting of the cake ceremony. The best of both worlds.