Thursday, April 7, 2011

Katy & Jon - It's Easy Being Green!

Katy wanted a wedding that was unique in every aspect. She loved the combination of red and green, but we had to be careful to not make it look like Christmas. She loved greens as much as flowers, which was such a nice change of pace. And she was very willing to take on a large wedding project. Katy and Jon were married and celebrated their wedding at Columbia Station in Phoenixville. Working with Katy was a pleasure and her hard work paid off handsomely. I think we all succeeded in making this wedding very unique. Katy's gorgeous Fall bouquet was made up of red dahlias, red hypericum berries, and greens. Jon wore a matching dahlia boutonniere.
Bridesmaids' bouquets were very different. They were made up of tall Bells of Ireland and feathery celosia. Groomsmen wore red mums placed through a floret of the Bells.

I made up two arrangements in birch containers for Katy and Jon's ceremony and sat them on tables on each side of the gazebo. I used an array of red, burgundy, and green flowers and greens.

One of the many nice features at Columbia Station is a credenza that sits in the hallway between the two large rooms. It's a perfect spot to place a memory arrangement. I made one up for Katy and she sat a photo of her loved one next to it. I think this is a lovely tribute.
My favorite part of this wedding was definitely the cocktail table arrangements. I found out that Jon collects comic books and asked Katy to decoupage boxes featuring comics. She did an amazing job and certainly personalized these tables! I filled each box with one color of fall mums. Katy made 10 of these boxes for the 10 cocktail tables and they looked fabulous!

Using apples for a red and green Fall wedding was kind of a no brainer. The placecard arrangement also contained cockscomb, matching hanging amaranthus, alstromeria, and greens.

Katy wanted lots and lots of greens in her centerpieces. We made three different but similar centerpieces for her. Each was arranged in a specifically shaped green antique tin and contained a specific type of green and a red seasonal flower. The first type of centerpiece was made up of fern and red cockscomb.

The second centerpiece contained red alstromeria and a plethora of ruscus.

And the final centerpiece was made up of salal and Red Rover mums. I love the rich, deep green of leaves and was thrilled to feature them at a wedding.

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