Sunday, May 29, 2011

Alyssa & Matt - Gorgeous Gerbers

Alyssa and Matt held their wedding in the large ballroom at the Radisson Hotel in K of P. I worked with Alyssa and her sister on Alyssa's bridal shower and her wedding. They are two of the sweetest ladies I've ever worked with. Alyssa's favorite flowers are gerber daisies. There are so many variations on yellow, red, and orange for fall that I was able to use them everywhere for her flowers. They are so bright and cheerful. Gerbera were mixed with Red Intuition roses and hypericum berries for Alyssa's bouquet. Matt's boutonniere was made up of a rose.

Each bridesmaid carried a bouquet of a different color standard gerber daisy mixed with hypericum berries. Circus roses served as boutonnieres for the groomsmen.

The colors here are so distorted due to my fabulous photographic skills. The topiaries were all done in fall colors. Two of them were placed on the platform in the room where the ceremony was held.

If you'd ever been to Lily Langtry's back in the day, you'll remember that their was an upper level. This was where the cocktail hour took place. I added just a touch of whimsy to the tables with pots that I painted to look like candy corn. Naturally I filled them with candy corn and placed two matching mini gerber daisies in each.

I found this wonderful orange pot and filled it with tree branches. This was the piece for the placecard table. The pot held a layer of Circus roses and I used matching gerbera hanging in test tubes from the branches.

Centerpieces consisted of three pieces for each table including a pumpkin and a copper pot full of flowers. Some had "logs" filled with flowers while others had a wire pumpkin. Fall leaves were sprinkled at the base.

The sweetheart table was lined with a fall garland. I added a flower filled log and two pumpkins as well. The ballroom was filled with flowers and looked to me like a Fall fantasy. Congratulations to Alyssa and Matt.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Diona & Brian - The Lovely Kimberton Inn

Diona an Brian held their wedding reception at the wonderful Kimberton Inn. It's a beautiful location with a fabulous menu. Diona wanted a fun mix of flowers in her bouquet. I included beautiful Confetti roses, yarrow, alstromeria and hypericum berries. Brian's boutonniere was also a Confetti rose.

Mums come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors. I put five different mums plus berries in the Matron of Honor bouquet.

Glads, mums, and roses filled birch containers graced the altar at church.

I made a topiary of colored wheat for the placecard table and added a mix of mums to the flowerpot base.

I put curly willow in the base of all the bowls on the guest tables and then filled them with an array of mums, berries, and my favorite Circus roses.

I put smaller versions of the guest table centerpieces on the sweetheart table. The colorful mix of flowers looked wonderful in the ballroom at Kimberton Inn.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kelly & Kevin - Konsiderably Kute!

Kelly and Kevin held their wedding at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. The reception was held in the unique ballroom which makes you feel like you're partying in a greenhouse surrounded by glass. It's lovely! Kelly wanted to use a color pallete of orange, green, and ivory with as much birch as I could fit in. I couldn't have been more pleased with the new designs for centerpieces, the wonderful ceremony flowers, and the beautiful bouquets. Congratulations Kelly and Kevin!

Kelly's bouquet was made up of orange roses, green lisianthus, and ivory lisianthus. Kevin's boutonniere was an ivory rose.

Bridesmaids carried smaller versions of Kelly's bouquet. Groomsmen wore an orange rose.

The ceremony took place in the same room as the reception. In front of the fountain I set up two ceremony arrangements on rust colored tables. I filled birch containers with hydrangea, orange alstromeria, and more birch branches in perfect keeping with the color scheme.

Kelly wanted something simple to put on her placecard table. I filled a tall glass vase with branches and then hung orange roses in test tubes as well as LED candles.

I made two different types of centerpieces for guest tables. Both contained birch branches in some fashion. I filled the base of the first centerpiece with the branches and then added roses and mini hydrangea at different heights. I loved these pieces!

The second centerpiece I created was a round bowl filled with fresh birch. I filled these bowls with green hydrangea, orange roses, and a touch of Angel hair on top.

I used smaller bowls for the sweetheart table filled with the same flowers. This is one of my all time favorite weddings.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cara & Dovi - Valley Green...Green!

I was absolutely thrilled when Cara told me that she was marrying the wonderful Dovi at Valley Green Inn. Finally - someone as special as she is. Even though my 40th high school reunion was the same day as her wedding, there was nothing that was going to interfere with me making her bouquet and helping her with her flowers. Cara wanted fall flower colors and a bit of a "tree" theme intertwined. From the branches in her bouquet to the log I hollowed out for their placecard table, I think Whimsical Welcomes lived up to her expectations. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos with me Cara!

One of my all time favorite bouquets. I just love it! I used mokara orchids and fresh curly willow in it. The stems were wrapped in Cara's mother's wedding dress fabric which was so charming. And I used those same orchids for Dovi's boutonniere.


Close up of the bridesmaids' bouquets and the groomsmens' boutonnieres.

I love this bridal party photo. Look how the Circus roses pop!!!

Just a touch of color for the cocktail tables in these pretty ceramic green vases.

We carved Cara & Dovi's initials in the tree stump that we cut from one of our logs. I filled in the top with an array of fall flowers and branches.

Love the fern on the cake! A sweet goodnight!