Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lauren & Darryl - Tea Time at the Foundry

I was absolutely thrilled to work on Lauren and Darryl's wedding at the Phoenixville Foundry. Lauren had the kind of enthusiasm that is so contagious. And when she told me that she was doing a "teapot themed wedding" I was really excited. We decided that she would use some of her own pots (her grandmother's teapot sat on her sweetheart table) and buy the rest. When she bought new pots she would email me a photo and we'd decide what would look nice in it. It is so much fun to work on a wedding like this and with such a wonderful couple. We used a basic color palette of purple, orange, and white. I had a bit of leeway with color because of the color of some of the pots, and we added bits of red as well. I thank Lauren for trusting me and letting my imagination take over!

Lauren's bouquet was a tear-dropped shape made up of white lilies, purple stock, purple anemones, orange roses, and purple larkspur. Darryl wore a pocket garden for his boutonniere.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets made up of peacock feathers, three shades of stock, and orange spray roses. Groomsmens' bouts were made up of orange spray roses.

I don't have pictures of the cocktail tables, but Lauren collected some small old sugar bowls and creamer pitchers which I filled with flowers.

Lauren's placecards were oversized teabags labelled with their guests' names and table assignment. Manzanita was painted gold and I used round textured glass balls for LED lights, crystals, and orchids. Roses filled the purple base.

Below are several of the 15 different teapots that I filled for Lauren & Darryl. They sat upon purple tablecloths and were all surrounded with red rose petals. The Foundry looked fantastic all dressed up!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Genevieve & Max - Dazzling Damask

Genevieve had found some wonderful damask boxes which she wanted to use as centerpieces for her wedding at Normandy Farms. We chose pink as an accent color for her black and white color palette. Finding some wonderful damask ribbons helped to complete the "look" that Genevieve was after.

Genevieve carried a bouquet of pink roses and scattered stephanotis. Max wore stephanotis as his boutonniere as well. Bridesmaids' bouquets were made up of just the pink roses with groomsmen wearing the same.

Heads of white hydrangea were tied with pretty pink ribbon onto the pews at St. Mary's .

Blessed Mother flowers can be as simple or as extravagant as you like. Genevieve chose to use three white roses. And I always use blue ribbon because that's Mary's color.

For the placecard table, I glued orchids and crystals to a manzanita branch secured in a black vase topped with fluffy carnations.

Damask and black ribbon were both used to wrap tall rectangular vases of white hydrangea which graced the cocktail tables.

I wrapped damask ribbon around glass squares which I placed on half of the guest tables. Those vases were filled with pink hydrangea and white roses.

On the other half of the tables, I used the damask boxes that Genevieve had found. Those were filled with white hydrangea and pink roses.

And finally, more damask ribbon was used around the small square vases and the pillar candles on the sweetheart table - a lovely finishing touch for a wonderful couple.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Kristy & Cliff - Waggin the Wagon!

Kristy and Cliff wanted a bright color pallette of bright pink, white, black, and silver for their wedding at Columbia Station. I love the outdoor ceremony area there. We set up pedestals with silver trumpet vases full of pink and white flowers. I painted the "greens" a black color to complete the look. These pretty containers set the tone for the ceremony and reception.
Amidst the sea of color, Kristy carried a lovely all white bouquet made up of white roses and pearled stephanotis. Cliff's boutonniere was made up of stephanotis.
Bridesmaids carried bouquets of alstromeria and spray roses. Groomsmen wore matching spray roses boutonnieres.
Three year old twin flower girls carried pomanders of bright pink carnations with black pins.
Since Kristy and Cliff's son was too little to walk down the aisle, Kristy found a wagon for him to sit in. I had a blast decorating it for him with a black boa and silk flowers!
Martini glasses were filled with black bubbles. On top of them I sat a white gerber daisy with a black center and made a bright pink heart "stirrer" to complete the arrangement. Simple and so cute for the cocktail hour room.
Since Cliff loves orchids, I filled a large glass cylinder with a stem of beautiful cymbidiums for the placecard table.
I filled small champagne buckets with an array of pink and white flowers. These were placed on some of the tables.
I painted birch branches black and hung crystals and pink roses among them for the other tables.
I think that the hot pink petals looked awesome laying on the black tablecloth. Kristy bought pretty candles and bouquets were placed in all of the vases across the front of the head table as well.

I love the silver on this cake. We just added some bling around the base and ...voila! Pretty as well as delicious!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Danielle & Kenny - Wonderfully Wired!

Danielle asked me to do the personal flowers for her wedding. You may recognize her from the TV show "Say Yes to the Dress!". Danielle and her family appeared on two episodes. She's a sweetie and NOT the reason her episode was shown.
Danielle's bouquet was made up of Black Magic roses and mini calla lilies. Kenny's calla lily boutonniere matched the bouquet.
A big Thank You! to Jenn Childress for sharing her bouquet pictures with me.

I used black aluminum wire collars underneath bouquets of red spray roses and standard ivory roses. I think they're such a unique element to add to a bouquet.

I also used wired to back up the spray roses for the groomsmen's boutonnieres to match the wire collars on the bridesmaids' bouquets. I thought that they looked wonderful together.