Sunday, August 7, 2011

Nicole & Geoff - Branching Out at Knowlton

Nicole and her mom did most of the planning for her wedding at Knowlton Mansion while Nicole lived in California. A difficult task, but one that I think they pulled off beautifully. Nicole chose a color palette of white, green, and pink. She wanted to use branches in some form as much as possible, too.

Nicole's bouquet had a bit of a vintage look to it with the addition of Queen Anne's lace to her flowers. I wrapped ribbon around the stems and then a layer of lace to match. Geoff wore a boutonniere of lisianthus and hypericum berries. Bridesmaids carried bouquets of roses and hypericum berries while the groomsmen wore matching roses.

I used two large glass vases to hold large, gardeny arrangements for the ceremony under the pergola. Rose petals were scattered at the base of the pedestals for added color.


I used different sized bottles in groups of three on the cocktail tables. They were filled with a variety of different flowers.

It's always a challenge to design a placecard table piece for this room because of the chandelier over the table. I used slices of logs (courtesy of Nicole's Dad) and placed flowers on them in descending heights. I haven't seen a photo of the placecards added to the table yet, but I was very pleased with how the flowers came out.

Nicole's Dad did a great job cutting these logs for the low centerpieces. I filled them with green hydrangea, hypericum berries and pink sprays. It was so cute to see his big smile when her first saw all his hard work come to fruition with flowers!

Tall glass vases were filled with curly willow and a minimum of flowers including snapdragons, larkspur, and hypericum berries as requested by Nicole.

Nicole & Geoff's sweetheart table was decorated with arrangements similar to those on the guest tables. I used fresh curly willow in all the bowls which were filled with either pink hydrangea or green hydrangea and pink spray roses. I can just picture the happy couple sitting here! Congratulations!!!

1 comment:

Lifes A Beach said...

Leslie thank you so much for posting this. I loved the flowers and couldn't have been happier with the final outcome. I loved looking at your blog, I re-lived that day a little bit :) thanks again!

-Nicole