Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Alyssa & Isaiah - Color!

While Alyssa wanted brightly colored bridesmaids' bouquets, she wanted hers to be set apart. I mixed purple lisianthus, white freesia, and green mini hydrangea to make up her beautiful bouquet.
Isaiah's boutonniere matched Alyssa's bouquet.
Moms' corsages were made up of white lisianthus on white pearl bracelets. Dads also wore white lisianthus boutonnieres.
Bridesmaids bouquets were made with vivid orange spray roses, bright pink standard roses, and fun green cushion mums. The pink roses were used for matching boutonnieres.

I also made her a very colorful placecard table arrangement that incorporated all the colors she was using on top of a terrific purple vase.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Noelyn & Gilbert - Classy Glass Collectibles

Noelyn wanted to use a color palette of bright pink and orange for her wedding at Normandy Farms. I love the bright, cheerful combination. But what I most liked about this wedding was how her family pitched in to collect all of the glass containers that we used. So many shapes, sizes, and colors of glass were collected over the ensuing months. Noelyn sent me lots of pictures and it was a challenge for both of us to figure out a way to use all of them. It felt like Noelyn and I were working on a very large puzzle - and having fun doing it. I managed to use every single vase for this wedding - and there were lots and lots and lots of them. Thank you Noelyn - and Gilbert -for allowing me to be a part of your wedding. I had a great time working on it.

Noelyn's bouquet was made up of beautiful bright pink roses with an overlay of orange mokara orchids. I don't have a photo, but Gilbert's boutonniere was made up of orchids as well.

Half of the bridesmaids carried bouquets of bright pink alstromeria mixed with orange spray roses while the other half carried bouquets of orange alstromeria mixed with bright pink spray roses.

At the front of the ceremony area, I placed two pedestals each holding a French wire vase filled with moss, alstromeria, ivy, and a fountain of grass. I thought this arrangement was so unique for a ceremony and not the usual fanned flower arrangement.

Down the aisle I hung cones filled with alstromeria on my hanging hooks for some matching color.

I had cute little orange glass vases which I filled with pink and orange alstromeria and placed on the inside and outside cocktail tables. Alstomeria comes in so many wonderful colors and allows me to use it in so many ways.

Our talented artist Carolyn painted beautiful orange and pink flowers on the tin container for the placecard table. I filled it with layers of Malibu roses, orange gerber daisies, and pink stock.

One of the containers that Noelyn really liked was a very pretty white pitcher. Since it was a one of a kind, I filled it with Queen Anne's lace and pink & orange zinnias and it sat by itself in a place of honor on the gift table.

Mason jars were collected for half of the tables. I placed orange marbles inside for weight, and then filled them with a mix of pink, orange and white flowers plus some ivy.

I had a ton of small/medium vases to work with for the table-scaped tables. I used 6 or 7 of them on each table. The majority of the vases were different from each other and I used different groupings of flowers in the vases. Thus, all 8 tables looked unique.
Noelyn loved these three green bpwls so I saved them specifically for her sweetheart table. I filled them with dark pink hydrangea and orange spray roses. Votive candles ultimately were alternated with the flowers.

I like this photo of the cake because a spotlight in the ballroom was directed at it. I decorated the cake with lots and lots of orange mokara orchid blooms. Pretty as can be!

Congratulations to Noelyn and Gilbert!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Kristen & Keith - Lovely Lavenders and Passionate Purples

Kristin asked me to help her with the personal flowers for her wedding. I was more than happy to do this especially since she was using my favorite colors - purple and lavender! Kristin's bouquet consisted of lavender lisianthus - probably my favorite flower - and ivory roses. Aren't the lisianthus lush and lovely? You can see why I love them so much!
I made Keith's boutonniere to match Kristin's bouquet so I included a lisianthus/rose combination.

The Moon family of carnations includes four gorgeous shades of purple/lavender carnations. I used several shades of them plus white carnations to make bouquets for the bridesmaids. Groomsmen wore boutonnieres of Moonlite carnations with a touch of ivy.

Moms carried a single ivory rose down the aisle while Dads wore an ivory rose boutonniere.

Grandparents' corsage and boutonniere. Purple rocks (as do Kristin & Keith!)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Rebecca & Doug - Colorful Citrus

Rebecca wanted to use bright summery fun colors for her wedding at Rivercrest Country Club in Phoenixville. We achieved that by using colors of bright green, orange, and lemon yellow for in-season garden flowers along with lemons, limes, and oranges! Perfect partners!

Rebecca's bouquet was made up of orange, white, and yellow dahlias mixed with green hypericum berries. Rebecca was named after her great-grandmother and owned her embroidered handkerchief. In order to show off the name on her handkerchief, I carefully wrapped and pinned it around the flower stems length-wise. I loved the sentiment and the idea! Doug wore a white gardenia as his boutonniere.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets of yellow and orange dahlias with scattered green hypericum berries. Groomsmen wore dahlias for boutonnieres.

Moms' corsages were made with orange spray roses and green hypericum berries. The Dads' boutonnieres matched.

On the railing of the steps leading into Rivercrest CC, I hung white bows with colorful streamers to let guests know which was the appropriate entrance to use for Rebecca & Doug's wedding.

After you walk in the doors, a placecard table is placed in the entry. Rebecca bought a large glass bowl which I filled with lemons, oranges, and limes. Amongst the fruit I placed white daisies with green centers.
For the cocktail tables inside, I used either mini-sunflowers with yellow acrylics; green hydrangea with green acrylics; or orange mini gerber daisies with orange acrylics. For the outside cocktail tables I filled orange baskets with a mix of colored zinnias and green "trick" dianthus.

I designed three different low centerpieces each incorporating a different citrus fruit plus flowers of two contrasting colors. Cylinders of limes were matched with orange spray roses and yellow zinnias. The cylinders filled with lemons had orange zinnias and green hypericum berries. And I used green zinnias and craspedia on top of the cylinders filled with oranges. I think zinnias are such a happy flower and work so well with brightly colored fruit.

Tall centerpieces were a combination of the fruits in the low centerpieces topped off with brightly colored mini sunflowers, orange gerber daisies, and green fugi mums. After the wedding was over, Rebecca donated all the fruit in the containers to a homeless shelter in Philadelphia. What a wonderful, thoughtful way to end a wedding. Congrats to Rebecca and Doug on your marriage and your generosity.