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!

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