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.

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