Monday, October 31, 2011

Kristin & Bill - Lovely Lilies

Kristin chose a wonderful color palette of black, white, and dark pink for her wedding at Talamore CC. Black is always a challenge to incorporate into the decor, but we achieved this with ribbon in the personal flowers and marbles and ribbon for the centerpieces. I think the blend of the three colors is very striking. I think Kristin made a wonderful choice!

Kristin's bouquet was made up of StarFighter and White hybrid lilies. I scattered stephanotis with crystals inside and rhinestone sprays throughout the flowers. Bill wore a matching boutonniere of three stephanotis.

Moms carried single standard white calla lilies with a black ribbon accent. Dads wore mini white calla lilies for boutonnieres.

My awful photography does not do the wedding party bouquets justice. They were made up of StarFighter lilies and limonium. Groomsmen wore boutonnieres of double stephanotis.

I did two different types of centerpieces for the guest tables. I love Malibu roses because of their color and their high petal count. I used them in mixed arrangements with gorgeous dahlias and lovely carnations in cylinders with a double ribbon wrap. In the second centerpiece I placed opened Malibu roses on beds of mixed marbles. The color really "pops" doesn't it?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sarah & Erik - So Happy Together

Sarah and Erik celebrated their marriage at a charming little church in Wayne - St. David's Episcopal Church. There were 20 people in attendance so it was a perfect fit. Sarah carried a bouquet of white mini calla lilies and Erik wore one as his boutonniere as well. I made altar flowers in the colors that Sarah chose - yellow, white, and blue. I also made two pomander topiaries for the church entrance but because of the pouring rain, I don't think they made it outside. Sarah and Erik did bring them for decoration to Susanna Foo's, which was the location of their reception dinner. Congratulations to all of you!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Jennifer & Jason - Bubbling Over With Happiness

For her wedding and reception at Concord Country Club, Jennifer wanted to use a color palette of yellow, white, and blue. She also wanted to personalize her decor wherever possible. The couple was very fortunate to have some very talented family members who did just that for them - as exemplified by the charming flag that marked the entrance to the church. I wasn't able to get a photo, but there was also a personalized aisle runner inside. Just beautiful!

Jennifer's bouquet was made up of blue dendrobium orchids, white roses, and yellow calla lilies. Jason also wore a yellow calla lily as his boutonniere. My photos of the bridesmaids' bouquets were dreadful, but they carried light yellow roses with blue dendrobium orchids. The groomsmen wore light yellow rose boutonnieres.

Our artist personalized a tin container for the wedding to place on the altar. Jenn & Jason plus yellow flowers were painted on the front. The wedding date was added to that back. What a wonderful keepsake for them to have.
As a nod to their love of good wine, I decorated the placecard table with wine bottles that Jenn brought to me to fill with flowers. I also scattered some mercury glass candle holders and yellow rose petals between the placecards.
Jenn and Jason both attended the University of Delaware. Go Blue Hens! I used blue and yellow rubber bands around each container and pinned the decal that Jenn gave me onto the front. A blue hydrangea topped off the cute vase.

As more and more couples are doing these days, Jenn & Jason chose to sit at a guest table. To differentiate their chairs, I slipped a ribbonned yellow carnation into their chair bands.

I made three types of centerpieces for this wedding based on blue, white, and yellow flowers with ribbonned or bubble filled cylinders. The tall arrangements were made up of blue hydrangea, yellow carnations, and standard white calla lilies. White bubbles filled the tall cylinders.

Low centerpiece cylinders were wrapped in blue ribbon with a yellow overlay and filled with yellow bubbles. Flowers consisted of white hydrangea, yellow carnations, and blue delphinium.

And the third type of centerpiece consisted of table-scaped cylinders with either bubbles inside or ribbon outside. Each vase had it's own color of flowers to match the others in the room.
The ballroom looked so bright and happy with the vivid blues and yellow placed throughout. And even though the sun wasn't shining outside, Jenn and Jason brought the sunshine inside! Congratulations to both of you!