Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Jen & Joe - Skippack Rocks!

I had the honor of working my first wedding at Hotel Fiesole in Skippack with Jennifer and Joe. It's right in my own neighborhood! I was particularly excited when Jen first contacted me and absolutely thrilled when I met her in person. What a lovely person she is! She wanted to use pink and we needed to make it look more like "Fall" than Spring. And with the addition of burgundy, I think we accomplished it beautifully. I really enjoyed working with this color combination and a couple that were enthusiastic about doing things "a little bit differently". Congratulations to the two of you!

Jen's bouquet was made up of burgundy roses, pink sweetheart roses, pink spray roses, and green mini hydrangea for a texture and color contrast.

Joe wore a boutonniere of sweetheart roses and hypericum berries.

Jen's attendant carried a bouquet of pink roses and burgundy gomphrena.

An example of a pink and burgundy corsage for this wedding is included.

The wedding ceremony took place in an upstairs room at the Hotel. I made one large pink and burgundy arrangement in a green urn to sit in front of the large window.

Jen loves to cook. So we put our heads together and came up with an unusual placecard table arrangement The glass is filled with brussel sprouts, eggplants, and peppers. In addition to the burgundy seeded eucalyptus, I added flowers and winter cabbages! We all loved it!! I recommended that Jen not cook with the veggies in the glass because I coated them with LeafShine - but I gave her all the leftovers so she could do just that later. I hope she made something yummy!

I gave instructions to Jen and she had her dad make these cute golf containers for Joe for the cocktail tables. He was so proud of these! I think they came out great. I added a "golf bag" to the top of each and filled them with fall hydrangea.
Flowers in the centerpieces included mini gerber daisies, dahlias, hypericum berries, and hydrangea in different colors. The containers of both versions were filled with burgundy chipped glass pieces.

I made smaller versions of the guest table centerpieces for the sweetheart table and added a frothy bow and rose to the back of the bride and groom chairs.

Hotel Fiesole's baker makes their wedding cakes. I hope it tasted as good as it looked!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Laura & Joe at the Fabulous Fonthill

I enjoyed working on this wedding immensely. I loved Laura's choice of wedding colors - orange, green, and white - and really appreciated her attention to detail. My photos don't do her hard work justice, but I wanted to share some of her great ideas. Working at Fonthill - a place we've toured several times - was wonderful! I was so happy to be there.

Laura's bouquet was made up of SuperGreen roses, ivory lisianthus, and green hypericum berries. It looked stunning against her wedding gown.

I made Joe's boutonniere out of ivory lisianthus and hypericum berries.

I filled mason jars with green fuji mums hung from shepherds' hooks. These lined the aisle, upon which I scattered orange rose petals. Laura arranged her programs in vintage wooden boxes for guests to take.

I made sprays of circus roses for the Moms to carry down the aisle.

Bridesmaids' dainty bouquets of Circus roses and green hypericum berries. I loved how they "popped" against their dresses.

Groomsmen wore matching boutonnieres.

Laura made containers of golf pencils for the cocktail tables representative of Joe's love of golf. I filled them with yellow, white, and orange alstromeria.

I arranged green dendrobium orchids and white hydrangea in a cylinder filled with green apples for the placecard table. Laura set up her placecards in moss-filled vintage suitcases which looked adorable!

I LOVED working on these centerpieces. Our idea was to utilize only flowers that came in green, white, and orange - which I have to admit were sometimes painted. The centerpieces were then done in pairs. One set were arranged in leaf wrapped squares while the matching ones with those same flowers, were tablescaped in square vases. Roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, calla lilies, gladiolus, and hydrangea were used.

Laura's mom loved my wire decorated vases so I made one for her to enjoy.

Touches of green and white roses decorated the wedding cake. What a lovely end to a lovely wedding. Congratulations to both of you!