Friday, February 24, 2012

Janice & Chris - Sheerly Elegant

Janice and Chris celebrated their wedding at the wonderful Shearer Elegance B&B in Limerick, PA. If you've never been there, it's a beautiful Victorian mansion run by the lovely host, Sue Tator. It's a perfect location for a small wedding, shower, or party. My son is having his whole wedding party stay there for the weekend of his wedding. I think it's a fabulous idea as well as being very, very affordable.

Janice decided to use a color palette of purple and white for her wedding. She chose to embrace the Victorian feel of the venue, so I furnished her with ceremony containers and centerpieces in keeping with the theme. She also used the accommodations for many of her wedding guests and herself, which is so convenient - and breakfast in included!

Janice's bouquet consisted of my favorite calla lily. I just love the deep purple throat. Chris' boutonniere matched of course.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets made up of white mini calla lilies surrounded by a cuff of eggplant carnations and a collar of gaylax leaves. The beautiful deep purple carnations were also worn by groomsmen as their boutonnieres.

I've been doing a lot of single flower and nosegays for Moms. They're a nice alternative to wearing a corsage. At this wedding, Dads wore white mini calla lily boutonnieres.

The ceremony was held at the base of a magnificent staircase. I placed a wicker container of flowers on each side of the beautiful railing.

Guest tables were placed in various rooms in the mansion. Keeping with the Victorian feeling of the house, I collected cut glass containers to fill with Janice's favorite flowers. Here are a few of the tables which include cut glass vases, a bowl, and a basket.

This larger cut glass vase was placed on the large dining room table. This is where guests who stay and have breakfast are served. It's a really beautiful room!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ashlee & Michael - Snow in October? Really?

When Ashlee and her mom came over to drop off her containers for the wedding at Columbia Station, they informed me that the ceremony would be held inside because of the snow. Snow?? What snow? I'd been busy working and hadn't turned on the news/weather for days. Ashlee decided rather than agonize over a last minute decision, they'd already made it and could relax and enjoy the rest of her wedding preparations. What else could she do but just roll with it and enjoy every special moment.? What a wonderful attitude, but I expected no less from this wonderful bride. She is such a nice, nice lady. And the upside? She got some gorgeous photos in the unexpected white stuff

Ashlee chose a Fall colored bouquet of yellow calla lilies, Hocus Pocus roses with crystals, and orange spray roses. Michael wore a red mini calla lily as his boutonniere.

Two MoH carried bouquets of Circus roses, daisy mums, and red spray roses.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets of Circus roses and red spray roses. All groomsmen wore boutonnieres of Circus roses.

Because of the snow and ice, the ceremony was moved inside. I made large arrangements of fall flowers included mini-sunflowers, gerber daisies, Red Rover mums, and hypericum berries in containers made from birch.

Small baskets of fall flowers were placed on the aisle chairs of the parents' rows.

I made an arrangement of mixed Fall flowers to sit on top of the carved log that Ashlee had made for her. Note the initialed heart carved into it! And the placecards followed through with the tree theme beautifully.

Tall centerpieces consisted of birch branches adorned with roses hanging in test tubes and hooked LED lights. I chose to use this photo so you can see the snow on the trees through the window. Crazy!

I mixed fall flowers in the low arrangements for the guest tables. Glass squares were double banded with red and pewter ribbon.

The sweetheart table included arrangements similar to those on the guest tables. In addition to working with the lovely Ashlee, I don't think I'll ever forget this fall-themed the snow!