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. www.shearerelegance.com
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!