Saturday, May 19, 2012

Alysia & Pat - On a Bicycle Built for Two!

Alysia and Pat met while attending Villanova University and wanted to be married in their chapel even though they both live out of state. Alysia wanted to use a very "Spring-like" color palette of yellow, white, and purple for her personal flowers at the church and reception at Blair Mill Inn. It was just perfect for the season as were some of the personal touches that were added. Alysia, her mom, and I only met once and were able to continue designing her flowers completely by email - which is easily done through photos and the personal worksheet I design for each and every one of my brides. I've previously worked with several brides this way and never met them face to face. Some brides just can't get to PA before the wedding. It's a great tool for long distance flower planning and has been very successful for Whimsical Welcomes. And the best part - no phone tag!  And all my brides were happy with their flowers!

Alysia carried a bouquet of white peonies mixed with yellow spray roses. I used a white standard rose with a bit of yellow spray roses for Pat's boutonniere.
Bridesmaids carried a bouquet mix of yellow mini-gerber daisies, yellow spray roses, and white daisies. I also used white daisies for the groomsmens' boutonnieres.  Mom's carried nosegays of yellow daisies and Dads wore boutonnieres of the same.
I used purple "squiggle" vases on the cocktail tables and filled them with a mix of yellow daffodils - some from my garden! And then scattered yellow rose petals around them.
Alysia and Pat enjoy bike riding. So I filled two "bikes" with an array of purple, yellow, and white flowers to sit on the placecard table. I just love the purple placecards!
If you look closely at the front of the bikes, they each had a sign on them reading Mr. or Mrs.
All of the guest table centerpieces were filled with white hydrangea, purple mini-carnations, and yellow daisies. I used purple squares for half of the tables and yellow for the other half. 
I added another touch of personalization by placing these cute little mini-antique bicycles on the head table. .  I added test tubes with a small bunch of flowers to the bikes to pretty them up and placed them in front of the bride and groom's chairs.  Congratulations Alysia & Pat!