Sunday, July 22, 2012

Amy & Mario - Blue (and white) in Blue Bell

Amy chose such a pretty color palette for her wedding consisting of white, light blue, and black. I love this combination. Sometimes I wonder if the words "Blue Bell" put the color connotation into a bride's mind because I've done several "blue" weddings here. Just sayin...

Amy chose gorgeous white lilies mixed with white stock for her bouquet. I have to apologize for this picture - which I took. It doesn't do this bouquet justice and you can't really see the softness of the stock between the hard lines of the lilies. It was beautiful. I wrapped the stems in white satin ribbon and secured it with white pins "tuxedo style". Since lilies are just a bit too large for a nice boutonniere, I used stephanotis for Mario's boutonniere because it reflects the "star shape" of the lilies.

Bridesmaids' bouquets consisted of two sizes of white roses mixed with light blue delphinium. Groomsmen wore matching white rose boutonnieres. All corsages and other boutonnieres were made up of white roses with either blue or black ribbon accents.

When you enter the doors of BBC, there is a credenza right in front of you. Amy wanted to honor her loved ones, particularly her mom, and created a memorial area here with photos and a pretty vase of white flowers. To the left of this area is the ballroom and to the right is the cocktail room. Placecards are set up in the cocktail room for guests to pick up while they're enjoying food and cocktails - what else? I created a large piece for Amy with black wire wrapped around the stem. The "bowl" was filled with clear acrylics and underwater lighting. I used a mass of white flowers here including snapdragons, carnations, Queen Anne's lace, and large hybrid lilies.

Mario is a fireman. Amy found these wonderful fireman helmet containers to use in the cocktail room at Blue Bell Country Club. Unfortunately, the last time I looked on the website that she gave me, they were no longer available. It's a shame because these were so cute. I filled them with white hydrangea to stay within Amy's color palette. She also decoupaged some photos onto vases for some of the other tables, but I don't have any photos of those just yet.

Black is always a challenge to incorporate in a wedding, but we were able to add it in several places at Amy & Mario's wedding. The focus of the centerpieces were the high arrangements that Amy chose. We arranged blue and white hydrangea, Queen Anne's lace, white carnations, blue delphinium, white larkspur, and white lilies on top of tall glass cylinders. In the base of the cylinders we added weight with white, clear, and black marbles. We added a wide black ribbon with a blue ribbon on top of it. These tall arrangements were the "star" of the room and the focal points. The supporting "cast" were low glass cylinders full of beautiful, full bouquets of hydrangea. I thought this was a lovely combination.

Half of the low arrangements were filled with lush white hydrangea. The cylinders were wrapped in pretty blue ribbon with a white ribbon in the middle of it. Simple but so pretty.
The other half of the low arrangements contained just blue hydrangea and double wrapped with black ribbon on top of white. I used bouquet vases with black ribbon tied around the necks across the head table. All bouquets were placed in them after introductions were made - an easy but effective way to add flowers to a head table!

Best wishes for a wonderful future together Amy and Mario! It was a pleasure to work with you.

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