Sunday, January 6, 2013

Karen & Cruz - The Doctor is In

Karen first contacted me by email to talk about flowers for her wedding. She lived in NYC and was busy studying for her PhD in psychiatry and would not be able to come into Philadelphia until her wedding. The way in which I design - on-line with personalized worksheets - made it possible - and even easy - to work with Karen at times when it was convenient for her. We had a lot of "conversations" on-line - and sometimes on the phone - but we managed to pull together her lovely contemporary white, purple, lavender, and orange wedding at The Brossman Center. And when I finally was able to speak with Karen face to face at her venue - I found her to be as lovely in person as she was over the air waves.

 I also need to give a big "thank you" to Wendy Hartigan of Bridal Affairs for the "rescue" she provided for Karen. The bride found out about two weeks before her wedding that there was no one at the Brossman Center - or through her caterer - who was going to set up her placecards, tie on her chair bows, run her ceremony, or do all of the many little things that need to be done on the day of the wedding. Lesson learned! Brides - do not assume that your caterer or venue supplies all of the help that you will need. Wendy did a fantastic job and I highly recommend her services to anyone that needs someone to coordinate their special day.

Karen's bouquet consisted of ivory standard roses, orange spray roses, and lavender lisianthus.  Cruz's matching boutonniere was made up of an ivory rose with an orange spray rose at the base wrapped in lavender ribbon. 

Bridesmaids carried bouquets of white, purple, and lavender lisianthus mixed with a touch of orange spray roses. Groomsmen wore triple orange spray rose boutonnieres.

I made a pair of flower arrangements for the altar of the church. I used a combination of larkpsur, carnations, and fuji mums to brighten up the room.

I used my beautiful vintage looking lavender cones to decorate the aisle at the church. I filled them with small lavender and orange flowers to bring in some more color to the very plain room.

Karen purchased a set of birdcages in deference to her "lovebirds" themed invitations. One was to be used for wedding envelopes. I filled the second with various sized candles and rose petals. One of the centerpieces filled out the trio.  Her sign in book was also placed on this table.

On tables of gray pintuck tablecloths with purple napkins, we made two similar but different types of centerpieces. Half of the arrangements consisted of lavender hydrangea studded with white button mums. Orange acrylics filled in the bottom of the squares.

The second centerpiece was the opposite of the first. Glass squares were filled with white hydrangea and orange flowers - in this case safflower. Lavender acrylics were used in the bottom.

Congratulations to Karen and Cruz.  It was truly a pleasure to finally meet you! 

1 comment:

Wendy said...

It was a lovely wedding and I was happy to help such a sweet bride!!