Saturday, June 22, 2013

When Lindsay, her mom, and her adorable son were here for their first appointment, we were looking through my albums when Lindsay noticed a picture of one of my brides that she knew. It was my daughter-in-law! They went to high school together and were both on the swim team. Small world!

Lindsay had a lot of ideas for her own wedding and she and her mom were ready to go to work! They worked hard on so many of the details that they added. Lindsay wanted a rustic touch to her ceremony and reception and since James was in the "tree" business, we incorporated trees into the decor in many ways.

 Lindsay wanted her color palette to be the colors of the flag of Ireland - orange, white, and green. Of course that entailed Bells of Ireland wherever we could fit them in. What fun to work with this family on this wonderful wedding.

 I used Circus roses, mango calla lilies, fiddleheads, bits of Bells of Ireland, peach hypericum berries, ivory lisianthus, orange ranunculus, and scattered orange mokara orchids to make up Lindsay's pretty bouquet. James' boutonniere was made up of a mango calla lily, Bells of Ireland, and a fiddlehead.
Bridesmaids carried bouquets of ivory roses, green hypericum berries, white stock, orange tulips, and orange mokara orchids. Groomsmen wore ivory rose boutonnieres.  I added fiddleheads to the MoH bouquet.
Lindsay collected orange and green bottles which I filled with white flowers for her cocktail tables. She also decorated jelly jars for candles.

James cut the log and burned initials into the wood for me to use on the placecard table. I filled the top with flowers. Lindsay made really cute pinwheel placecards for her guests.
When you walk in the door of Manor House there is a fireplace to the right and a winding staircase to the left. Lindsay and her Mom decorated the banister with tulle. I added a bouquet of orange, green, and white flowers at the end of the rail.
We decorated the mantle of the fireplace with birch branches, flowers, and candles.
Lindsay wanted a mix of three types of centerpieces. On the "tall" tables, I filled tall cylinders with willow branches and long white, green, and orange flowers.
James also cut log slices for the tables that we tablescaped. Lindsay collected various small vases which I organized on the log. I used white flowers in one vase, green in another, and orange in the third.
On the final third of the tables I filled my rental logs with painted hydrangea and other assorted orange flowers.
Congratulations to Lindsay and James and their beautiful son. May you have many, many wonderful years together.

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