Sunday, September 8, 2013

Katie & Tim - Yay for Yellow!

You would expect someone called Katie to be adorable - and this bride was absolutely that and more!  She was a delight to work with and was just so happy about everything. What a wonderful way to enjoy life!

I originally met Katie and her sister at my very first Bridal Blossoms Show.  The next time was at my home to plan her wedding.   Katie wanted to use a color palette of yellow, white, and blue with touches of gray.  She was hoping to add a touch of "vintage fun" to her wedding and I think that we provided that for Katie and Tim through several elements.

Katie loved the craspedia - the little round flower balls often called Billy Balls, so we added lots of them into bridal party flowers.  Katie's bouquet also included white mini calla lilies, pale yellow alstromeria, white lisianthus, and a collar of gray dusty miller. Tim wore a white calla lily boutonniere with a craspedia at the base.

The bridal party wore gray dresses. Katie's wonderful sister Tara.  her MoH, carried a bouquet of white alstromeria, craspedia,  and yellow mini calla lilies.

Bridesmaids bouquets were made up of white alstromeria and craspedia.

All groomsmen wore boutonnieres of craspedia.

The young flower girl wore a halo of yellow satin flowers and carried a very light weight pomander made of tulle and yellow satin flowers.  I make these for the little ones because they can wear them on their wrists if they prefer - they have no heft to them at all! 

Katie & Tim's ceremony took place in the gorgeous National Historic Landmark Church - St. Peter's Church in Society Hill. This church was built on land donated by William Penn's sons.  The first service took place on September 4, 1761 and has been in continuous use through Katie and Tim's August, 2013 wedding and ever after.

The couple's reception was held at the Society Hill Dance Academy - right outside of HeadHouse Square.  There were a few cocktail tables scattered throughout the layout so we added simple blue vases of yellow and white daisies.

I added a blue vase of yellow zinnias to the sign-in table. 

Since Katie and Tim are both involved with mathematical careers, they "named" their tables after mathematical equations.  We did some tablescaping on half of the guest tables - each one slightly different - but they all contained a clear glass vase, a blue vase, and a vintage-like yellow ceramic piece.  

The other half of the guest tables held large bowls of yellow Asian lilies and daisies.  If you look closely you'll notice that I added a fun yellow and a white "daisy" collar to each bowl to hold the flowers. I also added yellow bubbles into the base of the bowl.

Thank you again to Katie and Tim for having me be a part of your special day.  I wish you a long and happy life together.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Angela and Andrew - Daisies Galore!

Angela wanted to use a color palette of white, green, and yellow for her wedding. She loved daisies, so they were a natural for this absolutely adorable wedding at Penn Oaks CC. Angela worked hard and added a lot of her own personal details to her wedding. And daisies became our theme! We had daisies line the aisle. Daisies painted on watering cans. Daisy pomanders. Daisy bridesmaids' bouquets. I even had ceramic pots of daises to use! Everything came together so well! This was so much fun to work on and it will always be one of my favorite weddings!  Thank you to Ron DLutz photography for the professional pictures.

Angela loved craspedia so I tucked it in among her beautiful white peonies and lemon leaf. Notice the daisy buttons I added to her bouquet wrap! Andrew's boutonniere was also made up of craspedia.

Bridesmaids' bouquets were made up of daisies, craspedia, and solidater. Groomsmen wore matching daisy boutonnieres.
The flower girls carried pomanders of silk white daisies.

 The ringbearer carried a nest of daisies and "pretend" rings.  I don't advise giving little boys the real wedding bands. Better safe then sorry!

I had two watering cans painted with daisies and the name of the bride and groom. I filled them with yellow, white, and green flowers for the ceremony. They stood on pillars in front of the gazebo.
I had "wicker" daisies that I tied bows/streamers around and stuck in the grass to line the aisle. This was a fun, inexpensive way to add a touch of whimsy and color to the ceremony.
Just something cute for the cocktail tables - I taught Angela how to make these containers out of straws and added daisies.

 Guests found their seats on this windowpane.  I filled two boxes that Angela had constructed with wheatgrass and daisies to flank the window.

 This mailbox was used for guests to hold messages to Angela and Andrew from guests.  She added a blackboard explanation and lots of pens and paper.

Also on the placecard table were honey favors that were personalized with tags from the couple.

 I showed Anglea sets of golden yellow ceramic containers that I had purchased to use on half of her tables.  If you look closely at the vase it has daisies all over it.  They were just perfect for this wedding and were filled with white and yellow daisies and a touch of green hypericum berries.

 For the other half of the tables, Angela added a green candle to mason jars.  To either side of the jars, I filled smaller versions of the daisy ceramic containers with flowers.

Angela was such a pleasure to work with.  All of her personal touches really helped make her wedding uniquely them.  I wish Andrew and Angela the best always!