Sunday, December 22, 2013

Amy & Pat - Aldie Mansion Magic

I've known Amy's parents for a long long time. They're one of our dearest couple friends with whom we share a lot of fun times. Thus, I've known Any since she was a little girl. And it was truly my pleasure and an honor to help Amy and Pat with their wedding decor at Aldie Mansion and then attend her wonderful wedding. And I was so proud of how hard they worked on the many, many details for their special day.

 Amy and Pat wanted to use a color palette of ivory, peach, and light green with accents of gray. So I designed Amy's bouquet to reflect that. I used ivory roses, peach roses, mini white calla lilies, and mini-green hydrangea in Amy's bouquet. The stems were bound with gray ribbon. I also used an ivory rose for Pat's boutonniere.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets similar to Amy's bouquet made up of ivory roses, peach roses, and mini green hydrangea. Groomsmen wore peach rose boutonnieres.

One of the flower girls chose to hold her pomander while the other carried hers.

Moms wore pearl wrist corsages of peach flowers. Dads also wore peach spray rose boutonnieres.

The wedding party processes down the stone garden path to the ceremony location. I filled my rental metal cones with peach and white flowers and lined them up along the path.

Flower arrangements for the ceremony stood to the right and left of the stone garden patio. This is a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony.

A bride can choose to have a small table placed at the base of the stairs in the mansion. Amy and Pat chose this table on which to place photos of loved ones that are no longer with them. I added a vase of flowers in their memory.

Amy and Pat collected wine corks with which I filled the glass container of flowers. The five wine bottles were to be signed by their guests with one being opened up on each of their first five anniversaries.

I like to see some color on the entry table. Often brides put their programs on this table or some other information they wish to share with their guests. I filled this vintage birdcage with small ivory and peach flowers and added rose petals as well.

I like to put a wreath on the door at Aldie Mansion so that guests know through which door to enter. I made this wreath out of silk flowers so that it could be saved. The tulle was knotted at the bottom so that it didn't get caught.

I used a green rose on top of river rocks in a glass square for each of the inside cocktail tables. Outside I had double green pots filled with white hydrangea and peach mini-carnations.

Amy's friend made this wonderful seating chart for guests. Amy also created a fabulous candy bar for favors, but unfortunately I don't have a photo of it.

Amy's table decor was based on gray chevron table runners that she had made for her wedding. I followed through with her color palette with two similar, but different, centerpieces.  Both flower arrangements were made in large glass bowls.  The bottoms were filled with clear acrylics.  For the first style, I used pretty summer flowers including green hydrangea, white dahlias, and peach carnations.

On the other half of the tables, I filled the glass containers with white hydrangea, green roses, and peach Asian lilies.

A mix of all the flowers were used in the bowl on Amy & Pat's table.

 I added peach roses to the cake.  To the right and the left of the cake are wedding pictures of the bride and groom's parents. 

Congratulations to Amy & Pat.  May you always be as happy as you were on your wedding day!

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