Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stacey & Blair - Fall Beauty at Villanova Conference Center

Stacey and Blair wanted a brightly colored early Fall look for their wedding at the beautiful Villanova Conference Center at Montrose Mansion. We used lots of bright oranges, yellows, and greens with plenty of Fall elements to make their theme come to life. Stacy carried a large bouquet of mango calla lilies, Circus roses, Viking mums, and green hypericum berries.  Blair wore a boutonniere of a Circus rose with hypericum berries.

I used the lace from her grandmother's wedding dress to wrap the stems and create a collar for Stacey's bouquet.

Bridesmaids carried brightly colored Fall flowers in their bouquets. Stems were wrapped in navy blue ribbon to match their dresses. Groomsmen wore boutonnieres of gold button mums and hypericum berries.

Stacey and Blair's ceremony took place at St. Matthews in Conshohocken. We made large arrangements of Fall flowers to sit on the altar.

I love to make use of the piano in Montrose Mansion. It's a great place for photos and personalization. Stacey chose to have us fill a bicycle container with bright flowers for this location.

 A clay pot of Fall flowers was added to the gift table.

This glass vase was filled with orange rose petals and topped off with orange, yellow, and green flowers.  Stacey added some wine bottles and used corks for her placecards. 

Stacey loves Asian lilies so we used yellow and orange ones, with green cushion mums, to fill in the low squares of curly willow.

We added Fall elements such as wheat, Japanese lanterns,curly willow branches and dried pieces to the Fall flowers on top of tall glass squares filled with curly willow.

Two small arrangements graced the sweetheart table. There were made to blend in with  the larger centerpieces on the guest tables.

Congratulations to Stacey and Blair. May you live a happy, wonderful, and long life together.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Mary & Kyle - Scientific Style

I often buy collections of unique containers that I know will work for a bride who wants something different.  And Mary was just that bride!  Although Mary wanted a vintage feel to her wedding, she couldn't resist my beaker shaped containers.  While Kyle is a software engineer, Mary is in grad school for neuroscience and the beakers were a perfect fit for their wedding at Columbia Station.

Mary's bouquet was made up of yellow campanella roses, ivory spray roses, and peach hypericum berries.  Kyle wore a boutonniere of ivory spray roses and peach hypericum berries.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets made up of white lisianthus, peach spray roses, and yellow hypericum berries.  Groomsmen matched them wearing boutonnieres made up of yellow hypericum berries.

Because it was a hot day, we did not put the ceremony flowers outside when we brought them over to Columbia Station. The staff would graciously do that for the couple closer to ceremony time.  We used a mix of yellow, white, and light blue garden flowers in large glass vases.

On the placecard LOVE table, we made an arrangement of blue hydrangea and yellow iris on top of a large candle holder that I had found.


Mary did a fabulous job decorating the mirror in the lobby area.  I hadn't seen anyone do this before and I think that the various size hoops look wonderful.  They tie in perfectly with Mary's table numbers.

Mary chose to use robot mats on her cocktail tables.  So cute!  I also had the right shade of small blue glass lanterns which I filled with Baby's Breath for the cocktail tables.

The credenza in the hallway is also a lovely place to add memorial photos of loved ones.  I added a vase of flowers - one bloom for each person - to the display.

I had previously found a set of large glass triple beakers that were connected to each other that Mary really liked.  I filled each of the three beakers with a different flower that Mary chose - white dahlias, cream lisianthus, and a large yellow rose.  I used blue acrylics in the beaker bottoms to carry out the complete color palette.  Votive candles surrounded the centerpiece.  The lace table numbers were added to a hoop for each table.

I also had a set of matching miniature triple beakers so we used those on the other half of the tables.  But this time, a pair of the triple mini-beakers flanked a large pillar candle.  The vases were filled with a mix of daisies and yellow spray roses.  I think the tables looked great and were definitely different!

I got very lucky and happened to find a collection of 7 matching miniature beakers stacked together - a perfect addition to Mary and Kyle's sweetheart table.

And once again, Mary's sense of humor popped up on the top of their wedding cake in the form of robots!  How adorable is this cake?

Thank you to Mary and Kyle for your creative spirit and allowing me to be small part of your wedding.  I had a great time working with you long distance.  You made it easy!  Happiness and love to you forever and always!