Saturday, March 8, 2014

Maureen & Michael are now Mr. & Mrs.

I have known the groom Michael since he was a very little boy.  My son Justin and he played together since they were youngsters and stayed friends into adulthood.  His family lives right up the street.  So when Michael got engaged to Maureen, I was thrilled to help them with their flowers.  Ironically, I had previously done the flowers for a wedding in which Maureen was a bridesmaid and had a photo of her in my album.  Small world.

Here is a picture of Michael in Justin's wedding.


And here is a picture of my son Justin with his wife Kate at Michael's wedding.

 While Maureen wanted to use bright Fall colors for almost everything at her wedding, she wanted her bouquet to stand out.  So she chose to us have her bouquet consist of just white roses and calla lilies with beautiful rhinestone pins throughout the flowers.  Michael also wore a calla lily boutonniere.

Bridesmaids'  bouquets were made up of dahlias, roses, hypericum berries and calla lilies.  Groomsmen wore boutonnieres made up of the dark pink rose with hypericum berries. 

Moms carried nosegays of Fall flowers. Michael's Dad Al wore a matching boutonniere of mums.

The weather cooperated for Michael and Maureen's wedding ceremony on the patio at Talamore Country Club.

I used a mix of Fall flowers and sunflowers in glass vases in front of the pagoda at the ceremony.

A close-up of the orange daisy pomanders that lined the ceremony aisle.

Michael actually chose these lanterns for the cocktail tables.

One of my very favorite touches at this wedding was the "heart plaque".  Each guest signed a heart on the board which would later be mounted on the wall at their home. The toss bouquet is lying on the table.

The livingroom area at Talamore Country Club is a great place to personalize a wedding. Michael and Maureen used a variety of candles to flank a personalized ceramic platter on the fireplace mantle.

Maureen chose to use three different centerpieces on her guest tables.  For the first third of the tables, I filled large round bowls with "gold dust" in the bottom.  On top I used a mix of brightly colored flowers in orange, yellow, green, and dark pink.  Maureen found wonderful Mercury glass votives to surround the bowls.

For the high pieces, I filled tall glass cylinders with branches of manzanita and stems of orange mokara orchids.  I hung gold threads from the branches and attached individual orchids to them. 

I filled small bowls with "gold dust" and Circus roses to surround beautiful lanterns which Maureen found.  These were placed on the final third of the tables.

In keeping with their white theme, Michael and Maureen's sweetheart table was  decorated with all white flowers.

Circus roses brightened up the couples' wedding cake.

Congratulations to Maureen and Michael.  It's so nice to see how happy you both are!  Much love to both of you!

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