Friday, February 27, 2015

Jacqueline & Daniel's Rustic Wedding

Rustic weddings are always so much fun for me to work on and Jacqueline and Dan's wedding was no exception. Jacqueline chose a soft pastel color palette of pink, light green, and white which was perfect for this July summer wedding. Jacqueline's bouquet was made up of soft colors and lots of texture including Asian lilies, lisianthus, waxflower, mini-hydrangea, and white freesia. It was not only beautiful, but had a wonderful scent as well.  Daniel wore a boutonniere of freesia.

We wanted to use more rustic looking flowers for the bridesmaids' bouquet so I used daisies, alstromeria, and hypericum berries. Daisies were worn on the groomsmen's lapels.

The couple used the venue's birch arch to which we added touches of Baby's Breath.

Since the ceremony was moved under the tent, the cocktail hour was moved inside. I used the mix of bottles and flowers at several places on the bar instead of on hi-tops.

A large arrangement of white, pink, and green flowers sat on the placecard table.  I love the tall green vase that I found!

Keeping in mind that rustic means not having "matchy matchy" centerpieces, Jacqueline decided to use four different types of arrangements spread throughout the dining area. Since I collect a lot of unique rustic type containers, Jacqueline had lots to choose from and bought out several types of my containers. First we used wooden "Garden" baskets filled with a mix of flowers.

The second type of centerpieces consisted of my rental rustic lanterns, a shape matching glass vase of flowers, and votive candles.

Jacqueline supplied the old books on which to seat our third type of centerpiece. These consisted of replica vintage metal measuring cups with votive candles.

Finally, Jacqueline chose to use my green metal double garden buckets on the remaining guest tables. These buckets could be used over and over again after the flowers are no longer fresh.

I think this wedding had so many interesting aspects to it and lots of wonderful rustic details. I don't have a photo, but we used jelly jars of flowers on the sweetheart table, too. What a pretty, pretty rustic gardeny wedding with lots to look at and savor. Thank you to Jacqueline and Daniel for allowing me to be a part of it. I thoroughly enjoyed working on your wedding. Congratulations!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stephanie and Frank - Vintage Lace and Love at Manor House

If I was still teaching I would have to give Stephanie an A+ on the details she worked on for her wedding. She herself wrapped lace around all of her vases so nicely! Every vase she wrapped was done so tightly that they looked like they were decoupaged on! She did a terrific job! As you can see by the pictures, Stephanie's color palette was white, pale green,  and soft pink which lent itself to using lace for a beautiful vintage feel.

Stephanie's bouquet was made up of pink peonies, white waxflower, and dusty miller. I wrapped the stems in white satin ribbon with an overlay of lace. Frank wore a white lisianthus boutonniere.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets similar to Stephinie's but with white football mums (in lieu of the more expensive peonies) combined with pink lisianthus and dusty miller. They were wrapped similar to Stephanie's bouquet. Pink lisianthus boutonnieres were worn by the groomsmen.

It was very windy outside that day so I wasn't able to set up the ceremony flowers because I was there early. I sat an arrangement of pink and white flowers in an old white ceramic pitcher - pictured above - that I rent out on an old table provided by Stephanie. This was to be part of a grouping with a mason jar of flowers and a mason jar candle sitting on a lacy table cloth.  Stephanie also provided her own Shepherd's hooks and hanging mason jars which I filled with Baby's Breath to go down the aisle.  If she hasn't already done so, these are for sale.  If you're interested, please contact me.

Greeting guests on the entry table was a grouping of programs, photos, and a small flower arrangement on top of an old candlestick that I spray painted silver.

A trio of vintage inspired vases sat next to the birdcage that Stephanie used to collect her envelopes.

Mantles in the old farmhouse were decorated with more framed photos and small vintage vases of flowers.

Half of the guest table centerpieces were glass cylinders wrapped by Stephanie and filled with hydrangea, lisianthus, dusty miller, and asters.

On the rest of the guest tables I used two vintage inspired vases of flowers combined with a glass candle cylinder wrapped in lace by Stephanie. Every one of these tables used slightly different vases.

Only the childrens'  table was different from the others.  Stephanie added her own magic to this one.

Again I used three small vases of flowers on the Mr. & Mrs. sweetheart table to complete the vintage theme.

I really enjoyed working with Stephanie on her wedding. She worked hard and it showed in every little item she provided for her special day.  I wish this family many happy and wonderful years together.  Congratulations!