Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nicole & Jeff - Vintage Villanova

I love working on weddings at Villanova Conference Center.  It's not only that I received my Master's Degree from VU, but the mansion is absolutely gorgeous!.  So when Nicole asked me to help her with her wedding, I was more than pleased.  I also would like to thank my good friend Ron Dlutz for sending me photos of the wedding flowers.  I couldn't have made this post without them.

Nicole wanted to use a color palette of white, yellow, and blue for her wedding and add touches of "vintage" wherever possible.  For her bouquet I used white roses mixed with white lisianthus and stuffed with stephanotis plugged with rhinestones.  Jeff wore a white rose boutonniere.

Bridesmaids carried bouquets of just the white lisianthus mixed with pale yellow hypericum berries while the groomsmen wore lisianthus boutonnieres.

Back at the mansion, we set up memory vases to go along with photographs provided by Nicole.

We had some fun with the sports that Nicole and Jeff love so we filled ceramic soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, and baseballs with hydrangea for the cocktail tables.  Jeff and Nicole provided the sports trivia questions to go along with them!

Half of the tables had vases of yellow, white, and blue flowers exactly like this one on the placecard table. 

On the other half of the tables, I displayed vintage vases on top of books provided by Nicole. Every table was a bit different. 

Thank you again to Nicole and Jeff for letting me be a part of their special day. Congratulations!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Christie & Bill in Beautiful Cape May

Christie is the second sister's wedding that I worked on from one of my favorite families.  I was sooo happy to work with her and ended up in Cape May for a gorgeous weekend. Hey, if I'm going to travel that far I'm going to take a mini-vacation too!

The shore is all about soft colors - pink, white, and aqua blue - and hydrangeas - and we used a LOT of those.  The combination turned out to be really beautiful.

For her bouquet, Christie chose soft pink roses with green hypericum berries to contrast and some Queen Anne's lace for softness.

Her bridesmaids carried the same soft pink roses combined with white lisianthus. I had fun with the groomsmens' shell boutonnieres.

It was a very windy day in Cape May, so the ceremony flowers were brought down to the beach much later in the day.  I had to get the blue in those so we made bows!

There were several cocktail tables both inside and outside of the Hotel Alcott.  I painted boxes an aqua blue - spray painted shells silver - and added hydrangea to them.  What a great place to relax and have a drink!

I added shells to the vase upon which I did an pink and white arrangement for the placecard table. I felt like Queen Anne's lace belonged in Victorian Cape May!

Carolyn and Bill used an underlying baseball theme - so their tables were named after their favorite players . For half of the tables I used glass squares of white hydrangea.  I tucked in pink mini-carnations along with shells among the flowers.  I used pink hydrangea with white carnations on the other half of the tables and filled those squares with aqua blue acrylics.

Again I used my little blue boxes to decorate the sweetheart table.  I added spray roses to the hydrangea.

A huge THANK YOU to Christie and Bill for having me help them with their wedding. Not only were you wonderful to work with, the whole weekend turned out to be wonderful!.  I wish your life together to be as fabulous as your wedding day!