Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stefanie & Jay - Delightful Daisies

Yellow, green, and white are perfect for a refreshing color palette for a summer wedding. Stephanie made great use of them. And what would be better than using lots of yellow and white daisies fto make those colors come to life?

 Stephanie's bouquet was a mix of lovely yellow and white Asian lilies combined with soft, white stock. Jay wore a white calla lily boutonniere.

The MoH's bouquet contained two colors of daisy mums plus button mums while the bridesmaids carried just white daisies and button mums. I made the groomsmen's bouts with button mums.

Daisies showed up again in a silk version for the flower girl pomander so that she could keep it and play "wedding" after the festivities were over.

Moms carried small daisy nosegays, too. The Dads' yellow daisy bouts matched!

Stephanie and her Mom did a wonderful job painting "greens" on ivy bowls for the cocktail hour.

We did a mix of high and low centerpiece styles for the tables. One way to get height without doing tall glass and an arrangement on the top, is to make topiaries from flowers with tall stems. In this case I used alstromeria, but there are other flowers that can be used.  The base was filled with a variety of yellow and white flowers in moss pots.

Low centerpieces were done in glass squares with yellow acrylics in the bottom.  I filled them with daisies, yellow sunflowers with green centers and hydrangea.

As is typical of my style, the flowers on the sweetheart table matched the other centerpieces in the room.

Congratulations to Stefanie and Jay. May your lives together always as happy as you were on your special day!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Alyssa and John at Glasbern Inn

Glasbern Inn is a beautiful, rustic venue in Fogelsburg PA.  Alyssa wanted all of the bouquets and centerpieces to reflect a rustic feel with lots of texture and using her colors of peach/coral, blue, and white/cream.  I was not able to travel up there to set up this wedding myself, so photos of Alyssa's flowers were taken in my workshop.  I huge thank you to Ron Dlutz (Dlutz Photography) for stopping by and taking pictures for me. 

Alyssa's bouquet was made up of stock, lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus, waxflower, and thistle wrapped in twine.   We were able to perfectly capture what she wanted and gave her lots and lots of texture.  The touch of blue came out in the thistle.  It's a unique "flower" which some brides love.  Bridesmaids carried bouquets of similar flowers but smaller in size.

Centerpieces followed suit.  In jars and glass cylinders I added Queen Anne's lace, roses, zinnias, dusty miller, and hypericum berries to the mix for a garden look. Some tables had a tall and a small jar sitting in wire on them.  Some tables had one  large jar sitting in wire on them and surrounded by votive candles.  And finally some tables had large cylinders of mixed garden flowers with river rocks in the base.   Sadly I don't have a photo of that one.

Congratulations to Alyssa and John.  It was a pleasure to work on your wedding.