Monday, August 24, 2015

Heather and Andrew - Fall Love

One of my favorite places to work is Aldie Mansion which happened to be the location of the wedding of Heather and Andrew.  Heather had a more unique color palette of ivory/white, purple/lavender, blue, and red, which was really fun to work with for Fall.  I loved how it all came together.

Heather's bouquet contained lavender roses, daisies, red mums, and wheat!  It turned out to be such a pretty combination.  And Andrew wore one of my pocket gardens which was made up bits and pieces of the wedding flowers.  It slips into the groom's pocket and looks great as a "boutonniere".

Mums are perfect for Fall weddings and these bridesmaids carried bouquets made up of three types of daisy mums.  My favorites are those two toned purple daisies.  Groomsmen wore matching boutonnieres.

There are several locations for ceremonies at Aldie.  Heather and Andrew chose to have theirs under the large oak tree.  I filled my white wicker stands with Baby's Breath and blue delphinium to define their ceremony space.

Heather brought me several wine bottles with interesting labels to use on cocktail tables. I filled them with a variety of mums.

I used a simple large candle container and filled it with rose petals for the placecard area.

Rose petals also greeted guests on this entry table.

Every table at the reception was a little bit different.  Basically I did two different styles of centerpieces both with a bit of a lacy vintage look. Half of the tables were made up of large glass vases in either clear, blue, red, or purple and filled with a variety of flowers.  The second half of the tables were "tablescaped" with three different vintage vases each filled with one type of flower from the couples' color palette.  Most of the little vases were also different from each other.

This wedding turned out to be such a pretty one and I would have loved to have seen all of the tables finished, but I had a family commitment that day.  I was allowed to go in early so that I could get there on time.  I hope that Heather and Andrew had the time of their lives at their wedding that evening!  Congratulations to you both!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ashley and Chris and Wonderful Wheat!

The church in which Ashley and Chris had there wedding was one of the sweetest little churches I've ever seen.  And Ashley's details really added to its charm.

When guests walked in they were greeted by this sign. I loved how it was written on a decorated chalkboard.

Ashley also decorated her own unity candle set with lace and burlap. Pretty!

I used Ashley and Chris' fall color palette of orange and rusts to make altar flower arrangements.

I even found some orange colored wheat to add to the arrangements.

I added a touch of Fall to each of the window sills in the church with bud vases of Red Rover mums, eucalyptus and more orange wheat.

I made up Ashley's bouquet with orange spray roses, rust colored hypericum berries, ivory standard roses, and ivory spray roses.  Such a pretty combination!  Chris' boutonniere of an ivory rose with hypericum berries matched perfectly.

Wheat was also a lovely addition to the mix of peach spray roses and fall mums  in the bridesmaids' bouquets.  I bound the stems with twine for a more rustic look.

Wheat also appeared in the groomsmen's boutonnieres which I finished off in twine.

Using a rust colored ceramic vase, I made a pretty arrangement of orange wheat and leftover flowers for the placecard table at Bay Pony Inn.

I try to use up all of the flowers that I buy for a bride, so using up Ashley's bouquet roses proved to be the perfect topping for her wedding cake.  Congratulations and may the two of you live a long and happy life together!