Thursday, February 25, 2016

Jennifer and Mike's Disney Magic

I am a huge Disney fan, so naturally I was thrilled to help with a Disney themed wedding.  I'll share a couple of the special touches Jennifer and Mike added to their wedding.

The color palette this couple used was not a typical color combination for a wedding - teal, white,  and orange. But ironically, another wedding I worked on that weekend used the same exact colors!  I'll post pictures of that one soon, but I couldn't get over the coincidence.

Jennifer's bouquet was a short cascade done with white lilies, white roses, white waxflowers, and orange spray roses.  I've added some pretty rhinestone "flowers" to give it a bit more sparkle. M ike wore a boutonniere of stephanotis - which I like to use when a bride carries lilies.  The lilies are too large for a boutonniere and I think that the stephanotis have the same sort of shape, so that's what I use.

Jennifer wanted her bridesmaids to carry bouquets that coordinated with hers, so I made those out of just the spray roses and waxflowers.  Groomsmen wore matching orange spray roses.

We made two large orange and white arrangements for the head of the ceremony aisle.  Small buckets of white hydrangea and orange spray roses lined the aisle as well.

We worked a lot with round shapes for this wedding.  So for the cocktail tables I used vases with a round look to them and filled them with different flowers. They were pretty much all different from each other.

It was fun to come up with an appropriately colored placecard table arrangement.  I found an orange candle holder to which I added orange and white flowers.  And to get the teal in there, I used ting ting and party balls!  I love how it turned out.

Brides have come up with a lot of creative ideas for their guests to sign. Jennifer and Mike used unglazed "mouse" figurines - which I thought was so clever. And the pens were teal, black, and orange!

It was challenging to come up with ways to incorporate the teal color into this wedding, but I think adding the teal acrylics to the centerpieces turned out nicely.  Naturally, the tables were all named after different Disney characters.  I filled large round glass bowls with teal in the base and a  mix of orange and white flowers.  Jennifer wanted to use wine decanters for the rest of the tables.  The teal acrylics were also used in these.  Orange lilies and white limonium filled the glass.

And of course every Disney wedding needs a special cake.  This one definitely fits the bill  Congratulations to Jennifer and Mike.  May you have many, many happy years in Florida!  Say hi to Mickey for me.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ashley & Tyrone - A Superb Superhero Event

I met Ashley at one of my Bridal Blossom events and there was something about her that I immediately liked - her creative mind!  I knew it would be fun working with her.

I was really happy when Ashley and Tyrone were able to set a date.  Due to school, job changes, and a move to another state, their wedding was postponed for a while.  And when it was "on" again, Ashley and I worked on-line to finalize her personal flowers.

Tyrone is a huge Superhero fan.  His groomsmen and he were actually wearing various Superhero figurines as boutonnieres.  Ashley was going to take care of this and unfortunately I do not have a photo. I would have loved to see them. Hopefully she'll send them to me one day.

In order to bring the heroes into the bridesmaids' bouquets, Ashley used Superhero comic books to create a paper flower that I inserted into the bridesmaids' flowers.  With a color palette of red and yellow - the comics added a little "Kapow" to the flowers. I do have the information about these from Ashley  to pass on about how to make these.

Ashley wanted some gold in her bouquet so I added a gold wire collar to the flowers.  I used the wonderful mixed yellow and red Hocus Pocus roses with yellow freesia and fun yellow craspedia.

Check out Ashley's comic book flowers among the roses and yellow mums.

Bouquets for Moms were a mix of yellow spray roses and red hypericum berries while Dads and Grandpas wore boutonnieres of a red rose.

Grandmothers received pretty yellow and red corsages.

Congratulations to Ashley, Tyrone, and their kids.  I wish you all a wonderful life together.