Over the internet Amy and I started kicking around ideas. She asked me if it was okay to bring her Dad to the meeting, which of course it was. We started tossing around more ideas. If you've ever worked with me, I've been told that I get a look in my eyes when I'm working out something in my mind. So, I would get that look - and Dad would say "I can do that". I found my perfect collaborator.
Amy's color palette contained blues, purples, lavenders, yellow - which gave it a pop - and periwinkle which allowed me to use agapanthus - which I love! Since Amy loves sunflowers we primarily used those in her bouquet with a touch of white gerbera and the other colors as accents. I wrapped the stems in a combination of burlap and twine. Keith wore the smallest of the mini-sunflowers with a bit of agapanthus added to it.
In keeping with the sunflower theme, bridesmaids carried bouquets made up of just sunflowers and liatris. Groomsmen wore Viking mum boutonnieres.
I made silk flower pomanders for the adorable flower girls. Wonder-Dad made a wooden fire engine for the ring bearer to carry. All I had to do was add ribbon and rings.
The ceremony decor - to me - was the piece de resistance. When I suggested building a garden fence - Dad jumped right on board! He searched for - and found - old watering cans, boxes, and barrels to stage in front of it. I added some baskets of flowers to the fence. And Dad topped it all off with a gardening hat. How cool is this? It's the best ceremony decor ever in my opinion. I added bits of Baby's Breath and burlap to the chairs to finish it all off.
Just simple sunflowers on the cocktail tables under the tent.
Amy and Keith are both music teachers. So naturally I wanted to do the placecard piece in a musical instrument. So once again, Dad to the rescue and he found a saxophone for me. Perfect! Old keys told guests which table they were at.
Amy chose to have four different centerpieces. I placed fresh flowers in the glass and wire containers. The second set of centerpiece logs were carved out by Amy's Dad. The combination of glass in wire and little logs with flowers were also made by Dad. And lastly, the wooden lanterns were made by Dad. I added daises and river rocks to the base.
I used two of Dad's little logs for the sweetheart table. Check out the fun toasting glasses.
Dad found this adorable watering can, so we used it on the bar.
I used a combination of daisies and asters to decorate the wedding cake. The toss bouquet is in the background.
Amy and Keith's wedding was a joy for me work on. I loved the exchange of ideas, the teamwork, the colors, and this family. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your very special day.