Sunday, May 31, 2009

Real Weddings: Eden & Dan - Pt. II

Eden & Dan's wedding was charming in all the personal details. Eden made these place cards which displayed pictures of the couple and some of their favorite places. The pictures corresponded to the table names (we also made a diagram of the table layout to assist guests).

The Catering Company of Williamsburg created the wonderful cocktail hour. The bar hutch and copper tubs add just the right touch in this historic setting.

I love this cheese display. The 'plates' were terra cotta dishes!

The tablescape was made up of collections of lanterns from friends and family.

The couple enjoy their vintage sodas...

... and then depart in a vintage Plymouth.

We wish Eden & Dan and their wonderful families every happiness!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Real Wedding: Eden & Dan - Pt. I

Eagle's Nest was the perfect setting for Eden & Dan's charming wedding. The Charles City, VA site is nestled among a nature preserve and true to its name, eagles flew over several times during the weekend!

The bride and groom created the fans.

All the calligraphy was done by the groom's mom.

It rained a couple of times, but nothing could stop this event from being joyous. After a torrential downpour, a rainbow appeared and everyone ran out of the tent to take pictures. It was a blast. Please come back for pictures from the cocktail hour and reception.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wedding Flowers: Orange/Yellow/Green

The bride wanted colorful flowers to accent the celadon bridesmaids' dress she chose. I suggested shades of orange with accents of golden yellow.

The bridesmaids carried hand-tied bouquets of Dark Milva and Orange Unique roses, Flame calla lilies, and mokara orchids.

We then discussed several flowers that would give her the clean centerpiece look that she wanted. She liked the idea of using one type of flower in a vase, but she liked every flower I mentioned - so we used them all.


Parrot Tulips

Dark Milva, Orange Unique roses

The bride chose shades of white for her bouquet. Escimo roses, mini calla lilies, cymbidium orchids, and stephanotis.

The cake.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Real Wedding: North Carolina B&B Wedding

The Pond House Inn in Elizabeth City, NC was the setting for a recent wedding. The bride chose a color palette of slate blue and white, with accents of pink and yellow.

The aisle followed the natural curve of the land. Petals were all that were needed.

I filled the family's collection of milk glass and enamel containers with peonies, spray roses, lisianthus, and tender sweet pea.

Lanterns on posts and stakes provide an evening glow.

The bride was beautiful and her mother put so many personal touches into the wedding. I hope to share those images with you when I receive the professional photos - so check back!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Real Wedding: Annie & Ralph

We shared a sneak peek of these flowers in an earlier post. Here are some images from Bill Murray, Onon Digitography.

Best Wishes Annie & Ralph! It was an honor to be a part of your wedding.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

B'Nai Mitzvah: Pink/Black/White

When I met the twins they could not agree on colors. He, a skateboarder, wanted black and she, a dancer, wanted pink. Mom wanted simple, non-floral centerpieces. Easy Breezy.

Fresh Gerber Daisy Pomanders hung over the cocktail tables.

We alternated the polka dot linen - Adult tables were round and rectangles for the kids.

Swags over the dance floor were accented with faux gerber pomanders.

Centerpieces were dancers in tutus and skateboarders atop lighted spandex mini towers.

I cut these legs from foam core and added a tutu to serve as a sign-in board for Rachel. Noah's friends signed a skateboard.
Fun times!

All images: Keith Cephus Photography

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Flowers En Masse

I find nothing more modern or beautiful than an arrangement of a single type of flower. It almost doesn't matter what the flowers is. It can often be a quite cost-effective and dramatic decor option.

Green Viburnum - immature version of Snowball.

Dendrobium Orchids atop a vase of lemons.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Garden Wedding Pt. II

For this wedding in Norfolk Botanical Garden, the bride wanted the indoor setting to seem appropriate and not overdone.

Crisp white linens were topped with navy pintuck overlays that matched the bridesmaid dresses.

Centerpieces on half the tables were arrangements of roses, tulips, peonies, and hydrangea among greens of Salal, variegated Pittosporum, and seeded Eucalyptus in whitewashed baskets.

Our trio of white iron lanterns are the alternate centerpiece. Moss and a few blooms complete the arrangement. (I also line the lanterns - saves time on cleanup.)

We draped the dance floor with chiffon and hanging votives w/ crystal prisms. Uplit trees softened the corners of this smaller reception and brought in the outdoors.

Hope you enjoyed this wedding. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Garden Wedding Pt. I

The bride chose navy bridesmaid's dresses but still wanted a Spring look for her wedding at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

I chose to lighten everything up with pastel colors - petal pink, butter yellow, and spring green. Each goes well with navy and look great together!

For the bride's bouquet I used Sarah Bernhardt peonies, green hydrangea, yellow/green parrot tulips, and Skyline roses. I collared the bouquet with Lemon Leaf and a simple wrap of ivory silk satin.

The ceremony site is beautiful on its own so we kept it simple. Urn arrangements held pink Larkspur, Bells of Ireland, Curly Willow, hydrangea, Esperance and Skyline roses and Sarah Bernhardt peonies. I also included greens - Salal, Variegated Pittosporum, Myrtle, and Fatsia leaves.

The altar arrangements frame the fountain and accentuate the stone balustrade. Our votive lanterns line the aisle.

The ceremony was at dusk so we used candles and tied them with a simple, clean satin bow. For a daytime wedding moss and a few blooms would be another option.

I love Renaissance Court at Norfolk Botanical Garden, beautiful from any angle.

Stop by on Tuesday to see the reception. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sneak Peek: Purple Wedding Flowers

The bride asked for textured bouquets in varying shades of purple - her fave. The bridesmaids wore latte and espresso dresses. It was as yummy as it sounds!

Here are the wedding party flowers.

I used Amnesia roses, purple Lisianthus, lavender Stock, purple Freesia, and dark purple Tulips. Fern Curls add a whimsical touch and tie in with the dresses. Everything is collared with folded Aspidistra leaves and touches of Salal and Seeded Eucalyptus.

I added Curly Willow for the Maids of Honor, to differentiate them.

The groomsmen wore Fern Curls and Freesia with a touch of Eucalyptus seeds backed with a Lemon Leaf.

The flower girl's pomander uses all the same flowers as the rest of the party. I tied it with a sheer latte colored ribbon.

The ring bearer's pillow of Pom Pom Mums and tied with a purple ribbon.

For the mother's, nosegays of Super Green and Amnesia Roses, Schwartzwalder mini Calla Lilies, green Viburnum, and a Fern Curl.

We'll share the Bride and Groom and reception flowers in another post!
Thanks for stopping by.