Sunday, May 31, 2009
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.
Friday, May 29, 2009
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
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.
Dark Milva, Orange Unique roses
The bride chose shades of white for her bouquet. Escimo roses, mini calla lilies, cymbidium orchids, and stephanotis.
Monday, May 25, 2009
The aisle followed the natural curve of the land. Petals were all that were needed.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Fresh Gerber Daisy Pomanders hung over the cocktail tables.
Swags over the dance floor were accented with faux gerber pomanders.
Centerpieces were dancers in tutus and skateboarders atop lighted spandex mini towers.
All images: Keith Cephus Photography
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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.)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
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 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.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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.
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.
We'll share the Bride and Groom and reception flowers in another post!