Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wedding Cakes: Beautiful cakes from our real weddings... and the tradition behind them!

Did you know that the wedding cake symbolizes fertility and prosperity?

The traditionally accepted practice is for the bride to have the first bite; otherwise, she’d be childless. There’s a time during the reception when the bride will cut the cake, and again, there is a standard practice for this: the husband should place his hands over the bride’s. The cake should be cut from the bottom layer and never at the top. After the bride cuts the cake, both bride and groom have had their bites, the cake should be wheeled to the kitchen so that it gets sliced into portions for the guests - and affords the opportunity for satellite cakes. (Reprinted from Professor's House. Find the entire article here).

Here are more amazing cakes from past Isha Foss Events weddings!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy planning!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sweetheart Table Arrangements

Many brides don't feel that they need flowers for the sweetheart table. They prefer to use their bouquet in a vase. This can be nice, but it is rarely enough of an impact for the most important - and photographed table at the wedding.

A rose and orchid centerpiece we created for one of our clients.

Here are my tips for sweetheart table arrangements:

  • When using the bouquet, enhance with tons of candles - floating and votive.
  • Flowers should be low enough for photos and for guests to see the couple.
  • It is nice when the arrangement "spills over" the table
  • The arrangement should be wide enough to cover the front of the table - at least a foot.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Flowers: Purples and Greens

Purple is a popular color scheme this fall! We'll have lots of combinations to show you. In the meantime, here are some of our past designs.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Real Wedding: Shani & Will

his is Shani. She and Will were married a few weeks ago and held their reception at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. They asked us to do floral design and Event Management.

The bride is very elegant and gracious. She chose hydrangea and cymbidium orchids for every area of the event.

Please check back to see the 3 different centerpiece looks we created from the two types of wedding flowers!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Real Wedding: Jean & Harlan

Jean & Harlan were married at the Freemason Baptist Church.

All images: Justin Hankins

Their reception followed at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

The bride and her maids performing a fan dance!

The families were focused on their love - and having fun....

Mission accomplished!

Jean and I "hit it off" as soon as we met and she immediately signed with us for Wedding Month Management. Stephanie and I always looked forward to Jean's e-mails and found them hilarious! We will miss her.

We wish the couple a lifetime of joy!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Lesley & Subin are getting married!

Today is Lesley and Subin's wedding day. Their destination wedding will take place in historic Williamsburg!

The bride is Native American and the groom's family is from India. We will be combining elements of both cultures to create something beautiful - and uniquely them!

I cannot wait to share the details with you!