Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 22, 2010 - Laurie and Kevin's Wedding

I was so thrilled to play a small part in Laurie and Kevin’s wedding.  Laurie is a dear sweet woman that I actually knew in high school – so this was a very special treat for me.  Laurie chose fun and vibrant colors in fuchsia and orange with a touch of lime green.  She carried gerberas, roses, button mums, calla lilies and miniature spray roses in her bouquet.  Her bridesmaids carried slightly smaller versions of her bouquet without the calla lilies or white roses.

For their reception we designed 3 different centerpieces.  The first was a square vase wrapped with a green ti leaf and filled with gerbera daisies, roses, and green button mums along with a few loops of green bear grass. 

The second centerpieces were square rings of flowers surrounding a square glass vase with floating candles.  The rings of flowers were hand placed fuchsia and orange gerbera daisies, magenta and orange carnations and green button mums. 

And finally the third centerpieces were tall square vases with submerged green curly willow branches with orange Makara orchids and a pop of fuchsia “Hot Lady” roses at the top with a large floating candle.  The tall vase sat on a square mirror and was finished with 2 large gerbera daisies.

Finally, we designed one large arrangement for the appetizer table that included gerbera daisies, roses, snapdragons, and green ti leaf.

May 22, 2010 - Ginny and Matt's Wedding

Ginny and Matt sure know how to plan a fun, family wedding.  When we arrived at the family home in Visalia, where the wedding and reception would take place, we were greeted with hanging mason jars in the trees with candles and Adirondack chairs with antique quilts around a camp fire with marshmallows ready for roasting!  So charming I wished we could have stayed.  For Ginny, we designed a soft flowing garden bouquet of white bouvardia, ivy, white stock, white lissianthus, and white sweet peas with touches of mint and oregano. 

Ginny’s tables were dressed in sage pin-tuck linens with white square plates.  We created a fun laid-back centerpiece using large Mason jars and filled them with ivy, white stock, white lissianthus, white sweet peas, and added touches of mint.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 15, 2010 - Drew and Scott's Wedding

Friends and family traveled from Clovis out to Engelmann Cellars on Saturday night to help Drew and Scott celebrate their wedding. The bride chose a beautiful shad of dark purple complimented with black and ivory damask linens for her wedding design scheme.

Drew’s bouquet was designed with white peonies, ivory roses, white spray roses, white sweet peas, and seeded eucalyptus. The bridesmaids carried bouquets with purple hydrangeas, purple stock, white spray roses, and green hypericum berries.

The ceremony took place next to the vineyard with a backdrop of aged wine barrels. We set up a coordinating backdrop with two of our iron square columns, two cypress trees, and one of our rustic candleabras with hanging green amaranthus.

Using a photo provided by the bride we created moss covered hanging cones filled with flowers and berries that hung from our black shepherd’s hooks to line the bridal isle.

We also added ivory roses, berries, and purple hydrangeas to top all three layers of their stunning wedding cake.

On the guest tables, we did three different centerpiece designs. One with small Manzanita trees in silver containers with hanging crystals and eggplant silk petals. All of our Manzanita tree centerpieces sat on our round mirrors. The second centerpiece had three cylinder vases with floating candles and submerged ivory and white rose petals which sat on top of our silver chargers. The bride provided the third centerpiece.

May 15, 2010 - Cara and Dustin's Wedding

We traveled to Visalia on Saturday to help Cara and Dustin celebrate their wedding. The wedding and reception took place at the bride’s family home and garden. It was a gorgeous backdrop for a fun family event. 

The bride’s bouquet was a juicy mixture of range parrot tulips, dark “Milva” roses, orange cockscomb, “Cherry Brandy” roses, and orange spray roses. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.

We made attractive arrangements in tin pails that lined the bridal isle. These pails had lemon leaf, orange, gerbera daisies, orange roses, and orange spray roses. Finished with a moss green ribbon, these also served as centerpieces during the reception.

The other centerpiece design we created to compliment the tin pails was a small rectangle vase with orange gerbera daisies, “Milva” roses, and sprigs of rosemary. All centerpieces sat on our gold chargers.

We also had fun making a couple of larger arrangements with submerged oranges, gerbera daisies, snapdragons, and rosemary for the buffet tables.

Finally, we created petite arrangements for the cocktail tables that included gerbera daisies.

May 14, 2010 - Madison and Daniel's Wedding

Under a canopy of white paper lanterns at the Fig Garden Swim and Racquet Club, Madison and Daniel celebrated with family and friends. The couple chose white with accents of honeydew and light pink as their colors.

The bride carried light pink peonies, white stock, pink lisianthus, and white spray roses. Her attendants carried bouquets of light pink roses, green viburnum, and pink lisianthus.

The guests were seated at large square tables dressed in white linens with honeydew table runners and elegant centerpieces. We did two centerpiece designs: one in a tall Eiffel tower vase with white dendrobium orchids and a touch of light pink spray roses, and the other in a trumpet vase with curly willow branches, pink peonies, and hanging crystals.

Monday, May 3, 2010

May 1, 2010 - Kandis and James' Wedding

Kandis and James exchanged vows at a private property in Madera County. The brides bouquet was full of purple stock, ivory "vendella" roses, lavender lisianthus, and white freesia. Her attendants carried smaller versions of the brides bouquet.

A beautiful spray hung on the arch above the bride and groom and then was used on the couple's sweetheart table. We created special centerpieces for the attendant's tables with our candelabras and simple flower attachments.

There were two centerpiece designs used for the guest tables. The first was a large footed bowl and floating orchids with floating candles. The centerpiece sat on a silver charger filled with plum petals. The other centerpiece was three cylinder vases with submerged purple orchids and large floating candles.

May 1, 2010 - Leann and Dustin's Wedding

The Wolf Lakes Garden was a gorgeous backdrop on a beautiful spring day for Leann and Dustin's wedding. A romantic palette of pink, white, and black flowed from the garden into the pavillion. They chose hydrangeas, tulips, and mini callas. As guests entered the ceremony garden, they were greeted with lovely hydrangea wreaths.

The bridal isle was lined with pink and white feathers with hydrangeas and candles.

Six pomander "kissing balls" hung above the wedding party. We created these from roses, lisianthus, spray roses, and cushion mums.

The brides mother designed a beautiful reception using satin and organza linens along with silver candelabras from Town and Country Party Rentals. We topped the candelabras with lush garden arrangements of hydrangeas, stock, tulips, and soft greenery. Additional centerpieces were made with china mums, hydrangeas, and black feathers.