Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shoreline Chic

This beautiful and down-to-earth bride gave us a few gorgeous images and free rein to be creative. We worked primarily with whites and ivories to create her vision, adding pops of chartreuse along the way. We began with a canvas of some of our romantic favorites: big standard roses, creamy bunches of spray roses, flirty lisianthus, and ruffly stock. We then added some of the luxe flowers for additional depth and texture: dramatic cymbidium orchids, elegant callas, and luxurious peonies.

The ceremony, on the shores of Ladybird Lake, took place under the trellis, which was draped with sheer sage and chocolate linens. The wedding party was surrounded by delicate hanging strands of cream and white roses and white dendrobrium orchids.

The bride carried a beautiful hand-tied mix of vendela and akito roses, white stock, creamy peonies, white calla lilies, white lisianthus, and white cymbidium orchids with pink accented centers. The simple ivory satin wrap with pearl pins complimented her simple, elegant ivory strapless gown.

The bridesmaids, who wore black and ivory dresses, carried a romantic mix of vendela and akito roses, full-blown majolica spray roses, white stock, and white lisianthus. They also featured a simple ivory satin wrap with pearl pins.

The groom selected a simple calla lily boutonniere framed with a dark green leaf for the men in the wedding party. The mothers of the bride and groom wore small clusters of ivory garden and spray roses with an ivory satin accent.

The reception took place in the upstairs dining room of the Shoreline Grill. Three different centerpiece options connected the indoors and the outdoors through the use of ivory and green flowers, and an eclectic mix of vessels, including modern white ceramic bud vases, light wooden boxes, and long, low containers of heavy glass.

These square arrangements featured a lush composition of ivory hydrangea, white lisianthus, vendela and akito roses, spiky star of Bethlehem, white stock, white calla lilies, and bright green cymbidium orchids.

Clusters of bud vases filled with the same flowers decorated some of the other tables.

The longest tables featured the long arrangements, which included all of the same flowers with the addition of white tulips.

We added a few single cymbidium orchids to the whimsical cake; the pink centers of the ivory blooms picked up the pink polka dots on the bottom layer perfectly. The wedding party bouquets and the toss bouquet decorated the cake table after the ceremony.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Blue Hydrangea Wedding

These wedding flowers were inspired by the bride and groom's color scheme of chocolate and light blue. Pops of bright green added contrast to the textured bouquets and arrangements.

The bride's bouquet, which featured pale blue hydrangea, scented white freesia, white lisianthus, ivory vendela roses, and bright green hypericum berries, all wrapped in white satin and accented with pearl pins, complimented her beaded white gown with delicate lace overlay. Her fingertip veil was accented by a floral headpiece of miniature ivory roses and delicate blue tweedia.

The maid of honor carried a bouquet similar to the bride's but smaller in scale and wrapped in chocolate satin ribbon. The bridesmaids' bouquets were composed of pale blue hydrangea and creamy vendela roses.

The church altar was decorated with a tall phoenix arrangement of blue hydrangea, green curly willow, ivory vendela roses, and brilliant blue delphinium. The phoenix featured the chocolate color in the brown river rock and chocolate accents.

The blue fabric on the pews was drawn into the ceremony by the pew decorations, simple and sweet compositions of pale blue hydrangea with ivory rose accents attached with sheer white ribbon.

The reception, which took place at the Casa Blanca on Brushy Creek, also featured the bride and groom's chosen colors and flowers. They chose two centerpiece options to give depth to the open and airy reception space overlooking a grove of live oak trees.

The first was a simple but elegant cube accented with chocolate satin ribbon and filled with fluffy blue hydrangea.

The second option featured three cylinder vases with brown river rocks and floating candles at three different heights. Around the base of the cylinders were three miniature vases filled with pale blue hydrangea.

The guestbook table featured a large glass cube with a chic textured chocolate wrap. The cube overflowed with blue hydrangea, green hypericum, ivory vendelas, white Peruvian lilies, and textured green hanging amaranthus.

The three-tiered square cake, accented with chocolate satin ribbon, was decorated with cascading blue hydrangea.

Fall Wedding

This fall wedding took place on a beautiful day in early November. The bride requested a textured mix of sunset fall colors with berries, wheat, and millet accents.

The bridal bouquet was a cascade of Leonidas and camel roses, which matched the ribbon and bead accents on the bride's gown, various mums, orange queen Peruvian lilies, brown hypericum berries, peachy gerbera daisies, and a spectrum of brown wheat and millet. The bouquet was wrapped in silk ribbon taken from the bride's dress.

The bridesmaids, who wore short chocolate brown dresses with black and topaz accents, carried small bouquets of creamy vendela roses, orange queen Peruvian lily, and brown hypericum. Their bouquets were wrapped with chocolate satin ribbon and pinned with copper pins.

The groom's boutonniere was composed of an ivory calla lily with brown hypericum and wheat accents.

Boutonnieres and corsages featured ivory vendela roses, majolika spray roses, and brown hypericum and chocolate or ivory ribbon accents.

The first pews of the church were decorated with hanging arrangements of fall foliage, orange and gold Peruvian lilies, coppery hypericum, and mums in oranges, golds, and rusts. They complimented the fall leaves, hand-carried by the bride's mother from her hometown in the Pacific Northwest, that accented the aisle.

The altar arrangements were tall, textured compositions of Leonidas and camel roses, orange queen Peruvian lily, autumn-colored mums, brown hypericum berries, brown lotus pods, and rusty millet and wheat.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ranch Wedding

This beautiful sunset wedding took place at a family ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. The bride's colors were chocolate and pinks, and the ceremony and reception took place outdoors.

The ceremony was held on the front porch, which was adorned with white hanging lanterns spilling pink and white flowers, including Hill Country lisianthus, hydrangea, Peruvian lilies, pale pink and fuschia roses, and porch post arrangements of the same flowers with trailing ivy. The ceremony area was marked by two large phoenix arrangements of curly willow, pale pink larkspur, white hydrangea, and Orlando roses. The entrance to the aisle was marked by jelly jars filled with fluffy white hydrangea. All of the ceremony flowers were able to be transported to the reception area.

The wedding party carried bouquets in a spectrum of pinks and ivories.

The bride carried a large, hand-tied arrangement of ivory hydrangea, cream and pink Peruvian lily, pale pink and bright pink roses, bold pink calla lilies, and light pink sweet pea and Hill Country lisianthus.
Her custom French wrap was accented with shimmery sheer ivory ribbon and crystal pins

The bridesmaids, who wore short chocolate strapless dresses, carried hand-tied bouquets of ivory hydrangea, pale pink and bright pink roses, light pink lisianthus, and white Peruvian lilies. Their bouquets were wrapped with fuschia satin and featured a satin ribbon "collar" fastened with pearl pins.

The junior bridesmaids, who also wore chocolate, carried nosegays of pale pink roses and ranunculus with a sheer light pink French wrap with trailing ribbons and crystal accents.

The groom wore a simple ivory calla lily boutonniere with pink and brown sedum accents. The groomsmen and fathers wore ivory roses with sedum accents.

Corsages for mothers and grandmothers were composed of ivory or pale pink roses with sedum, bouvardia, and ribbon accents.

The reception, which took place under a canopy of live oaks filled with white paper lanterns, featured three different centerpiece options: glass cubes wrapped in pale pink satin ribbon and filled with ivory hydrangea, a mix of pink roses, creamy Peruvian lilies, Italian ruscus, pink and brown sedum, and a mix of pink gerbera daisies; low bowls with floating candles and light pink and bright pink miniature gerbera daisies; and pedestal hurricanes with ivory pillar candles nested on a base of English ivy and Peruvian lily and miniature gerbera accents.