Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bold Purples

This Vista at Seward Hill bride wore a striking white gown with black accents, and she wanted bold purple flowers to compliment her dramatic style. To compliment the decor of the venue, she chose garden-style ceremony and reception flowers with black accents.

Her bouquet featured rich Hill Country lisianthus and purple freesia, and stock complimented by lightly textured sweet pea in varied hues of purple and lavender. To compliment her gown, the bouquet was wrapped in black satin with crystal pin accents.

The bridesmaids' bouquets featured purple lisianthus, stock, and sweet pea with contrasting ivory Vendela roses.

Guests entered the ceremony site through a gazebo flanked with black wrought iron shepherd's hooks decorated with trailing English ivy and ivory hydrangea. The guestbook table was decorated with a large purple and ivory garden arrangement in an antique-style black urn.

The ceremony took place by an outdoor fountain, and the bridal party entered through an arch decorated with a variety of greens and accented with purple flowers. The fountain was flanked by black wrought iron candelabras decorated with trailing English ivy, white hydrangea, purple and white alstromeria, and rich purple lisianthus. After the ceremony the arrangements were moved inside to either side of the cake table.

Dinner took place indoors and the bride chose black linens. Centerpieces alternated between clear glass cylinders with floating votive candles, black river rock accents, and miniature vases with purple and white flowers and low, round vases wrapped with black satin ribbon and filled with a garden-style mix of purple stock and lisianthus, purple and white alstromeria, and creamy Vendela roses.

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