Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rocky Mountain Wedding

This wedding took place against the gorgeous backdrop of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. The couple chose a charming rustic lodge for their reception and didn't let a dramatic summer thunderstorm put a damper on their cozy, intimate celebration.

To compliment the natural environment and light wood of the reception venue, the bride chose simple, wildflower-style arrangements in whites and greens. Flowers were placed in mason jars and displayed on cuts of local aspen wood, and floral centerpieces alternated with ivory pillar candles in clear glass cylinders, also displayed on aspen rounds, and accented with ivory football mums. All arrangements were surrounded by votive candles.

Centerpieces were composed of ivory football mums, white sweet pea, Queen Anne's Lace, daisy-like white asters, sword ferns, and Italian ruscus.

A larger arrangement, featuring the same flowers as the centerpieces with the addition of purple thistle, vendela roses, and ivory snapdragons, was placed next to the cake.

Boutonnieres featured ivory spray roses with rosemary accents, while the groom wore a purple thistle accented with a narrow pewter silk ribbon.

The bride carried a dramatic magenta bouquet of full-blown peonies that popped against her flirty, knee-length silk dress. The bouquet was wrapped in pewter silk to match her pewter heels.

The maid of honor carried a small bouquet of ivory peonies, also wrapped in pewter with pearl pins, while the mothers carried nosegays of mixed creamy vendela and majolika roses and spray roses wrapped in ivory.

All photographs courtesy of Chris Caselli Photography: