Sunday, October 4, 2009

Star Hill Nostalgia

This Labor Day weekend destination wedding was inspired by the vintage venue, a spectrum of sunset colors, and the bride's love of ribbon. The Bay Area bride and her wedding party designed wonderful reception decor that included fortune cookie favors, paper lanterns, and stacks of lemons accented with sky blue ribbon.

For her bouquets the bride chose a mix coral, pink, pale yellow, peach, and ivory antique roses, spray roses, Swan Island dahlias, sweet pea, ranunculus, and stock. Each bouquet was tied with a cascade of ribbons in the same colors. The bridesmaids, who wore black dresses, each had a different-colored stem wrap to their bouquet.

The ceremony space, with its simple white clapboard walls and sky blue ceiling, was marked with a grapevine wreath decorated with snapdragons and ivory garden roses. An array of candles adorned the simple altar, which was flanked by pillars with tall vases with a band of sky blue ribbon, filled with snapdragons and Italian ruscus.

The reception, which took place in the schoolhouse, featured two floral centerpieces in addition to cake stands with stacked lemons: clusters of white bud vases filled with the same flowers as the bouquets, and low glass float bowls with floating candles, ivory button mums, and fluffy ivory and yellow China mums.

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