Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tropical Whimsy

This wedding took place in the bride and groom's front yard on Lake Austin. To create the ceremony space, they chose two large, dramatic arrangements of tropical flowers, foliage, and reeds. The designs featured horsetail reeds, large tropical leaves, green and purple dendrobium orchids in clear glass vessels on dark brown wicker stands.

The bride carried a striking bouquet of bright green cymbidium orchids, purple vanda orchids, and contrasting black privet berries.

The bride's niece, her only attendant, carried a frothy bouquet of grape purple dendrobiums with purple vanda orchid accents.

The groom wore a purple vanda orchid boutonniere on his natural-colored summer suit, while the mothers of the bride and groom wore simple, elegant corsages of white miniature cymbidium orchids.

The guest book table at the ceremony, flanked by glass urns of cucumber and orange water, featured one of the centerpieces that was transferred to the reception. The flowers were a playful mix of tropicals and textures. Centerpiece arrangements featured green hydrangea, fuji mums, cymbidium orchids, celosia, hanging amaranthus, and beargrass. Accents were provided by purple dendrobium orchids, orange ranunculus, and orange and purple pincushion protea.

The intimate wedding dinner took place at Ronnie's Real Food, and the centerpieces were created in medium and large glass cubes and long, low glass rectangles filled with a multi-textured green blooms with purple and orange accents. The different vessels were intespersed on the dining tables, which were dressed in deep purple linens, and connected with black river rocks accented with chartreuse dendrobium orchids and votive candles.

All photographs courtesy of the wonderful Suzi Q of Q

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