Blues and Browns...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Is that not the most GORGEOUS altar bouquet, thank you very much? I had to stop myself from adding MORE and MORE and MORE! But I decided that these arrangements, in order to keep from being too busy with the branches and the votives, should be a little less "mixed" than what I would normally do... so I loaded them up as lush as I could with simply hydrangea and huge hybrid delphinium. Lovely, no?

These images are from Reilly's very recent wedding, which featured some of the most charming details... and I feel as though my blog has come full-circle! The very first post that I made on this blog, just over a year ago, was about Reilly's sister's wedding, which was equally charming!

In fact, I think that this wedding is such a great example of how very much you can change a few items you already have with just a little creativity and ingenuity. If you go back to my first post, you'll see some of the same items... but in a very different way. I am happy to show my readers a few of the details that were not even MINE... but they were just so awesome that I have to include them! :) Her altar, below:

Wouldn't that be absolutely romantic with all those candles? I know their ceremony must have been amazing, I can't wait to see more photos.

Above, a vintage door, painted blue to tie into the bride's colors. Add to this a handmade paper sign strung on satin ribbon: Faith, Hope, and Love. I told you it was utterly charming!

And above, the very lovely cake table. Another handmade paper sign... this one said "Just Married". The beautiful cake by Samantha Combs was made to mimic the swiss-dot design of the bride's gorgeous gown.

One of her many topiary-style tall centerpieces... we featured blue hydrangea, soft blue delphinium, white stock, white snaps, and mixed foliages. They added a chocolate ribbon for a little something extra.

Above, these sweet little shabby crystal stands. They covered the glass vases that they used for Kathryn's wedding in HALLMARK sticky wrapping paper! What a great use of such an innovative product. We added petals for a little extra fragrance and some romantic color.

Last but not least, these STUNNING crystal trees that they featured in a few areas... they made quite a statement as you walked in. The couple's beautiful engagement photo is surrounded by vintage family wedding photos, which is so much fun for guests, and a great keepsake to have in your home on display after the wedding!

I have so enjoyed working with this family, and getting to know them is part of what makes my career so amazing. There are so many great things about having REPEAT wedding clients in the same family... and I think they might agree. There is a huge trust level that can build between client and vendor, and I hope that the fact that they hired me again says a lot about the kind of work that I love to do! Thanks guys. Good luck in the years ahead, I wish you had 10 more gorgeous daughters! ;)


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