Sunday, October 12, 2008

One for Summer's End and One for Fall's beginning

The summer has lingered into early October and we had the joy of doing one more wedding with a summer feeling. The bridesmaids wore sky blue, which is still beautiful in the fall because we always have that color in the decor of an outdoor wedding. The leaves still had not begun to change colors, and the gardens at The Stone Mill Inn still had so many flowers still in bloom.

Using blue Hydrangea, pink Gerbera daisies and Jade roses for the bridesmaids bouquets,
and white Hydrangea, white mini Callas and pink Gerberas for the bride.

The Venue offers a brass candle holder and a hurricane-so we added a little bit of blue Hydrangea florets inside and outside of the vases on some of the tables, and...............

A pair of Gerbera daisies with blue wire on the outside of some of the hurricanes.

A few extra flowers left, so we added them to the Guest Book Podium and...............

The Memory/Place Card Table. These placecards were actually also the favors.

And a few flowers added to the hi-top tables for the Cocktail Hour.

Same day/Fall Decor

This wedding features the beautiful and very expensive 'Mango' Mini Callas. This bride carried a combination of Mango and Swartzwalder (Black Forest) mini Callas. Her sister was her only attendant. She wore dark burgundy and carried Mango callas. The color choices could not have been any better! Here are a couple close-ups of these beautiful colors.The flower girl was just a teeny-tiny sweet little girl, so this Teddy Bear was just the thing. She had burgundy mini-carnations and Solidago with burgundy ribbons hanging down the back.Mother's carried tiny posies of Swartzwalder mini callas and Solidago with Nagi greens.

And one last little side note:

I attended a wedding recently where every single detail was absolutely perfectly -perfect!....Flawless. Perfect setting, perfect dresses, perfect hair, make-up, flowers, linens, lined- up ceremony chairs, programs and favors. They hired the very best photographer and the very best chamber orchestra. They didn't forget a single little decorating or musical detail.

But in observing the bride and groom, waiting for my tears to start, as they always do,... it felt empty and emotionless. The photographer had to work extra hard, trying to coach some emotion into the seemed to me that they forgot one very important detail ...... Could they have been so caught up in the planning and details of one single, yet very important day-that they forgot to bring along the most important thing? The Love?

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