Saturday, October 31, 2009

Catching up on a couple recent weddings.

 From the first wedding at the Cork Factory.  Green Mini-Cymbidiums


Kristi was a wonderful bride to plan wedding decor with.  She had so many decorative elements that she really loved and  wanted to somehow have all of them.
The elegant reception was held at the new Marriott in downtown Lancaster.
 The beautiful bride carried an all white bouquet of Hydrangeas, Lisianthus and Freesia.
  Bridesmaids wore gorgeous black dresses, and carried hot pink and light pink Roses with pink Hypericum .

Rehearsal dinner centerpieces made of Spider Mums in black vases did double-duty on the credenza in the pre-function area.
A classy display of Manzanita branches with Good Wish cards to hang and rose petals was the first taste of all the good things awaiting inside the ballroom for the guests.
The Head Table was a grand size with a gorgeous lacey, sequined overlay that sparkled like diamonds under the professional lighting done by Studio Jenz, a local event company. One hundred -twenty white Super Dendrobium Orchids were bursting out of our new footed cylinder vases and placed down the length of the extra-long table.  If you look closely at the head table, you'll see the place cards are those folded paper finger games we used to make when we were kids to guess who we would marry.  Kristi loves the kind of bride!

An elegant pink candy buffet was being set up by Marriott staff when we were leaving.  (Sorry, no picture )
Wedding Planner Jonnaysa Kirkham and her team were as always, a delight to work with.
Beautiful wedding cake by Rosie's Creative Cakes
Leslie Gilbert Photography documented the day.  Her blog slide show is amazing!
Congratulations Kristi and Jeff. We loved being involved in such a wonderful day in your lives.  ATB wishes you a happy lifelong blessed marriage.

Next post:  A Halloween Wedding!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Next big event for ATB

This is a' must-see' for all of those in the beginning stages of their wedding planning.  Each of 3 ballrooms at the Lancaster Marriott will be fully dressed for several themed wedding receptions that will blow you away! 

The 3rd floor ballroom is where we are teaming up with Stationer Renee Connors, cake designer Martine of House of Clarendon, Jeremy Hess Photography, Event Designers of Shumaker pdt, Occcasions DJ's,
Events Central rentals and Special Occasions, linens.  This is our big chance to pull out all of our very best, most creative ideas for each of the Seasons and work as 'design teams'.

More than that, there will be a fabulous fashion show, food, entertainment plus gift bags for registered brides and giveaways.
Register in advance online soon for discounted admission.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Weddings

The Casa di Fiori at Leola  Village Inn was the venue of the day.  After 3 days of gloomy, rainy, cold weather, we were happy for all those couples getting married today.
  I forgot to take bouquet pictures, but we got a few of our reception centerpieces.  The bride wanted earthy items and fall colors of oranges, purples and greens.  The head bridal table was a large square for 16, so we filled the center from corner to corner with moss, orchids under glass and succulents with lots and lots of candles, plus large vases of Curly Willow branches with Cymbidium Orchids hanging from them. 

Some tables had unique candle holders that we added Circus and Black Bacarra Roses  and Orange Freesia with Green Hypericum.  One table had all Freesia, one had all Orange Dahlias, one had all Green Spider Mums, and one with Purple Picasso Callas. All centerpieces were on a bed of moss with roses and candles.
  The wonderful staff at Casa Di Fiori with Stephanie Lambert and Scott Hengst made it easy for us to work creatively on this unique wedding.  We were given 'design freedom' by the bride and that is always so enjoyable, but it takes a great venue and staff to allow us to do our creative best.
  My  'Team Beautiful' designers Joyce, and daughters Amy and Lindsay did me proud today-thanks girls!!!
It's always a pleasure to be teamed up with Jonnaysa and Diana from Planned Perfection.
Special Occasions provided the gorgeous linens.. they always do a great job suggesting the perfect linens for the venue.  Thanks Cynthia !
  And our best wishes and congratulations to Jessica and Greg.  Wishing you a whole lifetime of love, health and happiness.

  Later I'll blog our first 'halloween wedding!