Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sunny Yellow and Aluminum

  So I ask every bride,  "So, tell me what your favorite flowers are". Answer: " I love white Daisies"; said Marita. She is the picture of beauty and grace.  Born in Albania, a dentist, serving in the military, best friend of Martine Cajas, and totally and completely in love with Justin.  This couple stole my heart.  The pure love, their sincerity, and the true beauty on the inside and out connected  me to them in a very special way.
  I love flowers, I love weddings and I love working with couples like Marita and Justin.  There are so many couples that have become very dear to me.  Doing their flowers is simply icing on the cake of my job.

  When they told me that Kris and John McElligott were their photographers I wanted to do my happy dance. Luckily, I saved that for later:)  They are such a gorgeous couple and with my good friends behind the lens, their pictures will be indescribably beautiful.
  Jessie took these pictures for me before we set up the wedding.

Her Maid of Honor wore an aluminum color dress with a yellow waistband.  She had button accents in her bouquet.
The bridesmaids wore beautiful yellow dresses with an aluminum waist.
I had just been hoping and hoping to get to work on a wedding with gray and yellow, and this was it.
I love the color combo with all yellow flowers!

Yellow Daisies, Yellow Roses, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus and Craspedia aka: Billy Balls

Head Table
                                                                Guest table centerpieces

And naturally, Martine's  House of Clarendon provided the wedding cake. We'll have to wait to see that later. Thoughfully designed for a bride who he calls his 'best friend'. 

To Marita and Justin:  I hope and pray all your dreams come true.  Thank you for touching my life.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Liz & Vince

Love Liz & Vince!
.......and love their handmade look-alike cake top!

Liz and Vince had a beautiful wedding at Leola Village last weekend.  A very attractive couple; long -distance clients that I will really miss working with. They  choose  Lancaster County for their wedding because it's such a beautiful place to bring their family and friends from far-scattered places to relax and celebrate their wedding.
When talking about their wedding cake they asked if I had any ideas for how to finish it off without using any of those not-so-great boxed cake toppers- I had just the thing!  Showing them January's  blogpost of my 'Wedding of the Year' with the handmade paper cake top they said " We NEED that for our cake!".
This is the result. How fabulous, huh??
If you want one too, contact:

We forgot to take a picture of the bride's bouquet but did get one of the bridesmaids.  They wore cobalt blue and carried these:
Free Spirit Roses, Craspedia, Spider Mums, Ranunculus and Peonies.
It was such a busy wedding weekend we neglected to take pictures.  
Some centerpieces had Blue Vanda Orchids in tall footed vases.

And beautiful pink and white Peonies floating in compotes for some tables.  More pictures to come when available from their photographer,  Isabel March.

  What a blog-slacker I have been!  If only there were more than 24hrs. in each day, if only blogging didn't take me so long,  if only I  had a little' me-time'.....if only- if only.  It's wedding season and I will have the cold dreary months of winter to wish:  ' if only it were spring and wedding season again!'