Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The beautiful bride wore a couture dress from In White  with a large flower on the front and upper shoulder.  So what to do about a bouquet?  Never in all my experience have I ever recommended that a bride not carry a bouquet.  But this time was the exception.  A traditional bouquet would detract from the dress.  So when she came in from California for her dress fitting I met her at the salon with a satin ribbon with a single Gardenia for her wrist.  Perfect!  Then as I'm designing her bridesmaids bouquet my heart was breaking at the thought of a bride without a bouquet.   Remembering that I had some Lilies of the Valley that should soon be opening in my own garden I quickly went out to check.  Sure enough just exactly what I needed! A tiny nosegay to give her just so she had a little something of a bouquet to remember.  As it turned out she said it was her late Grandmother's favorite flowers and she was so happy she said she wanted to carried it and wearing the Gardenia wristlet.  How special, and I had no idea what that would mean to her. 

Bridesmaids bouquets of pink and white peonies, ranunculus, and freesia.

The head table had additional chandeliers hung which really set off the look. Most of the arrangements were designed using  the family's silver or crystal pieces. Phalaenopsis Orchids,Peach Ranunculus, Parrot Tulips, Stock, and Garden Roses filled the table.

Elegant linens from Special Occasions and Lighting & Event Design by JDK

low table arrangements
High arrangements
Icelandic Poppies were on cocktail tables

More to come in future posts.................

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