Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Skyler and Jared, July 2010

On Saturday, I got to deliver flowers for Skyler and Jared's beautiful outdoor wedding!  It was a perfect, summer day and they were beaming as only newlyweds can.  I have LOVED working with Skyler and I'm so happy with how all of the flowers turned out.  It was a big wedding, but so very FUN too!!
Picture perfect Mr. and Mrs.
This was the wonderful color scheme that I got to work with!  When we first met, we settled on this bright and bold scheme and I'm so glad we did.  It was just gorgeous for a July wedding!
The handsome groom, Jared.  We coordinated his bout. with Skyler's bouquet.  I used a yellow calla lily and an orange spray rose.  Love the way it popped on his sand colored suit!
The beautiful bride, Skyler!  Who was being serenaded by her groom in this picture...is that sweet or what??  She wanted a mostly yellow bouquet with touches of orange.  
So, I used yellow calla lilies, yellow roses, orange/yellow combo roses, orange mini gerbera daisies, and lime green spider mums.  Bright, bold, and fun!
Oh and a few of those cute little kermit button mums too!
Now these darling girls, are just about the cutest bridesmaids I have ever seen!!  Can you believe those tangerine dresses and patterned shoes???  What a GREAT dress to work with!  We basically built the entire color scheme around these dresses and shoes and I LOVE the way it all came together.
The girls had multi-colored bouquets with yellow, orange, and touches of red, lime green and purple.  
So cute wrapped in the same tangerine ribbon.  That purple was just stunning in there with all of those bright colors!  I kept thinking of Hawaii while we were making these!
We used yellow roses, orange/yellow combo roses, mango mini callas, orange gerbera daisies, lime spider mums, red mini carns and purple lisianthus.  
And just look how beautiful those girls looked with all that color!!  
The guys wore these great sand colored suits with orange vests and ties.  We put Jared (the groom) in a yellow mini calla and the rest of the guys in mango mini callas.  Very citrus like, don't you think??  Is it any wonder I kept craving oranges all day???
A Mango mini calla and a kermit button mum make a simple but elegant bout.
The darling little ring bearer wore an orange mini gerbera daisy with a kermit button mum as well.  So cute!  Wish I had a picture of him, he was adorable in his little orange vest and tie!
Two of the sweetest parents on earth!  
The bride's parents.  
We chose a very simple and understated gardenia for Skyler's mom and a yellow rose with an orange spray rose for her dad.  I'm really happy with how their look came together.  I think I'm going to recommend gardenias for moms from now on.  It was a great way to put a corsage on a mother of the bride without it looking like she's going to prom.  Plus, they smell amazing!
These are corsages and bouts for the grandparents and below for a personal attendant.  These colors were so easy to work with, it was fun to make all of these.
This vase on the right, was a memorial arrangement for the platform of the gazebo.
Beautiful wedding party!  
Pretty gazebo.
We decided to do 4 spray arrangements instead of trying to swag a garland.  They wanted to highlight the gazebo, but not take away from the backdrop of the lake or the bridal party standing up there.  I think these achieved that!
The big moment!
Love those bright colors!!
They were married by Jared's dad, who is a Pastor.  Love that!
Inside the reception, this was the seating chart table.
These were on a dozen tables scattered throughout the room.
Aren't those yellow orchids great???
Really love when I get to do big, tall arrangements at a reception.  They make such an impact and aren't as expensive as one might think.  It just depends on what kind of flowers you use!
On a dozen more tables, we put these arrangements in bubble bowls.  
A nice contrast to the bigger, taller arrangements.
And on the rest of the tables, we used my cylinders wrapped in her tangerine ribbon.  
This was the pretty cake.
And the cute cake topper!  
I love every wedding I do and I always get to know each bride, so I'm always so happy to help them achieve the look of their dreams...But I have to say, this wedding was one of my absolute favorites because it was so happy and fun!!  What a dose of sunshine these girls were!!  Those dresses with the flowers and the green backdrop of the golf course....Makes me happy just looking at it all over again!!
Congratulations Skyler and Jared!  
It was a gorgeous day and we wish you many blessings for years to come in your marriage!!  

Seth and Laura, June 2010

The beautiful newlyweds!!
On Friday night, I had the privilege of doing the flowers for Seth and Laura's wedding.  Laura works with Travis in student ministries, so this one was a special one to us!  
Groom's bout, a mini calla lily.
Bride's bouquet.  Mostly white with soft touches of yellow.  I wasn't sure how this one was going to turn out, but I have to say, it's one of my very favorites!  
I love the soft contrast of the white with the pale yellow.  The bridesmaids carried simple bouquets of all yellow roses with some little yellow button mums tucked in.  
And I loved them all together!
I had to special order those roses from California, in order to get that soft yellow color.  
They turned out beautifully I think.  They had a huge wedding party, 8 bouquets for her girls!
The color was so distinct, they reminded me of lemon drops the whole time I was making them!
The line-up of all the wedding party bouts.
Groomsmen's bouts matched the bridesmaids, with the same simple, yellow rose.  
They looked great with their pale yellow vests!
And the darling little ring bearer had a bout like the rest of the guys of course!
Mother's corsage and Father's bout.
And lots of others for grandparents, personal attendants, hosts and hostesses, etc.
They chose to have their ceremony in the commons area of our Church.  It offers a gorgeous view with huge windows, but not too many weddings have been out there, so it was a challenge to transform it into a ceremony setting.
Beautiful girls watching Laura get ready to come down the aisle.
We went with a very simple, tailored look.
The unity candle and memorial arrangement had to do double duty because our stage space was so limited.  But, I'm happy with my last minute solution!
Memorial arrangement in honor of family members who have passed away.
Simple way to dress up a unity candle.  Fresh greens laid around the candle.  Doesn't get any easier than that!  But actually, I really love it.  Simple and Classy.
Beautiful, breathtaking view of Laura and her dad!   
We used my aisle runner and cylinders to help dress up the aisle and make it look more bridal and at some point, I decided to try those candleabras at the back of the aisle, because we were running out of stage space again.  I'm glad I did that because I love how they frame the aisle here.
Sweet moment!
For the reception, we again chose a very simple and inexpensive centerpiece.  We used these fun lanterns I have from Pier One with some of the pretty yellow rose petals around the base.
There is a double lantern, pictured above, and this is the single one.  They fit the theme of the room, as it was a garden room with bricks and iron street lights, etc.  
I also scattered some on the head table, in between the vases for the bouquets.
I know some brides freak out over using rose petals, but they can be done tastefully and they are an inexpensive way to create some soft drama.  This was in the center of the head table, where Laura's bouquet was placed.
After a long day of setting up, we raced home to get ready ourselves and get to the wedding!
Ava wanted in on the photo op too :) 
The reception site glowing!  
Congrats Seth and Laura!  
We are so happy for you and pray many blessings on your marriage!!