Sunday, October 28, 2007
Her bridesmaids carried posies of Black Magic roses, flame mini-callas, purple lisianthus, gold kangaroo paw, & smoke bush.
For the altar I did the traditional, large arrangement but also did this gorgeous garland! It measured approximately 8 foot long & laid along the front edge of the altar. It was composed of fresh lemon leaf, tree fern, gerber daisies, roses, solidago, & lisianthus. There were also matching swags hung on both of the outer doors of the church.
The reception was held at the Arrowhead Club at Chief's Stadium. For a festive feel, I did the centerpieces in Chief's colors! I created a bouquet of red roses & surrounded them with a collar of solidago & placed in a cube vase.
I used berzilla berry, arabicum, stars of bethlehem, leucadendron, bush ivy buds, magnolia leaves, smoke bush, & even a few things that I don't know the name of! The bridesmaids wore chocolate brown dresses, so the various shades of greens, cream, & browns looked gorgeous!
The reception tables housed a few different centerpiece styles. On some tables I filled cube vases with chartreuse moss & inserted stems of stars of bethlehem & curly willow. They had sort of a natural, unstructured, whimsical appeal to them.
Other tables had a wide glass cylinder vase that served as a hurricane to 3 assorted size pillar candles. The candles were accented with hydrangea blooms, canella pods, & magnolia leaves.
The pew flowers at the church were clusters of hydrangea, berzilla berries, champagne roses, & smoke bush. The stems were placed in water picks & covered with chocolate brown ribbon. The bride took these from the church & placed in cylinder vases that were on the remaining tables at the reception.
The wedding was held at Country Club Christian Church & the reception was in the Broadway Room of the Uptown Theatre, both in Kansas City, MO.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Of course, everything was glitter, sequin, or rhinestones! I hand painted & decorated wooden letters to spell out the baby's name with glitter, rhinestones, & sequined lady bugs & dragon flys. These decorated the dessert table which housed the blinged/bowed out cupcake tower. The letters were colored in shades to match the baby's bedding & will hang on the wall in her nursery.
We did the traditional shower games & I made prizes for both the mother-to-be & the guest who won the game. The winner got to take home floral arrangments with rhinestone centered gerbera daisies, roses, & stock. The vase was finished with a rhinestone belt buckle ribbon treatment.
The prizes for the guest-of-honor were blinged out baby essentials! We had rhinestone studded Mary Janes, blinged out baby bottles, & a fashionable travel wipe case with the Pampers logo displayed in silver & pink rhinestones. My friend did not know what the theme of her shower was going to be so I wrote a poem that went along with the game gifts to clue her in. It said:
Her bridesmaids carried small clusters of deep red gerbera daisies accented with safari sunset & black ribbon.
She had several different style centerpieces. Pictured are the cylinder trios filled with bittersweet branches, topped with floating candles. We did the same arrangment with rose hips under water as well. On other tables she had small cube vases filled with different flower types of gerber daisies, dahlias, mums, or roses.
The wedding was held at Old Shawnee United Methodist Church in Fairway, KS and the reception was at Homestead Country Club in Mission, KS.
The bridesmaids carried bouquets in deep fall tones that really popped against their chocolate brown dresses. The flower selection was chocolate colored dahlias, Leonida roses, miniature cymbidium orchids, rosehips, & smoke bush. The stems were wrapped with a cafe colored ribbon.
At the reception, I actually created 3 different style centerpieces. The one pictured was a collection of 4 cube vases. 2 were filled with cymbidium orchids & 2 were filled with water & floating candles. The space between the vases was accented with bittersweet vases in order to "pull" the vases together. I also created hurricanes out of tall, square vases wrapped with a sash of cafe ribbon that held a pillar candle placed in a bed of white rose petals. The third centerpiece was a tall, antique brass, trumpet vase topped with a full arrangment of calla lillies, Sahara roses, antique hydrangeas, etc. My photos didn't turn out "blog-worthy"!
I didn't have anything to do with the cake...I just thought it was really cool! It was done by Locke's. The ribbon & bow on the cake are actually made of fondant! The wedding was held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in KC, MO and the reception was at Californo's.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
To make the bridesmaid bouquets somewhat different, I did more of a monochromatic version of the bridal bouquet. They wore a goldish-bronze colored dress, so the flowers consisted of Leonida Roses, Rosehips, & Safari Sunset. I used the same Ti Leaf & ribbon treatment as on the bridal.
The church had aisle candleabras that we decorated with clusters of Leonida Roses, Green Berzilla Berries, & Safari Sunset. The flowers were attached to the stem of the candleabra with a shimmery gold/bronze ribbon. The wedding was held at Grace Covenant Church on College Blvd with the reception down the street at the Doubletree Corporate Woods.
The bridesmaids carried bouquets of Leonida Roses, Flame Mini Callas, Brown Hypericum Berries, & Green Cymbidium Orchids. Their bouquets were bound with a beautiful jewel toned, beaded ribbon. The picture doesn't quite do it justice!
The wedding cake was a monster! A 7 layer confection by Caren's Cakes! I created a topper with cascades down both sides of the cake. We used the same flower types from the bouquets to decorate the cake. I took close to an hour to decorate but came out beautiful!
The wedding was held at Blessed Sacrement in Kansas City, KS and the reception was at Ritz Charles in Overland Park.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
I was also able to make use of the hundreds of green apples I had left over from the previous weeks weddings! I didn't want to throw them away but I am not really a cook either, so using them in pies, etc was a lost cause!
Thank you to all that helped pull this event off! Also, a big thanks to all that came for Ryan's big day. He was so happy to see you all & really appreciated everyone's attendance!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
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