Monday, August 18, 2008

August 16th: St. Andrew's Bridal Fair

Bouquet of Ravel roses, hot pink spray roses, & green hydrangea. Stems were wrapped with 3 ribbon varieties & accented with a rhinestone buckle.Contemporary style fall bouquet composed of flame mini callas, orange spray roses, burgundy cymbidium orchids, & vine maple.
I loved this bouquet! An assortment of dahlias in shades of burgundy, orange, & pink with stemmed kale. Stems were wrapped with brown satin & an overlay of sage green.
Another of my favorites! Combination of Freedom & Red Intuition roses trimmed with black feathers. Stems were wrapped with black satin ribbon & finished with rhinestone buckle.
Earthy display of euphorbia, Sahara roses, scabiosa pods, & amaranthus.

Tall centerpiece composed of birch branches surrounded by euphorbia, Sahara roses, & stemmed artichokes.

I was given a theme of red, black, & silver for the guest table setup. I chose to do a vase of red dogwood branches. I attached crystals & red roses to the branches. The top of the vase was lined with black feathers. I wrapped black wire around outside of vase & attached red roses in sort of a "climbing" fashion. Definitely using the opportunity to be creative!

This centerpiece centered around a really cool, preserved curly willow branch I found. The branch has been dyed a deep, coffee brown & is very sturdy. You could hang many things from the this case I hung cymbidium orchids. The branches sat in a base of green spider mums. This was my first attempt at doing anything with these branches. I thought it turned out pretty cool!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

August 10th: Hawthorne House

Bridal bouquet composed of hydrangea, stock, lisianthus, hypericum, garden roses, & cymbidium orchids.
Bridesmaid bouquets.
Bride chose three centerpiece styles for reception. First selection was large cylinder vase filled with green apples & curly willow branches. Cymbidium orchid blooms were attached to branches for blooming effect.
Second centerpiece selection was small cube vase filled with miniature green apples & hot pink gerber daisies.
Altar arrangements composed of curly willow, hydrangea, roses, hanging amaranthus, & orchids sitting atop tall cylinder vases filled with curly willow tips & green apples.

August 9th: Alicia & Ryan

Bride & Bridesmaid bouquets. Bridal composed of roses, mini callas, hydrangea, freesia, & mini cymbidium orchids. Bridesmaid bouquets composed of hydrangea, hypericum, kermit poms, garden roses, & cymbidium orchids.
Flower girl pomander composed of kermit poms & Japanese asters. The bride chose two centerpiece styles. For the low centerpieces, we used cube vases filled with miniature green apples. Bouquets were composed of hydrangea, roses, zinnias, spider mums, & celosia. Arrangements were finished with accents of ostrich feathers in shades of lime green & hot pink.
Tall centerpieces consisted of 20" tall cylinder vases filled with green apples or limes & topped with bouquets of snapdragons, bells of Ireland, or gladiola stems. Vases were uplit from base using disc lights.
The wedding was held at Our Lady of Sorrows in Kansas City, MO. The reception was at Californos in Westport.

August 8th: Rehearsal Dinner

Table groupings composed of assorted square vases wrapped in ribbons of assorted colors, widths, & textures finished with rhinestone buckles.
The room was really dark, so the photos don't show the true colors. Ribbon shades were hot pink, lime green, watermelon, & kiwi. Dinner was held at Pierpont's @ Union Station.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

August 2nd: Lenexa Conference Center

Centerpieces composed of football mum pomanders placed atop tall cylinder vases & uplit from base. The balls were also used at the ceremony & hung from the pews.
Place card tree composed of curly willow branches that stood over 6 feet tall.
"Botanical" cake table decoration using chartreuse moss, amaranthus, blackberries, & green apples.

August 2nd: Longview Mansion

Bridal Bouquet composed of Circus roses, yellow lillies, cymbidium orchids, buplerum, & yarrow.

Bridesmaid Bouquet composed of green hydrangea, spider mums, yarrow, & cymbidium orchids.

Cascade display on cake with coordinating flowers. Mantle decorated with assorted cylinder vases filled with floral clusters, branches, & candles.

Tall centerpieces composed of assorted flowers in citrus hues with hanging crystals & vases filled with citrus fruit.
Low centerpieces composed of compact displays of citrus hued flowers inserted in a low glass bowl with Ti Leaf wrapping on inside.