Friday, October 30, 2009

Floating Candle Centerpieces

Centerpieces with flowers submerged in water, topped with floating candles, have been very popular this year! Not only are they are extremely versatile, they are fairly economical as well. Vases of any size or shape can be used. The most common are cylinder vase (which are available in infinite sizes) in groupings of 3 different heights. Square vases are nice for larger flowers or incorporating a combination of flowers.
For a simple centerpiece that makes a statement, use one large vase with a beautiful fern leaf, grasses swirled around the inside or a single large white calla lily with 2 or 3 floating candles. Few flowers are needed, the more simple they are, the more elegant they look. Sometimes less is more!
The possibilities are endless.

The centerpiece in the top photo was for an October wedding at Echo Lake Inn in Tyson Vermont.  A combination of red and orange orchids were used, not only in the vases, but also on the tables. Berries and a small pumpkin added a little extra touch of autumn.
Bridal party flowers were comprised of burnt orange and deep red calla lilies with the bridal bouquet also including some orchids. Very pretty!
More photos of this wedding to follow, so be sure to check back!

These blue and purple orchid centerpieces were for an indoor reception at the Jackson Gore Roundhouse in Ludlow. Small lights placed at the bottom of each vase illuminated the orchids as well as floating candles.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Killington Bridal Show!

I will be participating in the Killington Bridal Show this coming Sunday, September 27, at Mountain Meadows Lodge.  If you are planning a wedding, Bridal Shows can be a great resource! There will be many different vendors to meet as well as numerous give aways and door prizes.

And...if you've never been to Mountain Meadows Lodge, I highly recommend you try and make it Sunday! Located on Thundering Brook Rd, right next to Kent Pond with  beautiful mountain views, it is the quintessential setting for a Vermont wedding!

These are photos from  wedding I had at Mountain Meadows right around this time last year. The bride carried all orange roses while her attendants had mostly blue with just a little orange. Blue colors dominated the tables with arrangements in Vermont made Bennington Pottery, colored personalized Jones soda bottles napkins and glasses, complemented with orange candy corn  on each table.
Corn husks tied with wide blue ribbon decorated the tent poles.

photo by Russ Hurlburt

Doors open @ 11:30! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sara & Clint

Sara and Clint's wedding took place in a field in Chester.
The flowers were mostly yellow and white daisies with sunflowers, perfect with the sunny yellow bridesmaid dresses and outdoor setting. (The groom made the trellis himself just for this day!)  Love the horse drawn carriage! I was able to snap a couple photos while they were on their way to the Inn to pick up the bride and her attendants.
An absolutely perfect day!!