Sunday, June 27, 2010

Grafton Inn Wedding

Yesterday I had the pure pleasure of providing flowers and other decorations for an absolutely breathtaking wedding! This was my first (to create arrangements for and to witness) Hindu ceremony. The groom's brother built the mandap and together they erected it on the picturesque lawn next to the  babbling brook and pond at the historic Grafton Inn in Grafton Vermont. 
I covered the top with loads of branches and used green, white and purple orchids along with some greenery and hanging amaranthus to decorate it. 
Rain was predicted but held off for the most part except for a sprinkle here and there which kept the flowers, me, and everyone else very happy!

Orchids were tied to the aisle chairs, petals were scattered and the ceremony site was ready!

Below the groom is waiting to be taken to begin the ceremony.
These fantastic Friesian horses were from Friesians of Majesty of Townsend Vermont.
They were so beautiful and made quite an impact on everyone! I would highly recommend them.

The bride and her attendants getting ready to join the ceremony.                                                                The dress colors were so beautiful.

The bride and groom exchanging orchid garlands.


The horses patiently wait to carry the bride and groom away following the ceremony. I am so enamored with these horses! (As if you couldn't tell)


With the ceremony over, the couple are carried off in this very elegant carriage!

All the best Anita and Ron!! 


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Calla Lilies

For the wedding last weekend, the bride chose classic calla lily bouquets. Her bouquet consisted of 6 long stemmed white calla lilies with some greenery wrapped with braided ribbon, while her attendants carried one long stem calla each with ribbon and and greenery. 
The bouquet shown in the bottom photo is the tossing bouquet. 
Who's next?
Bridal Bouquet


Attendant Bouquets


Tossing Bouquet

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pink and Green

 As my friends all know, I'm not normally a lover of anything pink, but I think this wedding changed my mind! The flowers used were pink roses, pink peonies and pink gerbera daisies with green hydrangea.
Bridal Bouquet

Attendants wore light green dresses and carried simple bouquets made with bright pink gerbera daisies.
Attendant Bouquets

Centerpieces were made in square glass vases with the same mixture of pinks and greens. 
Centerpieces



All packed for delivery!

Larger arrangement with same flowers used on the buffet table.
Buffet table

Centerpiece placed on table at the reception.

Congratulations Sarah and Chris!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Peonies!!

 I picked these beauties a couple days ago from my garden and just had to share them! My Mother gave me this plant a few years ago when she decided maintaining a large garden was something she no longer wanted to do. These flowers are about 7"-8" across, just amazing!
I took a trip to Frost Hill Farms, yesterday and purchased three more plants! Yes, my husband thinks I'm obsessed. As they have so many fantastic varieties, it was so hard to decide which one to get so I bought three! Now I just have to figure out where I'm going to plant them! I bought one plant that has green flowers with just a hint of yellow and pink! I'll have to wait till next year to see the flowers on this one. Of the other two, one has a smaller white flower which will be great for bouquets, with the third being a gorgeous coral color.

The flower below is from a tree peony that I have had for several years. It started out as a little tiny twig in a box and has turned into a perfect plant. Love the yellow!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Wedding

Congratulations to Merrie-Beth and Tim!
The flowers for this beautiful Memorial Day weekend wedding at Jackson Gore in Ludlow were all blue and green. Blue and green hydrangea, blue delphinium and green buplurum. The bride wore a gold colored dress and carried a bouquet of blue hydrangea, champagne roses and green buplerum with stems wrapped in gold satin ribbon. The groom wore a boutonniere of one champagne rose with a little blue hydrangea, while all the groomsmen wore blue hydrangea.  
Bridal Bouquet

Her attendants all wore navy blue dresses and carried a simple bouquet of one stem of blue hydrangea with green buplerum and navy blue ribbon wrapped stems.
Attendant bouquets

The two flower girls carried beautiful little baskets that were handmade by the grooms mother! Such talent! I used one blue hydrangea in each with a navy blue ribbon tied to the front.
Flower girl baskets

Some of the mothers and grandmothers wore wrist corsages made of blue delphinium, others wore pin on corsages with the same flowers.
wrist corsages

Centerpieces were made mostly of two stems of hydrangea and green bulperum. Some centerpieces also had green spider mums or blue delphinium included with the vases all wrapped in green silk ribbon.

Centerpieces

A cupcake display with a small cake at the very top took place of a traditional wedding cake.
They looked so tempting, but I resisted!

The rain from Saturday cleared and the weather on Sunday turned out to be gorgeous for the wedding!