Monday, July 26, 2010

Weathersfield Wedding

The historic Weathersfield Center Church in Weathersfield, Vermont is one of my favorite churches for weddings. I was glad to be able to visit it again this past weekend to set up for the ceremony of Ashley and Chris. This beautiful old church is on top of a hill surrounded by century old maple trees. The setting is gorgeous anytime and especially striking in the fall when all the leaves have turned bright orange and red. 
This church has double aisles, as many old churches do. Arrangements were hung on the first couple pews of each side.
All the flowers were bright, vivid colors. 
The bridal bouquet was a mix of orange dahlia and roses, hot pink roses and gerbera, bright yellow roses, purple trachillium and lime green dianthus.
Maid of honor bouquet was made with mostly green flowers and included just a touch of color.
Bridesmaid bouquets were made as a smaller version of the bridal bouquet.
The photo below shows them all together.
 The Inn at Weathersfield, which is well known for their exceptional "farm to table" menu, was the reception site. I was so envious as I could smell the food cooking when I delivered the flowers!
The bride and her friends collected dozens of milk glass vases over the last few months for me to use for her centerpieces. Everything was white except the brightly colored flowers in the vases! 
The head table arrangement was a mixture of flowers in the same vivid colors.

Congratulations Ashley and Chris!! All the best.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Autumn in Summer

This wedding was for a bride who really wanted an autumn wedding, but her career as a teacher only allowed time for a summer wedding. So she chose fall colors for a July wedding! I loved the outcome!
The reception took place at Echo Lake Inn in Tyson, VT. Circus roses are one of her favorite roses so we definitely incorporated those in her bouquet as well as everything else! Other flowers used were black magic roses, orange calla lilies, orange dahlias and orange roses.  
Her attendants each wore a chocolate brown dresses in different styles.
They all carried bouquets made with circus roses (of course), orange dahlias and black magic roses with stems wrapped in brown sating ribbon.
The colors looked great with the dresses!
Her centerpieces were in square glass with natural stones on the bottom and tied brown ribbon. The flowers were a mix of the same flowers as in the bouquets along with some additions in the same color family. 
Birch trees with hanging votives were used on the tent poles. The effect of twinkling candles in the trees after dark is enchanting!
Thunderstorms were predicted off an on all day, but fortunately the rain stopped before the ceremony began and continued to get nicer as the day went on! Best wishes for continued good luck and happiness Beth and Jeff!

Lime and Orange

I had two weddings this past weekend after resting up over the 4th!
I did some fun arrangements for one wedding held at a private residence in Brownsville, VT with a gorgeous view of Mount Ascutney. The bride wanted primarily green and orange flowers with just a punch of fuchsia. Her bouquet, shown below, consisted of orange dahlias, two different varieties of orange spray roses, white lisianthus, fuchsia garden roses, green hypericum berries and clematis leaves.
Below is another photo of the bridal bouquet shown with the groom's boutonniere. Orange spray roses and white lisianthus buds were wrapped with raffia.
The tent was decorated with dozens of orange, green and white chinese lanterns!
Centerpieces were made in three different shape and size glass vases. The bride wanted to incorporate oranges and limes, so some vases were completely lined with citrus slices with others having ti leaves wrapped around the inside of the vase with a few citrus slices added for color.
My cooler smelled absolutely wonderful!!
Candle trios were wrapped with green handmade paper with a swirl pattern. I chose this particular paper because it reminded me of the orange and lime slices. 
All the centerpieces waiting to be placed on the tables.
The flowers included green spider mums, orange long stemmed and orange spray roses, fresh almond pods, green "kermit" poms, orange dahlias, green hypericum berries along with fresh mint and oregano.
Congratulations Shana and Sean!!