Saturday, June 19, 2010

Darcey+Andy - Pretty in Pink (and green)

There are way too many wonderful things to say about Darcey - Every time I see her she is infectiously bubbly and happy. There is no wonder she had 550 guests wanting to see her and her new hubby Andy get married! My favorite part of Darcey's wedding (besides her gorgeous dress, hairpin and of course the flowers :) was having the honor of witnessing an amazing moment before the guests started to arrive. Andy was turned away at the altar and Darcey walked into the sanctuary...and then they closed the doors! So, no, I didn't get to witness this magic moment but what was so awesome was seeing Darcey's bridesmaids peer into the sanctuary windows to get a peek at the first time Andy saw Darcey in her wedding dress. It was apparent what was going on in the sanctuary by the rounds of "awww's" and happy tears from Darcey's closest friends. You could just see how much hey loved Darcey and how much they loved seeing her marry her soul mate.

Is this getting too mushy?? I had a goofy smile on my face for a good half hour after that - Like I said, Darcey = infectious happiness! The flowers are a whole other thing - I am super excited to post some photos! My husband wasn't with me to get some with his prof camera...So the point and shoot had to do.
I was channeling Jeff Leatham. I can't wait to make some like it again!
The guests tossed pink and white petals from vintage inspired garden baskets as the couple left the reception.
Beautiful cake by Phyllis Hildebrant. I have countless couples tell me how amazingly delicious her cakes are!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

How to : Magazine worthy wedding on a budget

1. Is there a centerpiece you have in mind that you just know you would never be able to afford to put on every table? Let's face it, for most couple's huge centerpieces featuring countless stems of orchids or peony's at a 300 guest wedding is a fantasy. A fantastic way to have wedding flowers of your dreams is to do just a couple of your larger fantasy arrangements featured at key tables in the room. These are called "statement pieces". This will give you the wow-factor without going to the poor house. The remaining guest tables can feature a smaller version that reflects the style of the larger pieces, but is far less in cost.

2. Unique table arrangements like several long banquet tables together or several different sizes and shapes of tables will help set your wedding apart. Recently we designed flowers for a bride that had one continuous table in the shape of a "C". It was fabulous and I know her guests were all saying "Wow!!".

3. Another low cost but high impact item is colored linens and table runners. These can play a key role in adding color to your venue and help give your wedding a more cohesive look.

Do you have some tips for Bride's like yourself that are looking to create a magazine worthy wedding? Have questions you would like us to answer? Let us know! or on Facebook

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sarah+Brad - Romantic Glamour

Sarah and Brad were married this weekend in Overland Park at Breakpoint Church. Following was a jaw-droppingly beautiful reception at Union Station. I have to give a huge shout out to Sarah and Brad's wedding planner, Almira Koentjoro, for putting together a stunning reception. Instead of traditional round tables, Sarah and Brad had one continuous table in a C shape. Eggplant linens and plum napkins help set the tone. Along with silver crystal draped candelabras and black wrought iron lanterns, we added our tall centerpieces of magenta and plum blooms, dripping with crystals. Everything was so well planned and thought out, it was just stunning. Slightly outside the box, but not breaking the bank, Sarah and Brad had a reception I know their guests will not soon forget.

Escort card table, curly willow with dripping crystals.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rosa+Andrew - Sunset Garden

Rosa and Andrew are such a sweet couple! Rosa chose a sunset palate of pinks, oranges and a touch of light green. Perfect for summer! Rosa and Andy were married in Olathe at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Reception followed at the Mission Hills Country Club. I love Mission Hills CC because they have a fabulous staff and the decor is stunning, from hardwood floors to huge decadent chandeliers.

Kissing balls in hydrangeas, mini roses and dahlias lined the aisle and gave the church a pop of color.

Lauren+Jamie - Modern Elegance

This week we headed back to Asbury United in Prairie Village. Always a pleasure! Congratulations to Lauren and Jamie!! Though I didn't get to see Lauren in her dress : ( she was still (as usual) rocking some extra cute accessories (a white flower broach). I can't wait to see photos of our super stylish Bride all decked out! Lauren and Jamie chose an all white and celery green palate to accent the white and baby blue church.  
Two white and green designs with curly willow stood at the altar, creating a soft but contemporary look.
Tall clear cylinder vases lined the aisle  with submerged white blooms topped with white rose petals.

You do not even know how excited I was to design with lady slipper orchids...LOVE!