Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Blond Marries Brit!

This wedding was one of those beautiful June weddings that really had a lot going for it, so I formulated a list! Read on...

#1 An incredibly adorable and creative bride who had an amazing concept for what she wanted the day to be.

Her bouquet of cymbids, fern curls, lisianthus, leucodendron, lambs ear, Aussie ferns and hypericum berry.

#2 Who married an incredibly handsome and charming British groom. Complete with accent.

His bout of miniature cymbid, fern curl, bear grass and Aussie fern.

#3 Surrounded by an amazingly fun bunch of people, seriously having a good time and enjoying all of the moments-even those unplanned ones. Like deodorant stains on a bridesmaid's dress!

Said bridesmaid's bouquet of cymbidium orchids, spider mums, fern curls, well-you get the idea.

Other fantastic little details that I don't have pics for but loved...

#4 Wedding ceremony at the always lovely Green Bay Botanical Garden on a beautiful June day!

#5 The groom serenaded the bride down the aisle by playing piano. Does it get any more romantic?

#6 The British ladies in attendance wore the most fabulous hats! And as a closeted hat wearer-I loved it! I seriously wanted to take pictures but didn't want them to wonder if all American women were as strange as I... "Hi! I don't know you-but can I take your picture for my blog?"

#7 And lastly, the intimate reception was at Chives. Home of the most amazing butternut squash ravioli known to man.

Centerpieces in asymmetrical series-our bride was a fellow symmetry hater. Petite arrangements of spider mums, potted ferns, succulents under glass cloches and votives.

And yes, they were serving the ravioli. I checked the menu cards just to make sure. Everything was perfect.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tyler & Sarah's Wedding!

This was one of those weddings were incredible details and planning come packaged up with an incredibly amazing family! They thought of everything, as you'll see, but managed to handle it all with coolness, calmness and most importantly, fun and happiness! Everything Sarah (and her mom Deb) chose was soft, romantic and very vintage.

Sarah's bridal bouquet of peonies, hydrangea, ranunculus, roses and lily of the valley. The lily of the valley was a little surprise from us to her-when it is in season here it is an absolute crime not to use it! Turns out that it was one of her grandma's favorite flowers, which was even more special as her bouquet included a locket (also a surprise from her mom) that had a photo of each of her grandmothers. (The details!)

The bridesmaids carried coordinating bouquets minus the blush tones. Those were saved for the blushing bride! The dresses were a beautiful olive-sage green tone.

For the centerpieces, Deb scoured thrift stores and rummage sales to come up with an eclectic collection of white ceramic serving pieces that we filled with coordinating arrangements accented with locally grown goatsbeard, hosta and lemon balm. These centerpieces were then sent home as gifts with special family and friends. The tags in the arrangements were held in place with vintage forks-a last minute but oh-so-charming detail!

The milk glass bowl next to the centerpiece served as the pedestal for individual cakes for each table. How cute! Unfortunately, I was there setting up before the cakes arrived, so you'll just have to use your imagination on this one...

The head table, complete with centerpiece, toss bouquet and silver pedestal with cake topper (just waiting for the cake!)

And the last detail/surprise of which I have no pictures (unfortunately!) was Bailey! Sarah is a huge animal lover and was surprised with her golden retriever Bailey serving as ring bearer! Complete with olive green satin bow around his neck to carry the rings! Bailey had to be hidden until he went down the aisle, so I didn't get a shot of him. But I think we can all imagine the cuteness...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Natalie & Lee's Wedding

Finally...a new blog post. Must be wedding season! All this great material to blog and not enough time to do it!

Anyhow, this is the wedding of Natalie and Lee. We love Natalie, but maybe not as much as she loves our shop kitty, Joplin. Anytime she came into the store, it was a snuggle fest to the max. One day she literally carried him around for a half an hour. And Joplin is not what we would call a small cat! Carrying him that long is a workout! Of course, he's totally worth it.

Anyhow, first off...Natalie's bouquet. Tulips, dahlias, gloriosa lilies, and cymbidium orchids accented with gold bullion.

Joplin was all dressed and ready to act as ring bearer for their special day...

But, Natalie and Lee are the proud mom and dad of two very special pups who acted as ring bearer and flower girl! Sorry Jops...

We got to make flowers for their collars (and we did have to snap the previous picture of Joplin trying them on!) The pups were sooo excited! And soooo happy! They wanted to meet and love everyone that came past on their way to the chapel! And they also desperately wanted to taste test and each other's flowers! I even got to assist with the dog-sitting for a bit!

Ceremony setting at the always lovely and historic Heritage Hill Moravian Chapel.

Unity candle arrangement (without the unity candle-that wasn't in place yet when I snapped the photo!) I love the intensity of the colors! And this is coming from a girl who usually takes a "less is more" approach to color!

Thank you to Natalie, Lee and the pups for allowing us to be a part of their special day! It was a day filled with so much love, personality, and happiness!
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