Saturday, March 10, 2007

Corsages, Boutonnieres, and Bouquets -- Oh My!

Last night was Haley's reception at The Old Meeting House. Rather than putting a lot of money into her decor, she decided to do something that I'd never seen before -- she decided to honor and recognize ever member of her immediate and extended family by providing each of them with the appropriate worn flowers. That amounted to 34 boutonnieres, 14 pinned corsages, and 20 wrist corsages. What a fantastic idea! I love that she made her wedding less about herself and more about the wonderful people in her life and how much she enjoys spending time with them. Let me tell you though, we all had wrist cramps by the end of the day. It was such a dreary day over here so the pictures turned out pretty drab -- you'll have to use your imagination since I wasn't able to begin to capture the vibrancy of the colors. Her bouquet was absolutely gorgeous, and probably one of the best smelling bouquets I've...smelled, I guess. Because it was a country-themed wedding, we made her bouquet a little unruly and textured with a number of different colors and shapes. Flowers in her bouquet included two varieties of yellow Dutch tulips, yellow and red ranunculus, a greenish-yellow hypericum berry, muscari (otherwise know as grape hyacinth), daffodils, Gold Strike roses, Monte Casino asters, cream freesia and snapdragons, Mardi Gras solidago, and a collar of variegated mini pitt. Her wrap was a simple white satin with three thin sage satin ribbons secured with pearl pins to mimic a detail found in her dress. The cake was significantly more simple than the bouquet -- a top tier treatment of Gold Strike roses, solidago, and Monte Casino, with two small bundles of yellow spray roses, muscari, pitt, Monte Casino and solidago on the bottom tier. Again, I apologize for the photography. Hopefully I'll be able to get some decent shots from her photographer...

Today after my consultations, I was able to provide photographer-friend Anna Page Wheeler (Anna Page Photography) with a bouquet for a special bridal session she's doing downtown this afternoon. Since I'm just dying for this winter to come to an end, I played up on the spring time theme with a small bouquet of pink and yellow ranunculus, yellow tulips, green hypericum, yellow spray roses, cream freesia, and lily grass. Sweet and simple. I hope her photo shoot goes well and can't wait to see the pictures!

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