Sunday, September 16, 2007

Kathy and Hal at Red Butte
















Holy behind on my blogs, Batman!
I apologize -- things have been so busy around here that mere good intentions have not been enough to get me caught up on everything waiting to be done. But Kathy comes back from her mini honeymoon tonight and will be back at work tomorrow, so I figure I should at least have something to show from her wedding...

Kathy is a doll. She's an intensely creative individual who is able to take a task and run with it, which is why I love having her on my team. You can see that Kathy didn't choose traditional or expected designs. She wanted a very organic feel -- something that is evident by all the wood tones and moss accents. She had been collecting driftwood so we used those as our design medium, attaching flowers to the wood and finishing off the arrangements with moss, river stone, lotus pods, and votives. Since every piece of wood is different, each table was unique. We also brought some height to break up the room with glass cylinders containing a layer of river stone, a layer of moss, curly willow branches and wired dendrobium orchids, again with moss, rock, and votives on the table to tie everything together. The buffet table I loved -- Kathy and Hal had driven to some obscure mountain area and found this awesome, sculptural branch which we cemented in a stained wood crate and added a bed of blooms and moss at the base of the branch. The escort card table was covered in moss and contained a large stump with their carved initials, as well as stones with the guests names written on them that served as their table assignments. The guestbook table was a mixture of colors and shapes, and the cocktail tables simply contained cube candles wrapped in ribbon with mood moss and river pebbles. Her bouquet was gorgeous. The photos we got of it do not do it justice. There was such a mix of green, brown and white that I'm not even going to attempt to deconstruct it right now. It was very organic, very unruly and unexpected, and it was so Kathy. The bridesmaids (not shown) had full bouquets of various greens with a splattering of white, and the boutonnieres were of fuchsia mokara orchids and variegated lily grass. I hope to get photos of those down the road. And the cake -- oh, the cake! Kathy made the cage around the cake and we placed nothing but cymbidium orchids, a few dendrobium stems, and a touch of willow, then spread moss and stones around the base.

Everything was simply divine...

1 comment:

Megan said...

What a beautiful and unique wedding! Great work, Liz!