Monday, October 1, 2007

Autumn ( ...or is it winter?) at Millcreek Inn

When I woke up Saturday morning, the first thing I noticed was how dark the sky appeared to be outside. I checked the weather which said there was a good chance of rain but that it should clear up by the afternoon. I was a little excited -- Julie was getting married at Millcreek Inn and I couldn't imagine anything prettier than the abundance of fall leaves and a mist of leftover rain. Colors always seem to be so much more pronounced during and after a rain fall so I thought it would only enhance the theme of the wedding. As the girls started showing up for the work day, I started hearing comments about SNOW and white out conditions. Snow?! It hadn't made its way to Holladay yet but sure enough, it hit us before we left for our delivery and followed us all the way up the canyon. The snow hadn't stopped by the time we left. We were drenched, but in awe of the peacefulness you tend to find in a canyon like Millcreek during a snowfall. Such beautiful silence. What a magical wedding that must have been...

Julie's colors were primarily reds, oranges, and browns with fall accents to add character. Her bouquet was a stunning mix of roses, mini callas, dahlias, freesia, chocolate cosmo and fiddleheads, camillia, salal, seeded eucalyptus, tree fern, and fall-turned maple leaves. Her bridesmaids carried what we call deconstructed bouquets -- each girl held a different flower found in the bride's bouquet. Julie also carried a small bouquet of purple lisianthus to honor her mother who was not in attendance. The wedding party wore calla lilies and freesia and the 20 tables were dressed with either a floating fall flower, a trio of cubes with candles, or a large cube with a thick pillar candle, each sitting on a bed of fall leaves. The ambiance was warm and inviting with gold and copper tones and roaring fires. What a great note to end on as we close the summer season for our team!

I've had inquiries as to what our plans are for the rest of the year. I am officially on maternity leave as of today (as much as a personality like mine can be...). The baby is due a week from today but who knows when he'll actually get here. We do have a current consultation schedule through the end of the month that I plan to keep, and will continue to schedule consultations until the slots are full. The team will be back to work in November with a lighter than normal event schedule for a bit, but will be back up to speed by the holidays. Spring and summer dates are booking quickly with some really fun designs and colors in the horizon, so if you've been thinking about it, now is the time to get your consultation appointment!

The blog will go on so don't stop visiting. We'll post photos of special order work that will continue, we'll revisit some of our favorite events with professional photographer photos, and I'll post photos of the solo work our staff will be doing during their time off from events. As always, don't hesitate to call or email if you have any questions or would like to check on date availability. Take care!!!

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