Sunday, May 17, 2009

Jennifer at Sundance Preview

Jennifer was a destination bride from the East coast who had an amazing vision for her wedding. Because the majority of their guests were coming from out of town, the bride and groom really went the extra mile to make this a memorable experience for those in attendance. The festivities took place at the Sundance Resort. The wedding day itself was separated into three distinct locations: the ceremony, cocktail hour, and a plated dinner reception.

The early-evening ceremony was held outdoors in front of the pond. For this we provided kermit pomanders and moss balls hung from shepherds hooks, and a canopy covered in cherry blossom branches (I don't have an initial photo of the canopy because I myself haven't seen it yet! There was a predetermined scheduling conflict with the rental company who was providing the frame for the canopy, so my dear friend Audrey from Studio Stems -- who happens to live down the street from Sundance -- graciously took the time out of her day to run over and construct the canopy so we could complete a second delivery in Salt Lake) Following the ceremony, the guests were ushered to the Screening Room building for a swanky cocktail hour. This room had a distinct Asian-inspired theme, complete with hanging paper cranes, paper lanterns, and a sushi bar. The flowers here were kept simple and minimalist in shades of green and white. At the close of the cocktail hour, guests adjourned to the Rehearsal Hall for dinner and dancing. The Rehearsal Hall had a very elegant, organic-meets-rustic feel. Lanterns and pomanders were hung from the rafters, the guests were greeted by moss wreaths, and everything was coordinated in shades of pink, green, and brown. For the centerpieces we constructed trees out of Manzanita branches. Flowers were arranged at the base of the branches, votives were hung from the branches themselves, and the base of each tree was wrapped in a ribbon cork veneer. The cork was echoed in the napkin rings, as well as the lovely escort-card trays which directed guests to their table. It was a dramatic sight -- even before it was flooded with people and candlelight!

The bouquets were charmingly simple: the bride carried a bouquet of various peonies, white ranunculus, and lily-of-the-valley. The attendants carried clutches of pink ranunculus, pink bouvardia, pink spray roses, green hypericum berries, and peony buds. The rest of the wedding party were outfitted primarily in orchids, berries, fern curl, and other coordinating accents.

I attribute much of the success of the night to Jennifer's wedding coordinator, Liz Anderson ( Look for more events by Liz in the future!

These photos were once again taken by our very own Michelle. The bride and groom's photographer was the ever-talented Jonathan Canlas. I can't wait to see how he captured the festivities in full-motion -- there's nothing quite like seeing it all come together at the end of the day. I'll be sure to post those images when I receive them.
A big thanks to everyone who was a part of this event! It was fabulous!


Audrey O'Brien said...

i hardly deserve any credit here lady. i was working for you! and i need to get that stupid pic off my phone and to you! haha

Megan {Petals & Blooms} said...

What a BEAUTIFUL event, Liz! Great work!!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

thanks for the post, liz! i still can't believe how well it went and how BEAUTIFUL the florals were! it was great working with you!

Kathy Daume' said...

This was SUCH an amazing event. I think my favorite was the bridesmaid bouquets and, of course, the drop-dead amazing branch centerpieces. I seriously need one of those for my house!!!!!!! (if only I had tall ceilings). Beautiful work, as always!