Monday, July 04, 2005

My Latest Wedding.....uh...well, not "mine"









Here are some photos from my latest wedding on July 2nd. I couldn't get a good shot of the ceremony arbor due to the chairs being in the way. There was garland on the arbor, with three sections of flowers, and two big urns on either side.
The cake had white chocolate curls all over it; when they first rolled it into the ballroom, I thought it was seashells.
The stair railings in the club had to be swagged with tulle, and tied off at intervals with sprays of foliages and blue hydrangeas.
Each table centerpiece was in a silver plate container. I have a collection of Victorian teapots, bowls, cachepots, etc. that I use for these. The bride requested French blue and raspberry colored flowers, and I used snapdragons, lilies, bells of Ireland, phlox, bouvardia, roses, spray roses, hydrangeas, blue delphinium and dendrobium orchids.
This wedding presented an odd situation for me: I was initially contacted by the bride's mother, who lives in PA. The bride's father lives here in our area, and the bride was in CA. I never got to meet the bride or her mother; my meetings and all communication were with the father and his current wife. I always feel sort of funny about not being able to speak with the bride before the wedding. It is hard to know exactly what she wants if I have to imagine it through the voice of her father (in person) and mother (via email). I do know the father was happy with everything, but until I hear from the mother or the bride, I will not rest on my laurels.

22 comments:

lisa said...

Hello, Michele sent me. I decided it is still the weekend. Holiday and all.

Last Girl On Earth said...

These photos are lovely. I can't imagine that the bride wouldn't have been anything but delighted. Congrates!

Hope you have a great 4th!

Heather said...

Very pretty! You did a lovely job!

Peri said...

Hello, michele sent me.

Incredible! I love hydrangeas.
Very pretty.

J Anderson said...

Hello, Michele sent me.

Greg Finnegan said...

When you wrote, "my latest wedding..." I flashed on the Hollywood types who are on their sixth husband. Imagine my relief when I saw such beautiful arrangements! Great job!

-Greg

Erin said...

ohhhhhhhhh...so pretty!
my sister is getting married in november, and i think we are most excited about her flowers!!!
your flowers are GORGEOUS!!!!!!

thanks for stopping by, i'm here via michele as well!!! :)

Kross-Eyed Kitty said...

Beautiful! You did a great job, the bride must have been thrilled!
Michele sent me!

Jamie Dawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Wishing you a wonderful July 4th holiday!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

"bells of Ireland" followed by "bills of kenju." So, did you save me an urn for temporary storage of my ashes until I mount my comeback?

Great work on the flowers, Judy. How could the bride NOT be happy?

poopie said...

Beautiful Judy! If I ever find a hubby I want you to do the wedding ;)

Arethusa said...

Hahahaha, poopie I was thinking the same thing! Particularly because of the cake. *g* (What can I say? Flowers are nice, but I'm all about the cake.)

I hope you're having a great holiday.

Mariah said...

Absolutely beautiful. When Bob and I married three and a half years ago, I had only a month to set everything up. Since the wedding was halfway between our two cities to oblige both families, I simply called a florist and said, "This is what I want". Then I hoped that she was competent. I lucked out, the flowers were simple, dignified, and perfect for the marriage of an older and wiser couple. =)

PractiGal said...

The flowers are beautiful! Great job! I'm sure the bride was very pleased...

Michele sent me! Happy Day!

vicki said...

Wow! Judy! I'm already married; will you stick around and do my funeral? This is beautiful summer wedding flowers at their best! I can smell those lilies from here.
The mother is probably still recovering but I'm sure she was pleased. REally, so lovely and fresh. Thanks for the pictures; feel like I know you a bit better still.

vicki said...

How about "these are beautiful..." I know how you and Hoss (and I) dislike sloppy grammer. :-)

srp said...

I'm with arthusa, love that cake. If (ha.ha.ha.ha.ha.ha....X250) I should ever get married again...you would be the one. Virginia is not that far. I had a bouquet of gardenias, with apricot and yellow babie roses the first time through. Did a mix of other flowers for the church and had honeysuckle in garlands for the altar with other flowers. It really smelled nice, but that was back when I could still smell.

I'm hoping Nyssa will elope. She said she wants her Uncle Stephen to sing. I told her to take him along when she elopes. That did not go over well.

Is it hard to find all these flowers in season or do they have places that grow them year round now?

tommy said...

Does it really matter what the bride thinks?

really?

I like pie better than cake but wedding pie doesn't really work does it?

Michele sent me

puremood said...

I'd love to dig into that cake! LOL

Hello, from Michele's tonight :)

Weary Hag said...

Beautiful work, Judy! But then, I already figured as much.
I'm sure the bride and her mom were quite pleased with your arrangements. Just lovely.

Anonymous said...

The flowers look beautiful!

Melissa said...

The above was me..Melissa..http://tiredlittlemp.blogspot.com
I couldn't get it to let me leave my blogger ID...wierd!