I didn't take any candid photos on the day of the wedding; there simply wasn't time - plus we had 2-3 amateur photographers as well as 3 professionals running around snapping everything and everyone who stood still long enough (and some who didn't.)
The altar centerpiece was moved to the reception buffet. we like to get double-duty whenever possible, and there is no wear and tear if the people who move it know what they are doing. In our case, my good friend Pam and her associate Jackie did the flowers and also moved them for me.
This is a Milva rose....they have the sweetest, most intoxicating aroma ever! My daughter chose tangerine/orange and aqua as her colors. Since there are no aqua flowers, I decided the color scheme should be orange, lime green and lavender with touches of purple. It is one of my favorite combinations, and I knew it would look good, both at the church and in the reception restaurant, which is decorated in Tuscan colors and style. We chose orange roses, alstroemeria and dahlias.
The lime green flowers were these Fuji mums, Bells of Ireland, hydrangeas, Lady's Mantle, cymbidium orchids and amaranthus.
Cool Water roses, larkspur, lisianthus, limonium and stock were chosen to give us the lavender and purple tones we wanted.
This arrangement graced the Ladies Dressing room at the chapel, and then it was moved to a ledge in the narthex during the wedding and on to the reception for the gift/sign-in and photo table.
The reception table flowers consisted of small, compact arrangements in square glass vases. They were all different to some degree; some were all purple and lavender, as this one is and some were all orange and some were mixtures of all the flowers. I always think it is a good idea to vary the arrangements; it make for a good conversation starter among the guests, especially at tables where people don't know each other.
This is my daughter's bouquet; she wanted all orange roses and nothing else. Granted it is sitting on a table in my garage now, and the background is not great for a photo - I think it still looks good considering how long it has been out of the cooler. The Milva roses (larger ones) hold up exceedingly well. They open almost completely without shattering and the aroma, which as I said, is heavenly, doesn't fade for a few days.
As soon as I get some more photos, either amateur or pro pics, I will show them.