As many of you might remember, the hubby and I renewed our vows last May and followed up with a big celebration bash in Pennsylvania. Recently the full gallery of images captured by good friend Daniel Lanton was featured on Wedding Chicks! So now I am thrilled to share some more details from the party!
Mom and I spent a solid 12 hours arranging over 15 designs with perfect blooms from 50flowers.com. From their incredibly personal customer service to fresh flowers delivered on time and as promised, I sing their praises as often as possible. The moment the 20 boxes of blooms were delivered, Mom and I went right to work prepping. Each stem was snipped, leaves removed, rinsed and them placed in buckets of treated water. All the buckets were then driven to our gorgeous venue at Hillside Farms in Shavertown, PA.
For months before the party, Mom and I plus sometime the hubby and Dad too, traveled to dozens of local vintage shops to scoop up any amber, orange or yellow glass we could find. Tall pedestals like those seen above were my favorites. Mom and I are quite different in our flower arranging styles. On the left above is one of Mom’s masterpieces in all its organic and flowing beauty while mine to the right is more dense and quirky. It is amazing what you learn about eachother after 12 hours of wet hands and flower buckets!
This scale glass piece is my all time favorite of the day. For just $12 at a flea market about a mile from my house, a sweet woman made my day as she wrapped each piece in tissue. I told her of my plans and she couldn’t have been happier to know that this piece was to be used in such a clever way! The coral spray roses used in the design dried beautifully and this piece is now displayed in tact in my sitting room!
What was most exciting about the flower design experience was quite honestly the smell. For two days we were surrounded by the crisp woodsy aroma of Silver Dollar Eucalyptus and the sweet, classic notes of the romantic Piaget Rose. Other blooms incorporated were White Scabiosa and Ranunculus, Chocolate Cosmos, Peach Carnations, Coral Spray Roses and Italian Ruscus.
Soon I will be sharing more about the favors, menu, cake and the decor details. Curious about the invitations? Check out this lovely post over at Oh So Beautiful Paper!
October 27, 2010
This week has been a dream. Working in Utah somehow doesn’t feel like work, especially when you are surrounded by friends old and new. Travel keeps me inspired in a way I could have never dreamed and I am blessed to have a career that can be done from anywhere in the world. I count my lucky stars daily. For those of you who have been following this blog for a while you know that I heart Utah and spend a good deal of time there. The hubby and I even renewed our vows in Zion National Park earlier this year.
The last few days were spent with some folks I am proud to call friends; a group of people whose talent and passion literally bring me to tears. A project of massive proportions came to life this week. We made pretty all around Southern Utah but in the end all the pretty in the world can’t be traded for good, kind and giving people in front of and behind the camera. Isn’t that what weddings are all about? The people?
The hubby grabbed this snapshot as the sun set over the La Verkin Overlook yesterday. Only a fraction of the scene’s majesty was captured here and I cannot wait to share more soon.
Coming soon are some gorgeous Real Wedding posts I’ve been dying to share!
October 27, 2010
Love the watercolor leaf!
October 27, 2010
So excited to see this look come together. The gate-fold presentation literally becomes an art piece!
October 21, 2010
It has been a while since I featured our Signature Vintage Lacy Tree Wedding Invitation; Long enough I would say! Our Lacy tree has a long history, an evolving character and is beloved by us all at the studio. Whimsical charm, custom sketches and a lighthearted mood make the tree a constant favorite. Melanie first contacted us and knew the tree was for her. Marrying in a vegetable garden *love*, the lacy quality of the tree seemed perfect. I suggested a basket full of veggies nestled under the tree.
We then added dragonflies and a pretty wrap in Envelopments Repousse pattern. Soft peach, sage green and ivory always make my design eye happy and since Melanie’s wedding is taking place in Australia at the beginning of their summer season, this watercolor palette seems just perfect!
So what am I up to?
Wrapping a top secret project with a iconic gown designer and talented team of planners in Minneapolis. Pinch me! Hint: An example of her work is seem somewhere in this post
Falling more and more in love with Ella’s design as it evolves on the painting table!
October 20, 2010
I love the drama the silver paisley paper adds! The printed wrap in brightened a bit by the ivory grosgrain ribbon underneath.
Each time I see this artwork I am in love! Enjoy!
I had such fun creating the lilac. The photo in the bottom right shows the color more appropriately!
October 20, 2010
A blue orchid, who knew!?