Friday, December 28

Today's Rehearsal Dinner Pics


The buffet centerpiece. The groom's mother chose a Mexican theme, and she rented burlap tablecloths in a rust color, with red linens. The napkins were tied with raffia, and I used raffia in 5 different colors in all the arrangements, which were made of orange, yellow, red and rust colored flowers. The colorful striped cloth on the table here was also used on the head table. My buffet centerpiece holder is a wrought-iron stand which holds a shallow dish that looks like stone.

The black wrought-iron lanterns were rented by the groom's mother. Ordinarily, they hold a glass vase with an oil burner, but here, they were adapted for flowers. I scattered rose petals on the head table and on the buffet.


On some of the lanterns, I tied a green cymbidium orchid to the top. I also used leaves off my croton plant in the arrangements (they are the striped ones). Croton just screams Mexico to me, since the two times we were there, we saw it growing everywhere! There were nine table centerpieces and the main buffet for this event. I have the wedding tomorrow, but it is not fancy. They will have 12 tables, each holding 3 cylinder vases with floating candles - but no flowers.


20 comments:

Mr. Althouse said...

Very nice Judy. You are so very good at what you do. Very nice indeed.

Michele sent me,

Mike

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Those flowers do look really nice. I like the cymbidium.

Michele sent me.

JeanMac said...

just the colors I needed to see after shoveling for the 3rd time today! Made me feel warm all over.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I cannot believe how elaborate this "rehearsal" dinner was---So Very Many People....My Lordy! It's like the number of people at the Rehearsal Dinner is more than I have ever encountered, dear Judy!
What you did was MASTERFUL!! Truly Truly,Truly, so very Beautiful....! And you say there are no flowers at The Wedding???
LOL! I can't keep up! LOL!
It's almost like The Rehearsal Dinner is MORE important than The Wedding...Boy, I'd love to know the story there......!
Well, all I know is what you contributed to this special evening is SPECTACULAR!
Congrats, My Dear.....I'm anxious to see the "wedding" things....!

Seamus said...

Just beautiful! A breath of Spring in Winter! :)

Shephard said...

I love stripes! :)
Lovely arrangements!

Michele says hello tonight!
~S

Kay Dennison said...

Fabulous!!!!! I'm sure the families were delighted!!! You have such a gift, Judy!!!!!

gemma said...

So lovely. You are an artist.

Sky said...

so creative!

gautami tripathy said...

These look great. You are doing a good job.

Michele sends her greetings too.

Dianne said...

Really beautiful work - you are definitely an artist.

srp said...

Looks like a fancy rehearsal dinner. Gorgeous arrangements!

Blonde Goddess said...

You are so talented. You have a gift and an eye for beauty. I can't say enough good things about your creations. Gorgeous!

Carolyn said...

Those are beautiful, Judy! I wish I'd seen this yesterday. We had a mexican dinner last nite at our house and I had no centerpiece.

Like you, I'm pooped and glad the holiday is over, although we still have a gumbo dinner to do here tomorrow. Then I'm going to buy a box of eggnog and a bottle of rum, lol!

rosemary said...

No wonder you were pooped....you popped out a beautiful job once again! Have a quiet, safe, happy New Year

Nancy said...

Judy,

You really are the best at what you do. The arrangements are sensational. I'm sure the Mother of the Groom was delighted with your efforts.......

Happy New Year to you.....

poopie said...

beautiful! maybe 2008 will be the year for me to hire you for MY wedding :)

Maria said...

Rehearsal dinner? I think these should have been for the wedding dinner!

You are indeed very talented.

Wishing you a very happy New Year. Our puppies are here and we will spend a quiet evening with them.

Kristi said...

These are gorgeous! I want to get married again just so I can hire you to do my centerpieces!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

When the time comes, can you do my funeral? I hope it's a long time from now, however. I adore your floral work. You are truly an artist.