Tuesday, May 4

Wedding Flowers 5-1-10

An overview of the raw materials - the fragrance was so heady!
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Mokara orchids

James Storeii orchids

Miniature calla lilies

Spray roses

Peonies; they were small, but gorgeous!

One of a pair of ceremony urns that Mel arranged.

A close-up of Sorbonne lilies.

The Mother's chair markers; two lily blossoms and a James Storeii orchid. So simple, but elegant.

There were three different types of centerpieces; twenty-eight in all.

I made all the small ones.

Mel made the large ones.

A grouping of three vases, one with a floating candle and a cymbidium orchid.

Go here to see the bouquets, bouts and corsages if you didn't see them before.


Gilly said...

Those are just so beautiful! I loved the tiny calla lilies, especially the very dark ones. And your small arrangements were simply lovely!

How weddings have changed! I looked at myh old wedding photos - in B&W of course, and I had a very small corsage of one rose and a couple of what look like lilies of the valley, though as I was married in November, I have my doubts. No way would out of season flowers been available in 1960! All the men had carnations in their buttonholes, as did my mother and mother-in-law, but theirs had leaves or something round.

My daughter's first wedding was a bit "hippie" in that she wanted all wild flowers, though she added some lovely cream spikey chrysanthemums. She and her arty friends did all the table centrepieces themselves, plus larger arrangements for the windowsills.

For her second wedding, she had a lovely bouquet, don't know who did it, very natural and held the reception in their house. Wisely. as it was a small house for the number of guests, she used the food as decoration. It was a tea party, so there were interesting cakes, etc.

But I would love to be a fly on the wall at one of your beautiful US weddings!

annika said...

I love your fotos of the flowers and the old goodies are just wonderful!

Angie said...

I love seeing the flower arrangements from the jobs you do. Very pretty.

Granny Annie said...

You and Mel never cease to amaze me.

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, those are beautiful. Each time you show orchids, I get an urge to grow them. Hopefully this time will shove me off my chair to get some. My Dad used to grow them so they have special meaning.

Star said...

Truly beautiful. But that first photo of all of the blooms made me think "sneeze, sneeze, sneeze".

oklhdan said...

The flowers are gorgeous! It looks to be a very expensive but beautiful wedding!

Beverly said...

As I've said before, I never tire of seeing your photos of wedding flowers. I'm settled in for my visit here. Ella is, of course, as cute as ever.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Amazing to see this collection and realize somebody had to pay for all of that stuff.

srp said...

The flowers are gorgeous.. and this is such a busy time of year for you... Mother's Day and weddings. And a trip to the botanical garden as soon as I get back from New York.

rosemary said...

as usual....lovely. did you mention in the past some silly thing about retiring?

Pat said...

Gorgeous variety.
I have two tiny buds on my peony. Maybe this year it will surprise me.