Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Nice Italian girl and sweet Midwest boy wed. What do you get? Why a classic affair with old world charm yet updated with a contemporary twist - like holding your ceremony in the old Williamsburg Savings Bank's vault. This place makes you want to put on little white gloves and match your purse to your shoes. This is when a visit to the bank was serious business. The light during cocktail hour was sublime. Congrats Lisa and Chris. xo
I always get a bit nervous when I have to design a piece on sight. But clearly some things have to be done on the day of. For such a big wedding (with like a billizon candles) things were moving at a completely relaxed pace. I felt confident and had the best time working with my amazing team of flower warriors.

Two different designs were created and placed on alternating tables. I can not decide which table top I preferred. The colors ranged from pale pinks to coral, raspberry and deep plum. Amazing how overnight the flower market has changed from spring to summer. Colors deepened, branches have sprouted berries and mini fruits, grasses and fronds emerge. 
Sorry these photos just do not capture how dreamy and erethral the ceremony site was. I'm dying to see the professional images. Notice my two little golden pheasants made it into the design :)


Vintage Simple said...

The light looks completely magical and your floral arrangements divine. Love the color combination of the bridal bouquet - and that feather you added is perfect. What a lovely and unexpected touch.


Pinecone Camp said...

Absolutely stunning. You did an amazing job!

Urbanstems said...

Ahem...Little Pheasant WOW in a word! But I am Irish so I cant just leave it at one word!! Beautiful work and you must be so chuffed with your team and yourself - hope so! THat is some pedestal centre piece (ladder!?)

Marie said...

Stunning fleurs...

Very curious newbie questions:

Did you buy your flowers Friday and store overnight?

What time did you start arranging?

How many warriors at your disposal?

How long did it take you?

Not that I'm nosy, or anything! :-)

Denise said...

Hi Marie
Sure thing - here's the low down.
I bought the flowers on Saturday at 7am (after pre ordering the bulk earlier that week). The wedding was on Sunday. The majority of the table centerpieces (20 tables) about 52 arrangements were completed the day before. I did the bouquets and bouts the morning of the wedding. I had 3 assistants on both days. Over all I must have pulled 2 10 to 12 hour days. But I should add we had another wedding on Saturday to make on Friday and install! I missed taking those photos :(

sarah, flourish design + style said...

What an amazing setting + decor! Wow! xx

Kate said...

Beautiful, Denise! I'm so taken with your pink centerpieces. I love the contrast of the pink against the deep shades of foliage.

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