Some things are totally worth the wait! I love looking back at weddings from a few months ago and remembering all the little details and fun we had putting it all together. Michelle and Andrew were married this past July 2010 at the Trump National of Philadelphia in Pine Hill, NJ. Michelle Scanzano of All Things Beautiful was the wedding planner for this wedding, and as usual did an awesome job. If you are a bride looking for a hands on, detail oriented wedding planner you have got to check her out. We recently did another wedding with her and I got a copy of the master wedding timeline she created for the bride, WHOA. Most amazing document ever created! Anyway, back to this event...this wedding was full of shades of purple (LOVE) and lots of butterfly accents (LOVE LOVE), perfect for a July wedding. Jon Carlson of Carlson Photo got some amazing shots of the day that I can't wait to share, without further ado...
Michelle's bouquet featured white cymbidium orchids, white stock, sweetness roses, and scabiosa.
All the bouquets lined up pretty, they look ready to go down the aisle! The bridesmaids carried purple stock, sweetness roses, scabiosa, ageratum, and some silver velvety soft lamb's ear leaves and brunia berries. To compliment their dresses we wrapped the bouquets with platinum ribbon.
Michelle was a STUNNING bride.
Michelle and her gorgeous bridesmaids! Their dresses were awesome, and check out their necklaces...I loved that they didn't match, but coordinated. And dang, look at that view!
Michelle and one of her lovely bridesmaids. They look like models!
To frame the ceremony area we set up our pillars with curly willow, crystal strands, mirrors, and of course a few butterflies.
Again with the model poses! Gorgeous!
These centerpieces were so much fun. We used a square of wheat grass, a few manzanita branches, hung strands of dendrobium orchids, and placed a few butterflies in the branches and one perched in the grass. This was really an eye catching centerpiece!
A closeup of the branches with the wired orchids.
The other half of the centerpieces were done in our chic vase. We filled them with lavender tinted water and a submerged butterfly. On top we used stock, lavender carnations, and seeded eucalyptus arranged in a container so that guests could take them home at the end of the night.
Check out the butterfly in the water!
I love it when all the details of a wedding tie together. The place cards coordinated perfectly with the centerpieces, the OCD side of me really loves this kind of detail, ha.
We also made up this manzanita wishing tree dressed up with purple carns (so cute for carns!) and crystals. Each of the guests left good wishes and words of advise on little cards that were hung from the branches.
Their cake looked so yummy, I am a sucker for anything chocolate. The butterflies were the perfect touch.
Amazing cake topper with the perfect purple butterfly perched right next to it :)
Thanks Michelle and Andrew for letting us be a part of your special day. You were a gorgeous couple and we had so much fun coming up with ideas for your butterfly filled day. Hope you enjoyed your first Thanksgiving together as a married couple!