I love looking back on the weddings we have done and this one especially I remember fondly. This wedding really stood out to me because this was one of the few weddings Mary and I got to witness....well kinda. Desirae and Jason were married at The Westin in Mount Laurel, NJ and they had asked us to stay and help flip the room after the ceremony (this sounds very scary, but it was actually fun!). We saw the bridal party getting assembled before their big entrance and even heard the couple exchange their vows (we may have been hiding behind the curtain). It was so different and exciting to actually be there for the wedding ceremony. I was also in love with the bright fall colors we used for their wedding flowers. Jenn Logg Photography was the photographer for the day and captured some gorgeous shots.
The colors in these bouquets were amazing. We used circus roses, burgundy dahlias, cymbidium orchids, protea, hypericum berries, silver brunia berries, and maidenhair fern. The roses were accented with rhinestone pins and we added a rhinestone accent to Desirae's bouquet wrap.
The colors really popped and photographed so well against the bridesmaids' black gowns.
The flowers girls were adorable. I had to include this picture of this pretty little flower girl holding Desirae's bouquet.
A picture of the gorgeous bridal party.
Each of the flower girls carried a pomander of burgundy carnations accented with rhinestone pins and silver ribbon.
The Westin had a great room, perfect for the ceremony. Behind that curtain lurks Mary and I, haha. We hid back there and as soon as the ceremony ended the curtains parted and we set up the reception while the guests were having cocktails in the lobby (we flipped that baby in 30 minutes!). I liked that the ceremony took place on an elevated stage. To dress it up we used our pillars filled with curly willow, yellow oncidium orchids, circus roses, hanging votives, crystal garland and hanging mirrors. We lined the aisle with cylinders with rose petals and pillar candles in them. These cylinders were later utilized as part of the table centerpieces.
Here you can see how a few fresh dahlias and rose petals can really dress up the unity candle display.
Here is a closeup of the screening of willow we did. We later moved these behind the couples sweetheart table. I loved all the flowers mixed in with the curly willow; it was gorgeous.
All of the tables got a floral ring of antique green hydrangea, orchids, dahlias, circus roses, red hypericum berries, and yellow button mums. Half of the tables were done with the manzanita tree in the center of the ring with hanging votives, cymbidium orchids, and hanging crystals.
Here is a close up of the manzanita branches. These are always so eye catching, especially with all of the candlelight from the hanging votives.
On the other half of the tables, the cylinders that lined the aisle during the ceremony were placed in the center of the floral ring. We love anything that can be used for double duty like this!
We had a lot of fun setting up this wedding....and even more fun attending, ha! Thank you Desirae and Jason for letting us be a part of your wedding day and we wish you all the best!!
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