Every now and then Mary and I are lucky enough to not only design flowers for a wedding, but also attend that wedding. This past November, one of my very best friends from college, Mary, got married and I have been dying to blog about and share photos from their wedding ever since. Mary is one of the most stylish, and beautiful, brides I have ever seen and I was thrilled that, even though she lives in New York, she asked if we would do the flowers for their wedding. She is a true sweetheart, and her and Brian are such a cute couple; I was honored to do her flowers and had soooo much fun at the wedding afterwards. My lucky hubby made the drive up there with me and charmed everyone he met....Mary's aunts are still talking about him, ha! Jade of Uplift Photography shared these amazing photos with me. The wedding reception took place at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY and I was so impressed with everything about this place. The staff was so helpful, the food was amazing, and it was gorgeous. Now on to the fun part...check it all out!
Aren't they a gorgeous couple?!?! Mary's dress was perfect for her and I LOVED the shrug that she wore.
She carried a bouquet of white ranunculus, white lisianthus, white sweetpea, ivory garden roses, ivory spray roses, brunia berries, phalaenopsis orchids and white peonies. We wrapped the stems with this gorgeous ivory ribbon and left long tails.
Close up shot - I think it is important when doing a bouquet of all one color to use shades of that color and really concentrate on adding different textures.
The got married on a stunning November day and I am so glad they braved the cold and got these photos outside...they are beautiful.
LOVE the movement in this photo....makes me want to leave long ribbon tails on everything I do. I have to confess I have a slight addiction to fancy ribbon...our ribbon collection at the flower shop is almost embarrassing!
Mary with her bridesmaids. I went to college with 3 of these girls...when I think back on all of the good times we had together it always makes me smile. Love you girls!
Here is a closeup shot of a bridesmaid's bouquet. They carried hand tied bouquets of white lisianthus, ivory garden roses, ivory spray roses, brunia berries, and sweetpea. The sweetpea was a last minute addition to our flower order...and I think it added such a soft touch to the bouquets.
For Brian's bout we used spray roses, brunia berries, and ivory skeleton leaves all wrapped with ivory ribbon.
The centerpieces consisted of a trio of cylinders, each wrapped with a wide band of ivory ribbon and accented with an ivory skeleton leaf. The tallest cylinder held a stem of phalaenopsis orchids submerged in water with a LED in the bottom and was topped with a floating candle.
The other two cylinders held a pillar candle and ivory ornaments in assorted sizes. We added gold mercury votives to the tables as well.
I loved this cake - isn't is stunning! Here you can see that we wrapped the bridesmaids bouquets with velvet ribbon...again, another impulse, but I love the texture!
And I had to end with a picture of me with my NY girls. We all met out first year at school when we ended up on the same floor in our dorm and we have been friends ever since!
By the way, I can't end this blog without mentioning Mary's etsy site. She is an artist and I am always amazing at what she comes up with, check it out HERE. Thank you so much Mary for letting us be such a big part of your wedding day. I had so much fun and can't wait until we get to visit again!
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