Monday, August 3, 2009

A Seaside Ceremony

July 25th Wedding

This bride was fantastic with providing me with exactly what she was looking for.
From pictures to little notes.
And creative finishing touches...
like asking me to use the material that had been hemmed from her dress to wrap her bouquet.

Her Bouquet was made up of Casablanca Lily's, which required me to create stems for the flowers.  So the wrap of the bouquet had to be traditional...which means no stem showing, because in this case it would have been wire!

The ceremony was held at the Pavilion in Long Branch right along the water.   I'd never been here before The benches were decorated simply with tulle and white hydrangea.

The Bridesmaids had bouquets of Roses, Stephanotis, and some of the most gorgeous roses I have ever seen.  The white roses are called Tibet and the cream...Creme de la Creme.  The bouquet was framed with small blue wildflowers.

The maid of honor also had starfish pins in her bouquet.  If you are interested in what is called bouquet jewelry do a search on line...I wish I had gotten a better picture of them, but if you look closely you'll see them in the picture above a little off center and down to the left a little.

This was the mother's bouquet, simply white roses.

There were 11 groomsmen in the party who wore cream colored tuxes.  The bride wanted several variations of boutonnieres for the men and the ring bearer.

The goal for the centerpieces was to keep them inexpensive, but still tying in with the beach theme of the wedding.

So carnations were used, I know people like to steer clear of them for weddings because they can look cheap.  But when clustered together they don't look half bad. (My husband said they looked like puffs of whipped cream)  I added sea shells and star fish and rose petals to the table as finishing touches.

The bride included little notes on the tables letting the guests know that the money she saved on centerpieces was being donated to breast cancer research.

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