13 November 2010

Jennifer + Matthew ... married in Niagara!

Usually this late into the season, our weddings tend to be more intimate and close-knit affairs ... however, this month I think we're setting some sort of all-time 'guest attendance' record!

For instance, take Jennifer + Matthew who were married this past weekend, celebrating with their nearly 400 guests, packing both the church and reception venue to the gills! And we heard it was a great party ... going until nearly 3:00am with both a live Macedonian band and DJ keeping the dance floor packed into the wee hours.

We were working with a predominately white and ivory palette with splashes of fresh chartreuse coming from the foliage of the flowers. White hydrangeas, roses, garden roses, ivory lisianthus and some gorgeous white anemones (with black centres) commanded the monobotanical floral palette.

Structural design elements included birch logs, manzanita branches and an absolute ton of glass vessels and candlelight! Set against the guest tables covered in slate crinkle linen with dramatic black chair covers, it was all very modern, clean and formal, yet relaxed and tangible at the same time!

Jennifer's bridal bouquet ... a very soft and creamy delicate bouquet of garden roses, peonies and ranunculus was a perfect compliment to her absolutely stunning Oscar de la Renta dress ... we're soooo loving those ruffles!!

White and Ivory Brides Bouquet

White and Ivory Brides Bouquet

We fell for these amazing anemones ... beautiful in the bridesmaids bouquets!

Bridesmaids Bouquet in white with anemones

Bridesmaids Bouquet in white with anemones 2

We created four of these oversized florals for the ceremony. A traditional Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony is a thing of beauty ... so much cultural value and dripping with tradition. Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony altar flowers

Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony

Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony 2

Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony 3

Floral decor for the reception was split between two different table designs. The first consisted of a tablescape of pedestal glass in various heights filled with monobotanical flowers, birch logs and candles interspersed. The second design, on round tables, featured a single manzanita branch covered with moss and white orchids climbing up into the branches with rose petals, votive candles and hanging lanterns. Sometimes we'll do up a sketch of our planned tablescape to help our clients visualize the final design ... a background in visual art certainly comes in handy at times!!

Sketch of wedding reception flowers

White and green wedding reception flowers

White and green wedding reception flowers 2

Manzanita branch wedding reception flowers

Manzanita branch wedding reception flowers 2

Head Table flowers at wedding reception

Wedding cake by Con Gusto Artisan Bakery ... impeccable!

Con Gusto wedding cake with anemones

Our congratulations go out to Jennifer + Matthew ... cheers and best wishes to the start of your marriage adventure! 


Tags » Niagara Wedding Florist, Niagara Wedding Flowers, White, Birch, Manzanita Branches, Green, Black, Ivory, Greek Orthodox

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