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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

An Intimate Wedding Reception

We were honored to be chosen as the floral designer for a wedding between two people who share a love of -- and an eye for -- fabulous design.

The ceremony and reception took place at the Redbury Hotel and what made it most special was its size -- 18 guests.

Sean and Sarah

The bride, Sarah Granger, is Creative Director of Iconic Event Studios in Los Angeles. Her husband, Sean, is an event photographer and owner of 2ME Studios. Sarah designed the look of the ceremony (top photo).

For the reception table, she gave us a few details -- she wanted pink, a vintage feel and the room to feel fully integrated with design and personalized with Sean's family collection of antique cameras, books and photos.

This arrangement graced the ceremony table.

The bride's bouquet was mounted on an antique wooden spindle. Her grandmother's rosary, which you can see delicately dangling from the bouquet, was tied to the spindle. The bridesmaid's bouquet was similar, only smaller and didn't include the lady slipper orchids.

The table design began with a copper sequined linen and a rouched ivory organza overlay provided by La Tavola Linen. Town and Country Event Rentals provided the rentals. Unique Tabletop Rentals provided the ruby crystal glassware. The hotel provided the mismatched flatware and china.

These "flowers" were created using the petals of other flowers in a layered, or pave, fashion, to create a completely different design. Loose garden roses scented the table.

Details and flowers were placed in key locations such as bookshelves and this mantel to further personalize the room.

Photos by Erik Nelder and Sean Twomey or2ME Studios

Monday, April 4, 2011

Summer Wedding Ideas

Ah ... summer pool parties. After a long winter, we thought you might like a little preview of the kind of party or wedding reception that is right around the corner!

This was actually a backyard wedding that was casual, yet stylized. In the pool we used hoops filled with one color of flowers that were different, yet complimentary, to the tabletop arrangements. On the tables, we assembled monochromatic pieces of several flowers and set them side-by-side with several unique containers filled with just one, perfect flower in the same color palette.

The natural color of the linen, the base plates and the chairs all created a background upon which the flowers could really stand out. At night, the candles really made the warm colors of the flowers glow deeper.

And they stood out even in the day!

For a fun touch, we put the same flowers in a beautiful design within a shadow box for the catering team. It was a simple, effective and inexpensive way to tie it all together.

And last, but never least, the cake was decorated with the same flowers.

PRO TIP: Even a simple design concept can feel very special when you weave a theme or color throughout all the details of your event and venue.

Do you have a floral design challenge or a question about color? Leave us a comment and we'll get back to you with an answer.

Gina and Daisy
The Mille Fiori