Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mary and Doug's Wedding-Flowers

Floral arrangements by Pamela Atkinson, Red Blush Designs

Flowers:
  • white calla lilies
  • plum calla lilies
  • cool water roses
  • vandella roses
  • white tulips
  • purple tulips
  • purple statice
  • purple orchids
  • curly willow (spray painted silver)
  • lily grass
  • salal leaves
  • seeded eucalyptus
Bouquets:






Bridesmaid's Bouquets





Bridal Bouquet

Decorative arrangements:




Two large rectangular arrangements were used at the front of the room for the ceremony, and moved adjacent to the head table for the reception. I actually scouted the vases from the women's washroom at a shopping mall. I asked the information desk for the contact information of the shop they came from.
I was able to order them and pick them up at the store.

Lesson-be resourceful, inspiration can come from unexpected places

After the ceremony we moved the bouquets to the front of the dining room. I picked up a few cheap rectangular vases at Walmart. With very few singles attending, we decided to forgo the traditional bouquet and garter toss.

Lesson- dont' be afraid to adapt or remove elements if they don't suit your style, or the type of wedding you want. No one will notice anyway!


Centrepieces:


The process to decide on centrepieces was quite exhaustive. Nothing seemed quite right, not until Husband found these on sale at a home d├ęcor store. They are actually meant as an oil diffuser, but we immediately saw the potential.
The store didn`t have enough in stock, we needed 8 but they were able to order us more at the sale price! Bonus!
The set comes with a mirrored tray, two round votive holders, a small square vase, the lid, the wooden sticks, some tea lights and a bottle of scent. The tea lights were too yellow, so I swapped them out for white floating candles that I bought in bulk at a craft store. We didn`t use the sticks or lids, but I keep the boxes with the pieces inside. We stashed the boxes under the tables, for the guests to take the centrepiece home, and so they could use it for it`s true purpose if they desired. We love them either way.




4 comments:

  1. These flowers are lovely. Modern with a classic twist.. I am coordinating a Wedding in Aug 2011 and I was wondering if you would recommend this flower designer?

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  2. I definately think so, she is my daughter! LOL, seriously she does excellent work.

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  3. send me an email at marybethatkinson@gmail.com
    and I'll send you the contact information for the florist.

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  4. Gorgeous and professional arrangements given time constraints and supplies. A true professional who works very well under pressure.

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