Friday, July 30, 2010

A Seaport Wedding

Another perfect summer day overlooking Boston Harbor! I love the Seaport Hotel, and the Lighthouse Ballroom is one of my favorites. It's got windows on all sides, neutral decor and an intimate feel. I've provided flowers in all kinds of color schemes for this room and they all work. This time it was ivorys, blues, greens and hints of purple and did it ever come together nicely! It felt very elegant and slightly nautical- which I thought fit the bill perfectly.

Ceremony in Wintergarden

chairs adorned with spray roses and freesia

arrangements for front of ceremony

placecard table arrangement of
Hawaiian dendrobuim orchids, snapdragon and curly willow

Bride's bouquet of roses, spray roses, freesia and hydrangea

Bridesmaid's bouquets of spray roses,
lisianthus, delphinium and hydrangea

mix of high and low centerpieces

masses of hydrangea accented with dendrobium orchids

hydrangea, lisianthus, veronica,
spray roses and delphinium

Monday, July 19, 2010

Newport Nuptuials

Never mind the traffic, the heat, and the swarms of people who descend on Newport on any given summer Saturday- I LOVE it there. To me it's a magical place, in part because I spent a lot of time there as a kid, but mostly because I find it romantic, enchanting and intoxicating. I'm always more than happy to travel to the island for a wedding (especially this time because my husband and I left the kids with my parents and snuck in a much needed night out for ourselves- hey, we were down there- why not take advantage? I have to say- if you find yourself in Newport, check out Tucker's Bistro on Broadway- great atmosphere and excellent food!)

Anyway- I digress... this weekend's wedding was at Ocean Cliff and it was rich with beautiful details, personal touches, and of course THE VIEW. The view from the lawn and ballroom is unbeatable. You look out over rolling green grass, onto serene waters dotted with boats sailing lazily by. What better way to pass a summer afternoon than looking out at that view, celebrating love and life? Soooo, soooo lovely!

Ocean Cliff

Cocktails on the patio

the cake

dinner tables

tall arrangements

a view from the top

entry arrangement

leaving petals.. they may look like rose heads,
but they're all just petals!
Steal this idea...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lovely, lovely, wedding. Crafty, crafty bride!

Last Saturday we were at Le Meredian Hotel in Cambridge (a place close to my heart because it's where we and all our guests stayed for our wedding night) for Nicole and Daniel's super crafty wedding. Nicole definitely has a talent for creating beautiful things- her placecards were beyond cute, and I loved all the small details she added to make their chic, vintage style wedding personal, elegant and pretty. She collected lots of milk glass vases for the dinner tables and we filled them with all sorts of yellow and ivory flowers. Paired with the steel grey table cloths, the look was really stunning- and perfect for a summer wedding!

I also loved the manzanita trees she made for her entry table- they really added an interesting element. She tied her ceremony programs with sweet coordinating fabric- placed together in the basket they were soooo pretty. Oh, and the candy bar- which I don't have photos of unfortunately- was so great. She made little signs and decorated each of the jars with fabric and ribbon- so whimsical and enticing! Anyway, here are some photos from that lovely day...

Placecard Board

Ceremony Programs

Courtyard for ceremony and cocktail hour

cocktail arrangement

cocktail arrangement

dinner table grouping

love lemons in a bowl!