Monday, September 8, 2008

103 degrees! Oh my!

This past Saturday I was in Brentwood where it was hoT, hOT, HOT! I was decorating the wedding of Amanda and Chris at Shadow Lakes Golf Club. Amanda was a sweetheart of a client and often emails me with funny stories about her little girl, which I love to read. It really helped me learn her personality and develop a sense of design for her dream wedding. The bride and her family did the most beautiful job with fabric, covering the rafters on the ceiling with beautiful champagne colored fabric and lights. They also did their own table coverings and chair sashes that were absolutely stunning. The wedding coordinators from Elegant Soiree were very accommodating and helpful, even made sure my associate and I had cold waters while we worked outside decorating the ceremony site. Did I mention it was hot?! I can't wait for the professional images to come in as I am sure they will have one knock-out of a family photo. Congratulations to all 3 of you!

While the brides bouquet was a statement using almost 4 dozen Black Baccara roses, the bridesmaids had a softer garden look to their orange, ivory and burgundy autumn harvest bouquets.

Some tables had low bowl centerpieces and some had bigger centerpieces with tall curly willow.

The centerpieces were made with orange roses, hydrangea, dark burgundy and golden orange dahlias, black baccara roses, berries, millet sprays and hanging amaranthus. Lots of rich, warm colors and textures.

The toss bouquet added to the decor on the cake table.

Each place setting had a favor and a shutterfly card about sharing photos.

These initials hung above the gift table.

Look at the long head table with the beautiful table coverings.

Even the chandelier was decorated with ribbon, artificial flowers and crystals.

A family friend made the cake. Can you believe that...look at how professional it is. The scroll work was beautiful and it even had shimmering pearls placed here and there. I only added a few roses to the top for color and placed the toss bouquet on the table to accent the beautiful cake.

The ceremony decor looked very romantic.

The warm breeze added to the romantic ambiance of the site.

The pomanders were a rich mix of deep burgundy and golden orange dahlias, burgundy brown berries, off white hydrangea and millet.

Congrats to the Mumfords!!