Blair and Britt

Blair and Britt were married on Saturday, September 18, 2010. As they celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary I wanted to share some of the details of their special day! The ceremony took place at Red Bank United Methodist Church and the reception was held at Country Club of Lexington.

I so enjoyed working with Blair and her Mom Sheila throughout the planning process! What a treat to work with such nice people! For Blair’s bouquet she selected white hydrangea, white roses and white calla lilies. We wrapped  her bouquet stems with lace from her gorgeous dress! The ten bridesmaids wore “Expresso” (brown) dresses and carried mango callas lilies.

For the church, we used white flowers such as lilies, roses, hydrangea and calla lilies. We created “Entrance Wreaths” for the front doors, placed a garland on the guestbook table and a large arrangement for the table in the narthex. In the sanctuary, we designed the altar arrangements and flowers for the candelabras and clustered roses with satin ribbon to mark the pews.  We also added a vase of white roses in memory of loved ones.

For the reception, we used flowers in rich fall tones such as roses, mango calla lilies, mokara orchids, brown gerbera daisies and more. We created “Entrance Swags” and attached them to the front railings. Then in the foyer we added a vase of flowers as guests entered the reception. We also designed a large vase arrangement for the food table  as well as centerpieces for the guest tables. On the mantle at the country club, Blair’s gorgeous bridal portrait was displayed and we added a few vases of flowers to the mantle.

Clark Berry Photography did a wonderful job and captured beautiful shots and as always they were very kind to share several of them with us! I’ve included a few, to see more click here.

I was honored to be the florist for their wedding! Happy Anniversary, Blair and Britt!

Sarah and Corey

As they celebrate their 1st wedding anniversary, I wanted to tell you about Sarah and Corey’s wedding that was held on Saturday, September 17, 2011. The ceremony took place at Lexington United Methodist Church and the reception was  held at Palmetto Collegiate Institute.

I LOVED working with Sarah. She has great style and knew exactly what she wanted! She was so organized and provided me with lots of pictures and inspiration to work from! Her vision was “Fun, Casual, Antique, Garden Tea Party“.

For Sarah’s bouquet as well as the bridesmaids and flower girl bouquets,  we used ivory dahlias and roses, pink lisianthus, pink astilbe and veronica accented with seeded eucalyptus and lotus pods. The stems were wrapped in lace and placed in mason jars, provided by the Bride.

For the boutonnieres, we used lavender and rosemary and wrapped them with twine. They smelled wonderful! The corsages were made with ivory roses. For the reception we used the Bride’s collection of assorted vases and jars and filled with the same flowers as the bouquets as well as hydrangea, baby’s breath, queen anne’s lace and miniature pink roses.

We were honored to be a part of their special day! Word of mouth is our best advertising and we appreciate Sarah’s Mom referring another Bride to us! You can read about their wedding here – Kayla and James

Happy 1st Anniversary to Sarah and Corey!

Caterer – Simply Delicious

Cake – Vintage Bakery

Photographer – Caroline Ghetes  – To see more pictures from their wedding click here.

Jessica and Brad

Jessica and Brad are celebrating their 2nd anniversary today and I thought I would tell you a little bit about their wedding flowers and a few other details from their special day!

This was a very special wedding for me since I was the sister of the bride! I had the privilege of being the Matron of Honor as well as the wedding florist! The location for the ceremony and reception was also very special since it was our parents house on Lake Murray.  There were so many personal touches incorporated in this wedding and I’m honored to have been a part of it along with our very special family & friends and some great wedding professionals too!

Jessica and Brad worked with Beth DeRidder (Columbia Printing & Graphics) and created some of the coolest invitations and programs I have ever seen! The invitation was actually a CD that included some of their favorite songs and the program was like a playbill with production and set design credits, etc. Very creative and unique!

Jessica found her gorgeous dress at BellaVista. I had the pleasure of dress shopping with her and our Mom and you should have seen her face light up when she found “THE DRESS”.

Their photographer was Renee Ittner McManus and she took some amazing photos! Simply Delicious did the catering and also made the yummy cake!

Their wedding color scheme was chocolate brown and ivory. We mixed in dark orange with some of the flowers for a little punch of color! Jessica carried ivory roses, calla lilies and white oriental lilies in her bouquet and I carried white calla lilies in mine. All of the corsages and boutonnieres were made out of white calla lilies, as well.

We constructed an arch for the ceremony on the wedding day (with a little assistance from the Groom), made of birch branches and added stems of white dendrobium orchids.  We draped a greenery garland all the way down the aisle and added orchid blooms for a finishing touch. We also placed ivory rose petals down the aisle.  When weddings take place at a home you are able to incorporate flowers in unique places such as a bird bath, where we added a ring of flowers in rich fall tones.  We designed vases of mango calla lilies and greenery and placed on the food tables. There was also a vase of white calla lilies in memory of each of the Grandparents that had passed away.

For the reception we made centerpieces for the guest tables in cube vases with river rock and accented with brown ribbon. They included mango calla lilies, leonidas roses, dahlias, orange mokara orchids, seeded eucalyptus and hypericum berries.

Brad also surprised Jessica with a bouquet of roses  in a special hand-blown vase he had made for her at Disney World.  We delivered the bouquet to her while she was getting ready and she loved it!  Grooms – this is a great idea for you to keep in mind for your wedding! Such a sweet gesture!

Well, I think that about covers it. I have included a few photos from their big day! Enjoy!

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Jessica and Brad!