Erin & Stephen’s wedding was one that will forever stand out to us. Approximately one week before the wedding was to take place, there was a big problem with their original venue, which caused it to be temporarily shut down. A nightmare scenario. Luckily, Front & Palmer was still available, and was able to house their 250+ guests, and had the same “feel” as their original venue. Phew! And Erin & Stephen? They handled it all so gracefully, of course!!
Erin & Stephen’s vision was to create a fun & fancy atmosphere bringing a rustic vibe to a modern space. Above is a photo of the exceedingly neat chandeliers inside of the ballroom space.
Coral peonies stole the show. They always seem to overtake any beauty within 25 square miles. The peonies in the bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets were accompanied with viburnum, and sweet peas. They were absolutely darling.
Mason jars and assorted wine bottles aided in the “rustication” of the Front & Palmer space. The bright color palette wonderfully contrasted the neutral space.
Centerpiece groupings added charm and whimsy to the industrial space.
The backdrop to the ceremony included the stringing together of coral peonies and greenery to add color to the neutral space.
Always a showstopper:
Congratulations to you, Erin & Stephen!
It was Sam’s vision to create a romantic, soft atmosphere using champagne-blush toned blooms to complement Richmond Hall’s light hardwood floors and buttercup yellow walls. The pairing of these two colors were so charming and feminine. Blush is a wonderful shade of pink. It is understated and lovely.
Below is one of the darling groomsmen boutonnieres which consisted of a large blush ranunculus, ranunculus bud, astrantia, and eucalyptus leaf.
It took a good amount of self-control not to dive head first into this yummy looking cake as we were setting up the wedding. One of the bridesmaids’ bouquets also thought the cake was too good to step away from!
Roses, peonies, lisianthus, and astrantia made up these delicate, feminine bouquets.
Three tall arrangements helped frame the backdrop of the ceremony. The large blush hydrangeas were breathtaking. Ranunculi, roses, jasmine, and waxflower helped fill out these beautiful arrangements.
Bud vases were placed on the tables as a part of the centerpiece groupings. We arranged peonies into these on site. These darling dears were just begging to be photographed twice as they lined up in a row, waiting to be put on the tables.
The cute blush peonies finally made their way into the reception area. It is amazing how a singular flower can fill up so much space!
Congratulations Sam & Rob! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your big day!
It is so amazing that we have yet to do the same wedding twice. Each wedding is as different as each bride. Always creating different centerpieces and adhering to the varying visions of each bride, enables us to continually be on our toes. Wedding season is anything but boring. It is wonderful.
Suzie & Mike’s wedding at the Ballroom at the Ben was crisp, clean, and elegant. The color palette consisted of a neutral white and gray. The wedding was luminous. Literally! Candles and baby’s breath lined the aisles of the ceremony and were later transferred to tables as centerpieces.
Initially, it was a real challenge coming up with a way to submerge the stems of baby’s breath in such large cylinder vases and prevent them from rising out of the water. With a little American ingenuity, we figured out a way to keep them in place. It did involve a trip to the local hardware store.
As anxious-ridden as we may have been during the construction of these submerged arrangements, the final look of them as they lined the aisle in the regal space of the Ballroom at the Ben was jaw-dropping!
Three varying heights of pillar candles were placed in the center of a baby’s breath and hydrangea wreath. These served as half of the centerpieces, as the submerged cylinders shown above were placed upon mirrors and made up the other half of the arrangements.
The mercury votives placed around the table added to the elegance of the scene. The end result was so romantic and soft.
Even Suzie was radiant! She is so beautiful that it is easy to neglect to notice that she is even carrying a bouquet of flowers. We get weak in the knees at the sight of our brides. I am sure that Mike was, too, when he saw her!
We’ve been pretty busy around here. Home deliveries. Weddings. Passover. Easter. More weddings. Filmings (more on that later).
One of the best parts of the spring is not only the warmth and extended sunshine, but the gorgeous flowers. Like a good person, one should never openly admit to favorites (children, students, dogs…), but deep down we all have them. Flowers are no different. With the spring comes our favorite flowers. Lilacs and hyacinths: They are just. so. fragrant. Tulips: They are just. so. Dutch.
And ranunculus? Do not get us started. We swoon daily over these amazing flowers.
We have 8 weddings in April, and another 7 in May. We already have weddings for the year 2013 under our belts, so you can rest assured that we are already in wedding season mode.
We’ve also had some filming take place in the shop! It was a cool experience. It isn’t every day that someone asks you to help out for a film project! We felt like rock stars. Hopefully we look as cool as we felt.
Dana & John wanted to create a vintage, Old Hollywood style wedding with an edge. Black calla lilies, dried baby’s breath and dogwood branches set the stage and aided in creating this dark and mysteriously glamorous ambience.
We recently purchased a new shop vehicle and this marked our first time using it for a wedding. What a difference it makes compared to a sporty hatchback Mazda 3. You can really pack the Ford Transit!
Dana & John exchanged their wedding vows by a bamboo forest, over a little babbling brook. We lined the aisle with rose petals. The original spot at which the couple was to say their “I Dos” had to be moved last minute, upon the discovery of a large bees’ nest! John discovered the nest and was cool, calm, and collected and led the charge for the new location set-up. It’s so great when we see brides and grooms that relax and go with the flow, no matter what trouble arises!
Dana provided the various bottles that we used for clustered centerpieces. With the help of her friends, she was able to collect over 30 bottles which once held wine, liquor, and beer. Some of them came with little letters written on them with love from their friends. How neat that was to see!
Half of the tables were decorated using the bottles as candlestick holders. We had to hold the candle bottoms to a flame to make it malliable and fit into the various bottleneck sizes. The end result produced a neat look!
The Old Mill found itself a special place in our hearts. Not only is it a beautiful outdoorsy setting, there is even a designated s’more area!
It would be remiss to not share with you the incredible glass cake made by the mother-of-the-bride. It was truly a work of art.
Congrats to you Dana & John! Thanks for having us take part in creating your special day!