A Wedding with Coral Peonies and Sherbet Palette

 Coral peonies, vibrant tulips, and soft astilbe make a smashing bouquet.

Coral peonies, vibrant tulips, and soft astilbe make a smashing bouquet.

One of the first questions Danya asked was, "Do you grow coral peonies?'

 

Coral was going to be her color. Then, coral metamorphosed into sherbet colors, and, wow, what a fabulous combination it became.  

 

Nearly a year later, coral and sherbet were absolutely smashing.  

 Pew flowers add a beautiful touch.

Pew flowers add a beautiful touch.

Congratulations Danya and Steve. I loved working with you and your families, watching your wedding plans evolve into a lovely ceremony at Greens Farms Congregational Church and a heavenly reception in your Westport home. Every detail was driven by love for a very happy occasion.

 

Pew flowers graced several of the pew ends along the church's two aisles. Yes, two aisles.  It is quite an interesting and beautiful church. The church grounds are absolutely stunning as well.

 

From the start, the big question was, "How will coral blend (or not blend) with the red fabric seating and carpeting?"

 

I'd say it worked quite nicely!

 

 

 

 

Two aisles, of course, necessitated two matching altar pieces.

 

 

Both lovely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flowers arriving at a reception create such an overwhelming and awesome blossom of color!

 

Wow!

 

Here are Danya's and Steve's flowers making their grand entrance. 

 

 

Mercury pedestal vases and mercury juleps were an awesome combination.

 

Just love the elegance of mercury glass! Did anyone say, "Sherbet?" Yum.

 Mercury glass pedestal vases looked great.

Mercury glass pedestal vases looked great.

 

 

Can't imagine anything nicer than working with all of these amazingly beautiful blooms. 

 

And, did I tell you, stock has the most amazing fragrance?

 Mercury glass juleps paired wonderfully with the pedestal vases.

Mercury glass juleps paired wonderfully with the pedestal vases.

 A lovely setting for a late May wedding.

A lovely setting for a late May wedding.

 

 

Now, the finished look. Gorgeous with a beautiful, delicate, white runner gracing the farm tables, and light linens atop the round tables. 

Couldn't have been nicer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's a look at a pedestal on the round tables from overhead.

 

Love the choice of table runners and linens.











If I were the bride, this is where I would like to sit!












 

 

Of course, the groom would have to sit very close by!

 

 

Every wedding is so personal and unique. When people say, " It is your special day," there is great truth in the words.  

 

 

 

 

 

 Do flowers make the cake?

Do flowers make the cake?

New to me was working flowers into a "deconstructed" cake - three separated layers and using 'cake vases" on each of the cakes.  Thank you, Danya, for introducing me to something new.  Instead of inserting flowers directly into the cakes, or into frosting on the cakes, a cake vase sits atop the cake and one inserts flowers into the plastic vase.  

This is actually the smallest of the cakes, and the cake vase certainly allowed for a wonderful display of blossoms and color.

At the end of the day, I must say, I loved sitting in the kitchen and talking flowers with out-of-town family members while putting the flowers on the cakes.  I loved creating a floral wreath for the little one in the family. I loved working coral peonies into an awesome sherbet palette. 

Congratulations Danya and Steve. A beautiful wedding it was! I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your families. Love always!