about our daughter's wedding this past Saturday,
that I'm breaking it down into categories.
Today it's flowers.
Now please keep in mind that I didn't take any pictures on Saturday, and these flower pics
were taken today, Tuesday, so the flowers are looking a little -- shall we say -- peaky?
The bridesmaids wore navy blue chiffon, and carried bouquets of cream and pink flowers.
The stems were wrapped in navy ribbon.
The flowers in action, at the church.
That's Anne on the left, then friends Alyssa and Christa, and the groom's sister Elizabeth on the right.
Daughter Anne, the Maid of Honor, unwrapped her flowers
and got them right into a rose bowl when she got home on Saturday.
Wise child -- they held up pretty well,
and made a perfect centerpiece for our bagel and pastry buffet table on Sunday morning.
Alida carried a traditional cascade bouquet of roses, small calla lilies and stephanotis.
It's looking a little sad today . . . I did not have refrigerator room for it, and really don't know what to do with it!
All whites and creams and greens; it was lovely.
The stephanotis for the Josh's boutonniere came from the same bunch used in Alida's bouquet.
Our florist Charlie is a true romantic!
He made spectacular arrangements for the church.
They have all 3 ended up at our house! Two medium arrangements:
Yes, these are medium. By the way, that's the cake topper on the shelf above;
it's a wooden cutout Alida got on Etsy and painted creamy white.
And this is the large one -- a massive burst of blooms that was in front of the altar.
I asked for something over-the-top and gorgeous, and he delivered!
I only wish I could preserve it.
After I'd ordered the wedding flowers from Charlie, I told him that we were having an After Party at the house on Saturday evening, and an all-day Open House on Sunday. "I want two arrangements for the buffet tables. Tall and sort of spiky and not similar to the wedding flowers. Something different."
Here's what we got -- and remember they are 4 days old!
The Stock is getting quite brown; I will remove it and a few other bits tomorrow.
|View of the backs of the arrangements.|
Love the spiky 'dos.
These were exactly what I wanted -- sort of modern, kind of funky and fun.
Can you believe those spiky purple flowers on top are related to garlic?
Now these two fun arrangements found themselves jazzing up each end of the dining room table at our post-wedding parties;
our Saturday buffet table was outdoors in an ice-filled chiller table to keep cool, and our Sunday buffet
was in the sunroom on the round oak table, and the round rose bowl with Anne's bouquet
fit it so beautifully that we used that. But the dining room looked great with these, and they amused people.
I love a good florist.
Well there are still the wedding centerpieces to show and explain, but I'll leave that for another post.
I made a vow to work very hard at doing nothing today, so I'm off to finish that particular chore. ;-P
Join me? -- Cass
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Oh my! Can't have a post-wedding-week post without a pic of our bride, can we?
In the vintage Rolls Royce, having a bit of champagne with her brand new hubby before heading to the reception.
It's fun to be The Bride!