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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wedding Flowers!

Okay, there is just so much I want to share with you
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.
Alida's bridesmaids.

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!


  1. Cass- Those flowers are amazing! Charlie is quite a good florist! Love EVERYTHING...and the last picture is gorgeous! Happy Bride! xo Diana

  2. Cass... the flowers are beautiful and your daughters even more so! Can't wait to hear more!


  3. Over the moon elegance in the florals, Cass. What a florist you have. Your daughter is just gorgeous.
    What a celebration you had ...

    Have a great holiday weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  4. Cass,
    I've been looking forward to the wedding details! I am sure there is plenty of blog fodder there. Can't wait for more!

  5. Oh, the flowers are just lovely!! He did a wonderful job.
    Can you dry the Bride's bouquet?? I have seen them dried, pressed flat & framed?? Or just hang it upside down & try & dry it, to preserve it for a while??

  6. Dear Cass: Gorgeous flowers for a Beautiful bride! A bagel tray for brunch; how romantic! Love the delicate pinks and whites; a lovely variety and profusion of romantic blossoms!

  7. It's all quite fairy-tale....the beautiful bride, the profusion of flowers, the elegant Old House, the marquee - I love it all!.....and we need a picture of the bride or the bridal party with every wedding post!

  8. Cass, your florist did a spectacular job on all the flowers. They are gorgeous!

  9. How all her flowers! She was a beautiful bride and looks like she was having the time of her life:)


  10. Cass, it was all lovely! Beautiful flowers, beautiful bride, beautiful home, beautiful day...everything a daughter's wedding day should be. So glad the rain went away! As the old saying goes, "Happy the bride the sun shines on!"

    Mazel Tov!

  11. The wedding flowers are beautiful. And the funky ones for the house are great. Love the garlicky spikes!

  12. I've been reading your last couple posts and you sure had one beautiful wedding, love everyone of those flowers...great florist!
    I'm sure That Old House was so happy that day!


  13. Congrats Cass!
    You have had a lot going on and what an exciting day it must have been!
    The bride looks stunning and so do her flowers!
    Best Wishes,

  14. Flowers are perfect. I know they are a huge splurge, but see how good they made you feel. Last picture just precious.

  15. The flowers for the wedding and your home are just lovely. The bride, beautiful!

  16. Fabulous Flowers, Cass for such a beautiful bride!
    Please extend my best wishes for a long & happy life together......with grandchildren for YOU! *wink*


  17. Lovely flowers and floral arrangements, so special!
    The bride is so beautiful!!!!


  18. Hi Cass...

    My friend, I'm just doing a little catching up while over at your place today! I was wondering how the wedding went and I sooo enjoyed this beautiful post with all the lovely wedding bouquets! They really are gorgeous and your florist did a magnificent job! Alida's bridal bouquet is sooo beautiful...perfectly matching the beautiful bride! Dear friend, your daughter is just gorgeous! I have enjoyed getting a peek at a few of their wedding photos! Thank you for sharing them with us!

    Warmest wishes,

  19. Lovely event design a wedding flower . You are so talented. I am following you now cuz

  20. I like the pictures of fresh flowers thanks ...


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