Monday, September 26, 2011

Gabriella & Justin's Wedding

Vendela rose, spray rose, white freesia, ranuculas bridal bouquet  - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege to design the personal flowers for Gabriella and Justin's wedding.  She wanted something classic, elegant, and very traditional. Her bouquet was composed of ivory Vendela roses, white spray roses, white freesia, and one of my favorites, ranuculas.

     Vendela rose, spray rose, white freesia, ranuculas bridal bouquet  - Splendid Stems Floral DesignsVendela rose, spray rose, white freesia, ranuculas bridal bouquet  - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Vendela rose, spray rose, white freesia, ranuculas bridal bouquet  - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

  


Bridesmaids bouquets fuchsia stock, lavender freesia, pink Esperanza roses, and mauve spray roses - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The bridesmaids carried romantic hand tied bouquets of fuchsia stock, lavender freesia, pink Esperanza roses, and mauve spray roses.  The handles were wrapped with a lavender organza ribbon.

Bridesmaids bouquets fuchsia stock, lavender freesia, pink Esperanza roses, and mauve spray roses - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Bridesmaids bouquets fuchsia stock, lavender freesia, pink Esperanza roses, and mauve spray roses - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

When Gabriella and I met, it was 10 days before her wedding! That night I went home and got right to work on my " recipes". The next morning, all of the flowers were ordered, and to my relief - I was able to get all  of my requests met. Typically, for a wedding, I make all of my orders at least 3 weeks in advance to ensure that most of my floral needs will be met.



Hydrangea and rose pew markers - Splendid Stems Floral DesignsHydrangea and rose pew markers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Sprays of white hydrangea and roses to mark the pews at All Saints Catholic Church in Albany.


Gabriella and Justin went on to celebrate their large wedding at The Italian American Club. She had mentioned that if all of her family from Italy were able to attend, the head count would have been up to 400 !!!! Gabriella, you were a such a beautiful and radiant bride, I wish you both many, many years of happiness!!!!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Elizabeth & Brian's Albany Country Club Wedding

hydrangea, white garden roses, spray roses,white ranuculas, delphinium, fresh lavender, blue tweedia, and dusty miller Bridal Bouquet - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Congratulations to Elizabeth and Brian! They celebrated their wedding at The Albany Country Club. I loved working with them. Elizabeth has quite the green thumb herself, and was inspired by the beautiful gardens of her childhood home. It must be noted that she is a third generation Albany Country Club bride as her grandmother and mother were also married there!!!


Her bouquet was composed of hydrangea, white garden roses, spray roses,white ranuculas, delphinium, fresh lavender, blue tweedia, and dusty miller. I love this one, and the fact that it served as her something blue.

hydrangea, white garden roses, spray roses,white ranuculas, delphinium, fresh lavender, blue tweedia, and dusty miller Bridal Bouquet - Splendid Stems Floral Designs


Antique hydrangea, Faith roses, purple spray roses, scabiosa pods, and silvery dusty miller Bridesmaid Bouquet - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The bridesmaids carried hand tied bouquets of antique hydrangea, Faith roses, purple spray roses, scabiosa pods, and silvery dusty miller.



I added streaming ribbon to the toss bouquet to make the "event" more dramatic. 


Boutonnieres of fresh lavender, scabiosa pods, dusty miller and a touch of tweedia - Splendid Stems Floral Designs
Boutonniere's made with fresh lavender, scabiosa pods, dusty miller and a touch of tweedia for the groom.


The large lantern held the cards, a great idea. I added some roses, petals, and trailing euonymus. I love my job, but truth be told I am a little camera shy, John snuck this one by me : ).



This guy comes in handy, I think I'll keep him around.


Hydrangea and rose pew buckets - Albany Country Club Wedding - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Detail of the pew buckets. They were later re-purposed on the cocktail tables.



Great view!!! They chose to hold the ceremony in The Albany room as opposed to the patio outside. Elizabeth and Brian made that choice a long time ago to avoid the "in" or "out" dilemma couples are often faced with. It did not rain that day, but it sure was Hot!!!

               

Sweet bride and groom chairs - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

                    Sweet bride and groom chairs. It's the little details like this that make me smile.



The centerpieces were designed in classic urns displaying a bounty of gardenesque blooms. I love the romantic composition, it suits the ball room perfectly.


Table Centerpieces - Albany Country Club Wedding - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Thank you Elizabeth and Brian for choosing Splendid Stems to create your wedding flowers! Have a wonderful time in Hawaii !



One of the many, many beautiful gardens on the grounds of Albany Country Club.

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