Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rachel & Andy's Canfield Casino Wedding - Part I

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to design the wedding flowers for Rachel and Andy. Their ceremony and reception took place at the historic Canfield Casino located in Saratoga Springs, NY. The space is unbelievable and made an amazing back drop for the modern romantic design they envisioned. These are some of my pictures, but I am looking forward to sharing the work of  the uber talented Tory Williams - she is a great photographer - and she travels!!! Tory gave a sneak peek of the bride's bouquet on facebook and lets just say I cannot wait to see the rest!

Rachel's bouquet was composed of sweet peas, ranunculus, phalaenopsis orchids, and yellow pin cushion protea. Yes, this was one I wanted to hoard, I can be a flower miser like that.

Bride's Bouquet Phalaenopsis Orchids & Protea - Splendid Stems Floral Designs 
I love mixing exotics with garden varieties. I'm all about texture, texture, texture.

  Proteas are some of my favorites, they last along time, and always have people asking, "Wow, what are those?".....this is good, trust me.

Maid of Honor's Bouquet - antique hydrangea, parrot tulips, hyacinth, sweet peas & protea - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The maid of honor carried a bouquet of antique hydrangea, parrot tulips, hyacinth, sweet peas, and bold yellow pin cushion protea.

The other female family members and friends in the processional carried posies of antique hydrangea, garden spray roses, and sweet peas. Simple and lovely.

Groom's Boutonniere - phalaenopsis orchid

The guys donned boutonnieres of ranunculus and bouvardia. The groom wore a simple elegant phalaenopsis orchid. I like to honor the old tradition of the boutonniere coming directly from the brides bouquet.

Canfield Casino CeilingCanfield Casino Architecture

The ceiling is amazing. I told John we are definitely going to have one of our girls' receptions here. You have to bring everything in, but it is worth it. You get to make the space your own - zero chance of a cookie cutter wedding!

Flowers are my passion. I don't love to have my picture taken, but I can't help but be happy and say cheese when I am surrounded by gorgeous blooms!

Ceremony details. Ruscus and lemon leaf garland accented with bouvardia and simple ruscus wreaths hung from the chairs. A few floating gardenias added just the right amount of scent to the room without being overpowering.

Canfield Casino Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The reception room is breathtaking. Long tables added to the intimate dinner party feel.

The tablescape was designed with forsythia branches, parrot tulips, protea, ranunculus, hyacinths, antique hydrangea, and oak leaf ivy.

Canfield Casino Wedding Flowers- Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Canfield Casino Wedding Flowers- Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Congratulations Rachel and Andy!!! I had so much fun working with you! Can't wait to see more pictures and hear about your adventures in Costa Rica!

As a side note, Rachel has a beautiful stationary shop in NYC - Mercier Beaucoup and writes a lovely blog - make sure you check it out! She has an amazing selection - so take a peek!

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