Monday, December 29, 2014

Tierney & Vince - The Roundhouse Wedding

Tierney and Vince were married at The Roundhouse in Beacon, NY. Its warehouse spaciousness and exposed brick lent a touch of rustic charm to this venue's otherwise modern feel. Its 20 foot high glass walls and wrap around patios overlook a great waterfall. The Roundhouse is just another example of the absolutely fantastic wedding venues in the Hudson Valley.

Tierney and Vince have been planning her wedding for 2 years! I can truly say I loved working with this fantastic couple and am so happy for them!

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding- Mantle Garland Decor - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs
Mantle garland composed of mixed greens, lush foliage and vines.


The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Ceremony Arrangement - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs
Candles are not the only things that look great in a faux fireplace!

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Bride's Bouquet - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs
Stunning - that is all

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Bride's Bouquet - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The bridal bouquet was a floral audible I made. I had never done this before, but after getting to know Tierney better during the planning process, I made a different bouquet than the one in her proposal. Based on the bouquets she had pinned and liked - I had a feeling she would be happier with another bouquet. Of course I was ready, just in case my hunch was wrong, but Tierney was ecstatic with the bouquet! She loved it!...and I love when I get the opportunity to really get to know a bride. The outcome is always fantastic.

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Bridesmaids Bouquet - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs
Maid of Honor - Tierney's sister - obviously their are some good genes in this family :-)
The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Maid of Honor Bouquet - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs
Bridesmaids Bouquets - Petite hand-tied bouquets designed with blush garden roses, burgundy ranunculus, privet berry and ferns.

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Boutonniere - Scabiosa Pod - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral DesignsThe Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Boutonniere - Scabiosa Pod - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs
Usher Boutonnieres - Scabiosa pod and white astilbe accented with fern.
I guess you could say this wedding was so beautiful it could make your hair stand on end ;-)

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Exposed Brick - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Head Table Garland - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs


Head Table - Long draping garland of rich, textural greens and ferns. 10 clear glass vases with water were staggered to accept the bouquets, the highlight of which was the bride's bouquet. Also bronze fluted mercury glass votives illuminated the table. Unfortunately this is the before picture - the bouquets were still in use elsewhere in the wedding ;-)

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Head Table Garland - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Table Centerpiece - Protea, Orchid, Amaranthus - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Thank you to my delivery man, prop builder and personal photographer, John, for taking these amazing pictures. With that said - we do not have any actual wedding pictures or pictures of Vince! So we are looking forward to the professional pictures and will post more from this fabulous wedding in the future!

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Table Centerpiece - Protea, Orchid, Amaranthus - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Table Centerpiece - Protea, Orchid, Amaranthus - Old Books - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Two distinct and wonderful centerpiece designs were used for this reception. I absolutely loved both designs! The protea in the urn design made such a statement, along with orchids and many other gorgeous flowers - so wonderful!!

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Table Centerpiece - Protea, Orchid, Amaranthus - Old Books - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Table Centerpiece - Glass Cloch, Mint Julep Cup, Compote Dish Old Books - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems

The second centerpiece design included raised compote dishes inside awesome glass cloches sitting in an antiqued metal tray. The cloches were planked by a mint julep cup of ranunculus and berries and a petite fern mound. The cloches had trailing vines creeping up and around the top. The perfect combination of natural, modern and classic.

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Table Centerpiece - Glass Cloch, Mint Julep Cup, Compote Dish Old Books - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Tierney did a great job with the old book table numbers!

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Table Centerpiece - Glass Cloch, Mint Julep Cup, Compote Dish Old Books - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Table Centerpiece - Glass Cloch, Mint Julep Cup, Compote Dish Old Books - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Table Centerpiece - Glass Cloch, Mint Julep Cup, Compote Dish Old Books - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Table Centerpiece - Protea, Orchid, Amaranthus - Old Books - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The Roundhouse Wedding - Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Wedding - Bridal Bouquet - Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

I truly wish this wonderful couple a happily ever after!

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Boutonniere - Guys Matter Too!

In my experience - even the grooms that said they didn't care - really appreciated having a boutonniere that did not look like its inspiration came from a 1980's prom. 

I take pride in adding my special touch to all the wedding flowers - and having boutonnieres for the groom, best man, ushers, fathers and grandfathers that coordinate with the rest of the wedding is a fantastic way to bring a cohesive look to guys as well!

Lavender & Tweedia Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Lavender & Tweedia Boutonniere

Scabiosa Pod and Astilbe Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Scabiosa Pod and Astilbe Boutonniere
 Hypericum Berry Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Hypericum Berry Boutonniere 

Orchid Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Orchid Boutonniere

Tight Peony Bud Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Tight Peony Bud Boutonniere

 Ranunculus Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Ranunculus Boutonniere
Sweet Pea Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
 Sweet Pea Boutonniere

 Stephanotis Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Stephanotis Boutonniere

Hypericum Berry, Bouvardia, and Dusty Miller Boutonnieres - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Hypericum Berry, Bouvardia, and Dusty Miller Boutonnieres

Penn State - College Mascot Boutonniere - Nittany Lion - Splendid Stems Floral Designs
Penn State - College Mascot Boutonniere

Scabiosa Pod and Hanging Amaranthus Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Scabiosa Pod and Hanging Amaranthus Boutonniere

Succulent & Brunia Berries Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Succulent & Brunia Berries Boutonniere

Scabiosa Pod, Brunia Berry, Ivy, Fern Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Scabiosa Pod, Brunia Berry, Ivy, Fern Boutonniere

Freesia Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Freesia Boutonniere

Rose Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Rose Boutonniere

Lily of the Valley Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Lily of the Valley Boutonniere


Another nice touch is to make the Groom's Boutonniere slightly different than the rest of the guys. I like them all to be coordinated, but the groom deserves to stand out! 

Here are a few examples:


Scabiosa Pod, cream hypericum berry, pale pink astilbe boutonnieres- Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
  • Groom's Boutonniere - Scabiosa Pod, cream hypericum berry, pale pink astilbe
  • Groomsmen Boutonnieres - Scabiosa Pods, orange hypericum berry, red astilbe

Orchid boutonnieres- Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere Orchid Boutonnieres
  • Groom's Boutonniere - included After Dark Agonis for accent
  • Usher Boutonnieres - same Orchid, but Seeded Eucalyptus accent

If you look above you will notice I always make my grooms two boutonnieres - just in case Aunt Edna's hug was a little too enthusiastic and crushes the flowers. It is just another added touch to make sure your day goes perfect.

Yellow Ranunculus and White Stephanotis Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
 Ranunculus Boutonnieres
  • Groom - Yellow Ranunculus with Stephanotis and Greens
  • Groomsmen -  Yellow Ranunculus and Greens

Stephanotis Boutonnieres - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Stephanotis Boutonnieres
  • Groom - Two Stephanotis heads and ivy
  • Ushers - One Stephanotis bloom and ivy
Calla Lily Boutonniere - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Calla Lily Boutonnieres - Boutonnieres - Wedding Flowers - Groom - Usher - Best Man - Groomsmen - Ushers - Groom's Boutonniere
Calla Lily Boutonnieres

Another example of making the boutonnieres different, but in the same color palette.


The boutonniere may be small in size, but can be a big part of the overall theme of you wedding. Not only will your groom look and feel great, but you will be happy it coordinated with your bouquet as you gaze at your wedding pictures for years to come!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

On Newsstands Now!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Tartan & Tulle photo-shoot is being features in WellWed Magazine right now! The stylized shoot will not only be in WellWed New York, but also in WellWed Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha Vineyard! How appropriate - my two favorite places in the world - my home and my vacation spot! Yay!

Be on the lookout for this cover photo in New York - on newsstands now!
WellWed New York - WellWed CapeCod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard - Tartan & Tulle - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Here is a sneak peek at the article:
WellWed New York - WellWed CapeCod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard - Tartan & Tulle - Splendid Stems Floral Designs


Here is a copy of the Cape Cod cover...if anyone gets this one - please let me know - I would love a copy! Hey Sis - aren't you heading up to the Cape for Thanksgiving (hint, hint, nudge, nudge)?
WellWed New York - WellWed CapeCod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard - Tartan & Tulle - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

It was a pleasure working with such a great group of talented wedding specialists:

Venue: The Winvian
Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis
Styling: The White Dress by the Shore
Florals: Splendid Stems
Paper: Meant to be Sent 
Cake: Lovely Cakes
Design: Stacie Shea Events
Linens: La Tavola Linens and Wildflower Linens
Dinnerware: Juliska 
Hair and Make-up: Jennie Fresa 

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