Michelle and Matt

21 Oct

It seems like forever since I last made an entry on my blog.  I’ve really come to admire those who are able to do it daily, or even weekly.  I  started out thinking I would do it every Monday but now find that is practically impossible for me.    I am finding that one of the hardest parts about doing a blog is having photos that are the quality you want to showcase your work.  Unfortunately for me, I haven’t had the time to better my photography skills or tackle Photoshop.    Thank goodness I can rely on the professionals like Dana Pleasant to provide me with the beautiful photographs that follow.  Thank you Dana!

Michelle and Matt were married at the Hall at Fauntleroy August 25th.  When I met Michelle and Matt for the first time, she wasn’t quite sure what direction she wanted to go in when with her floral arrangements.  I took her to the wholesale market and walked her through several options.  She started by choosing what she liked in her color pallet and floral preferences.   We began to work with her selections adding to it and sometimes eliminating things that weren’t working.   What she ended up choosing was a beautiful combination of colors and textures creating a unique bouquet filled with red, lavender and white roses, “Picasso” and “Schwartz” calla lilies, dahlias, succulents, blackberries, fern curl, ornamental kale, eucalyptus, and ferns.

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Bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the brides bouquet without the Picasso calla lilies and white roses.

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The groom wore a single stem “Picasso” calla lily with touches of eucalyptus and blackberries.

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The garden at the Hall at Fauntleroy is a beautiful area surrounded by tall trees and natural garden elements.  Recently they built a beautiful new arbor which, although it doesn’t need much, allows for floral and event designers a nice tool to add a little extra to the ceremony area.  Using purple ribbon, I hung vases filled with clusters of flowers from the arbor to give their ceremony area a little extra added color.   I tied the same style of arrangement from shepherds hooks leading down the aisle.  After the ceremony these arrangements were moved into the reception area and placed on wood discs covered with moss and used as centerpieces.  The remaining tables had clusters of vintage style bottles with simple arrangements placed on wood discs as well.  Matt is an arborist and he cut the wood discs which made the centerpieces even more special.

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It just goes to show you that you don’t have to do huge floral arrangements to have a nice impact.  Sometimes it’s the little details that make the arrangements work, like the touches of moss and various sizes of bottles used.  Nature provides us a beautiful floral bounty in August, but I think what made these arrangements so unique was the use of the unique textures such as the succulents, blackberries and eucalyptus.

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