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Monday, July 4, 2011

Teresa & Drew's Reception

Centerpieces: Teresa's colors were a sunny yellow and silvery gray. We wanted to carry a lovebird theme throughout, so we incorporated a birdcage style candleholder, partnered with forsythia and alstroemeria lilies for a woodsy effect that worked well with her reception center. The small mushroom bird on the candleholder added a nice touch.

Birdcages: As some accent pieces, Teresa had a few birdcages which she was hoping to put flower arrangements in. I created a kissing ball made of yellow roses and daisies, sheltered in forsythia, carrying the woodsy lovebird theme.

Other accents: Here I used a large square vase with gray ribbon to house some festive sunflowers. It resulted in clean lines that was both formal and fun.

The Bouquet: My favorite part! For her bouquet, Teresa wanted yellow calla lilies with pearl pins. The stem is wrapped in organza with pearl pin "buttons" I used pearls inside each calla lily, and used grass loops as greenery. It looked very artistic.

The corsages and boutonnieres: I used calla lilies to tie in Teresa's bouquet, using more pearls and grass loops. I loved how they turned out with the grass accents. They looked very striking against the mens' black suits.

My first project: My own!

Our Centerpieces: I had a green apple theme, (Colors: Navy blue, lime green, and white) so I chose to have monogrammed large green apples. The bowls were my splurge here, I loved the wide open shape. They looked so elegant. My cake maker (fantastic!) continued the theme under the cake, lining it with rows of green apples.

This was my favorite part of my wedding: the paper lanterns. We used lots of white lights and wrapped them around everything, accenting with paper lanterns. When it got dark, they glowed beautifully. (don't they say in interior design, lighting is everything?)

Above: My inspiration for this idea, found on theknot.com. Below, I modified it for the Japanese flavor of my reception and folded large paper cranes instead.

Parasols: Again, more Japanese influence. I loved what a big statement and splash of color they made.

The Flowers: Great flower, the asian lily. They have huge white blooms and long stems with interesting leaves. Plus, if you order them in season, they are a fantastic price for such a dramatic statement. I used large vases and placed them at various locations around the yard.