Monday, December 28, 2009

Flowers in Paradise

Veronica & Anthony were married in the lavish setting of Grand Tradition Estate's new Arbor Terrace Pavilion - tropical and lush, the flowers needed to not compete with the color palette, but enhance the richness of deep green leaves surrounding their wedding... Veronica's desire for shades of warm reds and rust orange with a ton of play in texture turned out beautifully.
Veronica's bouquet of wildly colored calla lilies, dark milva and rouge basier roses, with mocha cymbidium orchids.
The gorgeously relaxed and happy couple..Bridesmaid bouquets of bright hybrid callas and cherry brandy roses in a cuff of italian ruscus.Love the softness of her veil and hair flowers in contrasting combination with her highly textured and boldly hued bouquet!
Table centerpieces of safari sunset, orange dahlias, roses, and seasonal mums in glass squares.
Can you say vivid color saturation point??!! Overdye sunflower with red rosehips..What a fun surprise when I saw Veronica & Anthony Natividad's holiday e-card in my inbox! Love the photo and the perfect play on words :)
& many many many thanks to
Heather Moreau - Vallentyne Photography
for her amazing talents at capturing those colors!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Coral & Aqua

Julia & Michael wanted a romantic and luxurious feel to their wedding getaway. As a destination, La Jolla, California isn't too shabby ;) especially when staying and celebrating at The Grande Colonial hotel... with a color scheme that blended unbelievably well with the hotel's own palette, the flowers covered a spectrum of warm corals to cool aquas...
Julia's bouquet knocked the color into place with it's deep flame and mango miniature callas, dahlias, proteas, orchids, and echinachea pods, all tied with two shades of rich turquoise ribbon.
The Maid of Honor bouquet was subtlety in comparison- softer shades of peach garden roses with golden coxcomb with a ruffly cuff of sheer turquoise.
Sweet simplicity for the mothers- corsages of white miniature cymbidium orchids and tiny peach ribbon wrapped in teal satin.
Guests were welcomed to the ceremony area by a bubbling fountain filled with floating dahlia blooms.Detail shot of the ringbearer box of moss, ribbon, shells, and orchids that held the rings securely down the aisle..
Funky pomanders awaited the couple, dangling in the tree above their heads to add color and fantasy to their ceremony..
Now you see what I mean with the color pops! Check out the gorgeous rings contrasting with the flowers!!!
The feast table for all wedding guests elaborately decorated from end to end...Miniature sea biscuits and shells in glass with fragrant garden roses.Burnt orange-red tiger lilies in crackling gold vases, turquoise and brown cone shells submerged in aqua glass with a floating candle, and a pillar candle set upon a bed of neon green moss safely guarded in a cylinder hurricane.
Mossy branches mingle with orchid blooms in a "cloche" glass dome.
Detail shot of spotty yellow gold mokara orchids on a wide piece of driftwood...Kiwi branches, dahlias, berzilia, and majolica spray roses in an antiqued urn assist in that organic, old world feel that suited Julia & Michael's taste just right! That and their smart party favors: petite bottles of herb-infused olive oil! mm mmm....
Coordination without a hitch by Mia & Bek at Red Letter Days
Photography of beauty by Helene Cornell