Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Shades of Orchid

For Bianca and Darren~ To combine softness of dusty miller, smoothness of deep purple callas and mokara orchids, uniqueness of Picasso callas, fluff of dahlias, and dazzle of crystal studded stephanotis and cymbidium orchids.... to what do I owe the pleasure..
Bianca's bouquet is only the beginning. The wedding was beautiful, the ceremony traditional and sincere, attended by so many family and friends traveling from the US, Canada, and South Africa!
Bride & Bridesmaids smiling...
Bouquets smiling, too. Now you can really see those Picasso callas- the white with purple centers, and how they pop when set in among the greens.
Chuppah from behind, waiting patiently for everyone to arrive. I love the green dendrobium orchids banded around the posts to tie the fabric. The two tallis hanging above are from both Bianca's & Darren's families for special sentiment.
Chuppah from the front- plenty of orchids, roses, and hydrangea create a romantic space on the Fairway Pavilion at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.
Escort cards nestled in wheatgrass with unique bombay dendrobiums that blend the borders of white and purple.
Overview of the reception room.. The nearest centerpiece is a grid of different shaped vases each with orchids and floating candles.
Head Table shots...
Tall centerpieces of submerged green dendrobiums in the throat of the vase, a lush and wild bouquet of long white Hawaiian orchids & purple hydrangea on top.
The third centerpiece style: floating orchids and candles in a bed of wheatgrass and more orchids of course..
THE MOST DECKED OUT CAKE I have ever done- flowers and candles everywhere, live it up.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding. Congrats Bianca & Darren! xo
& of course many thanks to Ann Strobel of Ann's Plans (fellow Wedding of Distinction member!) for keeping it cool and smooth.
all photo credits to Carrie McCluskey Photography

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