Banjos & Blooms

Remember Pip & Brian?

Well, they're all done & hitched, living the newlywed life!  I truly mean it when I say this couple is just outstanding.  Looking through their flowers I mostly remember the smiles they both wore all day long.  They couldn't have been happier.

Here are just a few teasers from Jamie Hartley Photography.  Her new website will be up soon!

All the centerpieces were arranged in milk glass pedestals.  So pretty!!  My milk glass collection is a bit crazy, and rather than pack them all away in boxes, they are stacked on a shelf in our prep room so they can be admired all day long.

And even though it's December, I don't think it's too late (or early?) to look at images of these gorgeous Toulouse Lautrec yellow garden roses.  And those beautiful dahlias!

They're so beautiful, I can't wait to see them again next year!!  We were squealing every time these dinner plate sized beauties arrived.  And they're grown locally.  :)

And this boutonniere makes me so happy.  Filled with little buttons Pip provided, because her nickname for Brian is button. <3

The ceremony was at the Columbus Park Refectory which offers such a regal and elegant back ground for the ceremony (The link right there shows images from Vrai Photography of another wedding we worked on at the space!).

Pip's bridal bouquet is one of my favorites!  Those roses are just outstanding and I love the touch of blue tweedia scattered among the orange and yellow.

And of course, I have to show you a photo of this banjo (no, it's not mine).  Pip & Brian hired an incredible bluegrass band for the ceremony and reception.  I'm always a sucker for a banjo.


A moment after the weekend

We have so many beautiful things to share with you after this past weekend, I can't wait.  Each wedding was so completely different and so representative of my lovely couples that I worked with.  First, I will share with you Pip and Brian, who were wed on Sunday, September 19th 2010.

As a friend, I was completely honored when Pip called and asked me to help her with the flowers.  I love her style and the colors she chose are outstanding.  This celebration was so sincere and simple, I knew that as I sat waiting for the procession to begin down the aisle and read the poem her father wrote that was on the back of the program that I was in trouble.  My eyes began to well.

I was a little taken by their incorporation of the importance of family.  Roots, heritage, love, and the future.  The story of how they met down to the proposal.  Their words describing their emotions towards one another.  Pip and Brian could *not* take their eyes off one another.  They were glowing.  The entire day, the entire night.

There are lots of details about this wedding that I want to share, but you are just going to have to wait for now.   Not even just photos, my overall thoughts and words on how this one has stayed with me.  Being surrounded by people in love is something quite special.  Something that should not be taken for granted.

Soon there will be more to say, but in the meantime, heartfelt joy and congratulations to Pip and Brian!!  I can't wait to hear your stories of the honeymoon.  Enjoy your new lives together as newlyweds!!