Blush tones, for a perfect day. Justine and Bradley are a fun couple to watch. Sweet, loving and kind.
The flower set up started a little rough. The wind was blowing and a few rain drops started to splash. Not enough to matter, just enough to make it a little hard to assemble the arbor arrangement. After a struggle with slippery zip ties, we added the final touch to the arrangement, lots of stems of white orchids. The orchids were a nice contrast to with the blush tone roses and white hydrangea.
The wind was blowing so we decided to wait until almost ceremony time before placing the large, pillar arrangements of blush roses, trailing greens, orchids and strands of gems, on the columns. By the time we added some flourish to the chairs, the sky at Riverdale Manor cleared. The wind was still blowing, but in a nice way.
We adorned the cocktail tables with garlands of greens, cinching the tablecloths just like a sash. Next we placed flower filled pink and gold mercury glass vases on cocktail tables and anywhere a flower touch was needed. Then, I noticed the time. Oh my, we were running behind on the setup, the kind of behind when you start to panic.
We moved inside to the reception area and worked quickly to assemble the centerpiece arrangements. Water, clear beads and pearls were added to trumpet vases. This gave the illusion that the pearls were suspended in the vases. We added the large arrangements on top of the vases and finished the look with strands of gems. After some adjusting of vases and placing a flower filled garland on the Sweetheart Table, we were finished! Just enough time to slip out a side door as guest started to arrive.
Here are some pictures, Kelsey the luck photographer took! Her work is crystal clear.