Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Wedding III

I still haven't been able to get other pictures of the wedding decor, so I'll just have to make due with the ones I already have. Enough time has elapsed already. I apologize in advance for the very poor lighting in the the photographs.

What you plan and what happens are not always the same thing. But sometimes they are close. The wedding d├ęcor was very similar to what I hoped it would be (and what I hope pleased the bride and groom), with the exception that we were not planning on orange roses. But, in the end I think they complemented the green very nicely – and made the wedding very similar in color scheme the bride's parent's wedding. And, the bride wore the same necklace as her mother; a beautiful jade teardrop suspended beneath a pearl.

The front of the "sanctuary" where the wedding took place. It is a rustic floral arrangement placed in a large tin can that had green burlap glued onto it, and into this I placed: cedar, laurel, rose hips, branches with leaves in fall color, what I believe might have been the ends of a butterfly bush flowers, wild apples & pears and roses. The only thing we bought were the roses. I was able to minimize the use of flowers by combining lots of textures and colors. They were large arrangements and I only ended up using about five roses each. I had more roses available to use, but I didn't need them. Sometimes the key to floral arranging is knowing when to stop.

The Guest Book table.

Another poorly lit photograph - the aisle ends.

This was centered at the back of the aisle. Right smack dab in the middle was a huge multipurpose printer and it couldn't be moved. So I drafted my father and brothers to build this rustic fence. It turned out very nicely. This arrangement didn't have any flowers in it and was actually one of my favorites. An old milk pail, color and texture did the trick.

And the other side. This arrangement did have a few roses in it and was assembled at the facility when I decided I needed something in the corner. I wish I have better pictures! Oh, well.

This is the neatest wild grass that I found on the roadside out by our place quite by accident a few months ago. I like how it looks like it belongs to the wheat family but is very lacy. It's called Squirreltail Barley (or other and assorted names).

And the most important part of the wedding: The cake (I know, not really). My sister-in-law ended up pulling this together and I really appreciate it. She was planning to do the piping all along, but assembling it wasn't supposed to fall on her shoulders. I'm very grateful that she was willing to pitch in and help to make sure it got done. And I think the topper my brother found at the last minute was perfect. And, special thanks to the same brother for this cake photo.

A sweet picture of the flower girl... and don't touch this groom's girl!


Hannah said...

Those are beautiful pictures! That cake is impressively awesome-looking! :)

TW said...

It tasted pretty good too! :)