Thursday’s Toast: Hats Off To A June Bride

Sometimes life just gets a tad bit sweeter, as was the case on a special day back in June. Our bride, Faith Dugan, happens be a fabulous local wedding Photographer. So, when we had the opportunity to design her wedding flowers we jumped for joy! …Literally hopped. Jefferson & Faith tied the knot at The Glen Manor, and this  stately venue was the perfect backdrop for a pink color palette, accented by subtle hints of green and plum.

What An Entrance!

Faith’s vendors made it a party in itself! The savvy Stephanie Frazier Grimm, of Couture Parties, set the stage with playful, and chic, details that made us fall even more in love with this great couple.  I mean really, look at this adorable message box for Faith & Jefferson? We were so tempted to leave a little love post simply saying, “XOXO”.

How Cute Is This?

Look below at the great delight of color. Shades of Pinks, with hints of greens, is such a popular color palette because they play so nicely off of various moods, designs, and textures. Never underestimate these colors. Yes, they can represent the timeless classic appeal, but it can also set a mood of modern, lush, vibrant romance by the sly choice of linens, tableware…or in this case, a great cocktail chair! Why must we always leave these great parties?

 The cocktail hour was a sophisticated, playful design set in sterling grays, pinks, and subtle plums. As the ballroom, and interior, staged a more elegant aesthetic. The tall glass cylinders allowed our bold hues to really stand out next to the strong linens below. This is a smart design element that allows guests to revel all the marvelous details abound. ….Now, notice a soft hue below? Ormonde productions smartly added up lighting to set the romantic mood of all these shades of pink.The Glen is such a regal spot, of open space, that there was a need for some strong focal points to draw the eye in. And of course, our design team just gets giddy over big blooms! How lucky were we?  These lustrous pieces were full of fresh blossoms, spilling over, as their stood guard over the preciously pink cake by Scrumptions.  Eye spy a Fleur-de-lis…

What a marvelous pink wedding! …Sigh, no matter how many times we design door wreaths, I still take sheer delight in seeing the end result! Don’t they just make such a statement?!

Cheers to Faith & Jefferson, may you have many more vivid and memorable celebrations to follow!


Thursday’s Toast: An Orange Crush

A Sweet Twist On By-The-Sea Theme

There’s something so playful about the vibrant colors orange & yellow.

The real treat is when a savvy couple (like Lindsay & Scott) set the tone of the party ,with these bold colors, for guests to enjoy all evening long. Today’s toast was a fabulously fun wedding at Blithewold. Playful and lively outside during the cocktail hours,  elegant & gardenesque inside during dinner and dancing.

It was such a treat to incorporate white blooming branches cascading over copper lanterns inside the tent. The feel was very elegant, and outdoorsy. Our team added the element of height through the fun, surprising texture of ferns. Twilight-in-the-garden!

Soft browns allowed the bold yellow and orange hues to stand out nicely. Exquisite Events (as always) did a fantastic job incorporating in copper lanterns and twinkled sheers to create the perfect outdoor-in oasis. I adore this long table below, I feel it sums up the whole feel of this wedding…welcoming, tasteful, and gracious.

A Dinner Party-Esque Setting

Do you spot the POPs of orange color? With such a string color as orange and yellow, its subtlety was a necessity. To draw in the natural/earthy aesthetic of this wedding a variety of greens, whites, and various textures kept our lead colors soft…but not dull. Now, the cocktail hour shouted “Let’s Play!” with its yellow full blooms and festive orange linens.

Hello Sunshine

Didn’t I tell you it screams “Garden meets Party”? …And we’re talking a stylish, loving, exquisite party. So cheers! To a stupendous party, savvy tent design, and one breathtaking view!

Stay Awhile.