Sunday, October 24, 2010

Labor of Love



My beautiful niece, Charlotte Jane Wood Wilson (now!), was married on Friday, Oct. 22. Josh is the lucky man, and I was the lucky aunt who designed the flowers and the event hall. The wedding took place in Denver, so the long distance floral design had its challenges! Luckily, my right hand assistant was my ever so darling and hard working sister, Denise. Together, we put together a spread of drama like never before.

Colors: Hot pink and orange!

Location: Quaint event center in the foothills of Denver, Colorado

We arrived late Tuesday night, had a short night's sleep, and headed for the wholesale florist where I had placed my order



Loading the supplies and goods at the airport...



Picking up the order placed several weeks ago at the supplier.




I wasn't disappointed! Just look at these colors.





Once again, perfect colors in the gerbera daises!



...taking my breath away



I examined the mix and made my plan...



After about 11 hours of work, we had centerpieces for 19 tables...




A bridal bouquet for a princess...




(Closeup for your delight!) I just love this one.


We came up with a unique bouquet holder while I worked on the finishing touches! It was a large bulbous vase from Denise's home. Perfect!



Denise's next door neighbor was out of town and kindly offered her home for our studio! This is the refrigerator stocked with both bride's maids nosegays and guest drinks alike!



The quaint event center being prepared with Chinese lanterns and centerpieces...



Closeup of lanterns



One of the centerpieces, each one an individual design.



I think this is the prettiest wedding cake I've ever seen. And check out the cake topper!




On Saturday morning, after a long few days of designing and party going, we repurposed Charlotte's bridal bouquet at her namesake's (my mother, Charlotte's) graveside.

A perfect ending.

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