Erin and Blake, part 2

Now, for all the hot pink....

I love this image of all the ladies fixing Erin's dress so she can have a perfect portrait on the steps of the Decatur Courthouse. She's a light of calm in a fury of blue.

Bridesmaids bouquets were hot pink roses, hot pink hydrangea, pink ranunculus, pink hypericum berries and gardenia leaves. These were also wrapped with ti leaves and hot pink pins.

Table centerpieces were all hot pink with a ti leaf wrapped around the outside of the vase.

Smaller table centerpieces were round bubble bowls with a ti leaf wrapped on the inside and hot pink flowers on top.

Here you can see all the shades of pink - hydrangeas, berries, roses, carnations, spray roses, etc.

Sweet guest book arrangement.

Two very tall cylinder vase arrangements flanked the vow site. Erin and Blake rented the cylinder vases from me and at the end of the night, they removed the top part and took that home with them. (Well, the wedding coordinator did that actually...)

Rose petals covered the palladian window ledges.

The center window ledge had a shorter version of the cylinder vases. The hot pink flowers really added a pop of color to the all white marble courtroom.
Stay tuned...lots more!


Finally! Erin and Blake

Oh, I've been waiting so long for these! Erin and Blake were married in May at The Old Courthouse on the Square in Decatur. I've dubbed them the "sweetest couple ever" because they are just that! They are both devoted to dancing and you can see some of Blake's moves here. There are so many photos from this day that I want to share! Photography by Aregrayline Photography.

Part 1:

Here's how it all started. Blake proposed to Erin on the square in Decatur by "writing" words on magnolia leaves. I was quite impressed by this gesture and since using magnolia flowers in bridal bouquets doesn't work that well (because they don't hold up), I suggested that instead we write on the leaves included in Erin's bouquet.

Blake then took it one step further. He "wrote a continuous poem with the thought that each line could be a leaf and that it would still convey meaning whatever order you read it in". He provided me the poem and I wrote each line on a leaf.

As much as I want to, I'm not going to show any more of the leaves except this one. I typed up the little poem and tucked it inside a tiny envelope and attached it to Erin's bouquet.

Her bouquet consisted of white peonies, pink calla lilies, green and white hydrangeas, pink ranunculus and gardenia leaves. The stems were wrapped with ti leaves, no ribbon.

I love this shot of the bouquet at the base of the tree.

Now, here's Blake doing what he does best...
He's definitely got some moves.

And of course, the lovely Erin...

That's all for today. I've got some orders to work on as well as three proposals! I'm glad it is a rainy day. Now, if it was only cold enough for a fire.....it'd be perfect!


Villa Christina

This past weekend's wedding was at the lovely Villa Christina restaurant located on Ashford-Dunwoody Road. They have a beautiful outdoor setting with a manicured lawn, lush landscaping, waterfalls and extra large umbrellas to cover your seated guests! Wendy lucked out with an absolutely gorgeous evening - almost no humidity and some gentle breezes!

We had some fun and created three heart shapes of yellow rose petals down the aisle.

Ceremony arrangements of bluish/purple hydrangeas, sunflowers, light blue delphinium and bells of ireland flanked the vow site.

Each guest received either a purple or yellow paper fan on their seat. The fans were printed with the guest's name and where they were to be seated at the reception. Fortunately the fans were more of a souvenir than a necessary item since the weather was perfect!

The hydrangeas were just exceptionally stunning - some of the largest blooms I've ever seen. And the color variation within each bloom was amazing! Wendy's bouquet was one large hydrangea bloom with yellow mini cymbidium orchids and yellow freesia tucked in.

The boutonnieres for the fathers - simple and elegant.

The groom's boutonniere. Yellow cymbidium orchid and delphinium blooms.
The lovely Ma'Shanda Harrison-Butler of August Moon Events was the event coordinator that evening along with photographers Ernie and Chris Russell.
As always - professional shots to come!


Emily's Dunaway Gardens Wedding

Traveled back to Newnan over the weekend for Emily's wedding at Dunaway Gardens. The ceremony was held in the Wetlands Overlook with the reception in tents nestled amongst the trees.

Her color scheme was ivories and pale yellows. One of the centerpieces consisted of floating gerber daisies with candles in a ribbon and buckle wrapped low bowl.

The outdoor fireplace was bedecked with lisianthus and gerbers.

Highboys featured glass cylinders with a submerged hydrangea and floating candle. The day was a hot one so the use of water throughout the decor helped "psychologically" cool things down!

A cluster of vases holding pale yellow stock, ivory vendela roses and white hydrangea. The empty vase eventually held one of the bridesmaids ivory gerber daisy bouquets.

That's a sneak peek...when the professional shots are in I'll share more. Emily was a stunningly beautiful bride with one of the most gorgeous dresses I've seen in a while. Stay tuned!


Betty and Frank

Well, I guess I got a little ahead of myself when I said the photos were rolling in. I've been able to see photos on photographer's websites of my recent weddings, but then it takes almost a decade for them to get me images that I can use on my site or here. So, in the meantime I thought I'd post a few shots from a wedding that WAS decades ago. Here are my parents - Betty and Frank - back in 1951!
My grandparents - Charles and Francine Ford on the left and Emma and Kieran Small on the right. (I love my grandmas' shoes! And the gloves!)
And yes, they are STILL married. Going on 58 years!