We love doing themed wedding, especially a Christmas one. Last weekend had us decorating the ceremony and reception area of the Cranbury Inn for a bride Danielle and Groom Jason. There might not have been snow on the ground but the setting was warm and festive. My favorite parts of the wedding was the place card table which was created using three very large vases filled with winter ilex berries, water and a floating candle. So dramatic! The aisle was decorated with tall vases filled with water, floating cranberries and our hanging Juliette candle holders. So pretty! After the ceremony when the room was quickly changed over, these vases were then placed along the edge of the room to add a touch of warmth and a pop of color. The centerpieces were created with fresh cranberries, red roses, red berries, winter greens and fresh holy. A small but dramatic touch to the tables. Such elegant but simple wedding decor for the perfect Christmas Themed Wedding.
Want to infuse a bit of personality into the boutonnieres at your wedding? Why not have fun with it.
Take these boutonnieres made for bride Maggie and Groom Gennady. They love, love, love, grape soda. All the brides maids dresses were a rich grape color and the grape soda bottle tops add a touch of whimsey to the mens attire, don't you agree?
In this case, groom Gennady wore a single white rose accented with a touch of green hypericum berries with the grape soda cap adding a splash of color at the bottom. Want to see other fun boutonniere ideas? Be sure to check out our Flowers for Men" category on this website!
Are you having your wedding ceremony in a ballroom? Who says you can't dress up the location a bit and bring in your wedding theme at the same time.
Our brides sometimes worry that that their ceremony location won't look "weddingish" enough because it's not a chapel or church. Never fear, aisle decor is here and it does not have to cost a fortune. Take this today's wedding for instance. For Bride Deborah, I suggested a small touch of white roses and red berries (the same flowers used in her bridal bouquet) accented with ribbon the color of the Maid of Honors dress, simply tied to the end of every other chair.
Just a simple touch like this really speaks volumes when your guests arrive to be seated and also helps to set the tone for what's to come. What I love most about these hand tied chair bouquets, is that they work on any chair. Every other chair keeps the room looking fresh without being over done. Would you consider aisle flowers like this for your wedding?
Ok, I have to admit something here... I admit that I love when I get to do those extra special touches for a wedding. Let's face it, it's always about money right and sometimes those extra special touches that add to the bottom line by costing more just get forgotten.
Take one of this weekends weddings for bride Jessica. Her wedding was held at a brand new Club House and when I say this venue was gorgeous, I mean it's really lovely. Jessica loves everything classic and elegant and had at least a slight taste for a hint of bling. Enter these light fixtures in the ballroom. Although they fit the style of the venue to a T, I noticed that draping some crystals from the fixtures would elevate the whole look of the room, more matching the formal look she was going for. These fixtures took five long strands of crystals and were priced out as a rental (meaning we will pick them up the next day). At $75 per lighting fixture the total cost to dress up these lights was $375.
I can easily see how a family might not want to invest the extra money, especially if they are already over budget, but touches like these are what turn the ordinary into extraordinary. As an event designer, it's details like this that I love and remember. For your wedding, do you think it's worth the extra expense?
Sharing little bits of wisdom from our years of exprerience creating beautiful wedding flowers. We love doing weddings and we hope it shows! Be sure to comment, we would like to know what you think.