Saturday, October 20, 2012

Heather & Mike: Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center

First I have to thank super talented, Heather Parker, for passing my info along to Heather & Mike; click here to see a sneak peak of this wedding on her blog or here for more pictures on Facebook!

I met Heather and Mike at a little cafe on Newbury Street the day after Thanksgiving last year.  They were such a sweet couple, and I so enjoyed sitting with them talking about their wedding plans, rather than battling the crowds of people shopping outside!  Heather and Mike are both very artistic and creative, so the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center seemed like the perfect venue for their wedding.  Their bright color scheme of orange and blue was used throughout the wedding ceremony and reception, and it was the perfect pop of color for this early fall wedding.

 The bride carried an orange and coral bouquet of dahlias, calla lilies, roses, and hypericum berries.
 The bridesmaids carried similar bouquets with roses, dahlias and hypericum berries.
 There were two style of low centerpieces, both with bright orange flowers in blue ribbon wrapped vases.  The first style was a mix of roses, dahlias, calla lilies, celosia, protea pin cushions, button poms and hypericum berries.  
 The second style centerpiece was a trio of vases with a mix of orange and coral flowers in each.
 Cocktail hour tables had small arrangements of dahlias with hypericum berries and bear grass accents.
 Chair ends of baby's breath for the ceremony
 The bridal party made and hung all the fun orange and blue tissue paper balls that were used outside for the ceremony, and around the room inside for bright pops of color.
There are a few different entrances to the CMAC, so we tied a small bunch of flowers around the two posts at the bottom of the staircase to direct guests to the wedding entrance.

Congrats Heather & Mike - it was such a pleasure to be a part of your wedding!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Nadea & Esat: Hampshire House

When Nadea first contacted me about flowers for her September wedding, she asked me to meet her at a little place called Bread and Chocolate.  Are you kidding me?  There's a place called Bread and Chocolate?  Why didn't they just name the bakery Heaven!?  If you live in Newton - check it out.  Their hot chocolate will knock your socks off!

The bride carried a soft bouquet of hydrangea, roses, ranunculus, dendrobium orchids, and cymbidium orchids.
The bridesmaids carried a bouquet of roses, orchids, calla lilies and ranunculus.
Groom and groomsmen boutonnieres
Wrist corsage of blush cymbidium orchids

Nadea came up with such a great color scheme of white, eggplant, cranberry and blush, and it worked so perfectly with her and Esat's venue, The Hampshire House, a historical mansion in Beacon Hill.

Nadea and Esat were able to use the centerpieces for both the ceremony and the reception.  For the ceremony, the arrangements were placed around the room, on the piano and tucked into the floor to ceiling bookshelves.  The arrangements were made up of hydrangea, orchids, berries, roses, ranunculus, calla lilies and safari sunset greens.

For the ceremony we also decorated the mantle, which is where the ceremony took place.  We wanted to create a soft, elegant look with lots of orchids and candlelight to have a backdrop for the ceremony and pictures.

A close-up of all those orchids!  We used white dendrobium orchids in addition to the white and blush cymbidium orchids.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Nautical Duxbury Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

Anyone that knows me knows I love all things nautical.  My wardrobe consists largely of red, white and navy, and I strongly believe topsiders go with almost any outfit.  So obviously Sarah and Matt's wedding was one of my absolute favorites from this summer, and I am so excited to see it featured on Style Me Pretty!  Check out the stunning pictures by Melissa DeSchamp Photography here.

Duxbury Bay Maritime School Wedding from Melissa DeSchamp Photography

October 3rd. 2012 by Dawn | Filed Under | 3 comments
There’s nothing quite like a bundle of nautical-inspired goodness to brighten the work week – and this drop-dead gorgeous Duxbury affair?  Well, it’s a smile-inducing masterpiece from start to finish.  Filled to the brim with brightly colored hues, gorgeous blooms by Allison Phalen Floral Design and some seriously fab stylings, it’s maritime chic meets elegant fĂȘte all in one sitting.  Melissa DeSchamp Photography snapped up every last fun-filled moment and the gallery is a definite must see.  Click here for more.

Photography By / Melissa DeSchamp Photography
Floral Design By / Allison Phalen Floral Design

Photography By / Melissa DeSchamp Photography
Floral Design By / Allison Phalen Floral Design

Photography By / Melissa DeSchamp Photography
Floral Design By / Allison Phalen Floral Design

Photography By / Melissa DeSchamp Photography
Floral Design By / Allison Phalen Floral Design