Instead of setting the ceremony for formal forward-facing seating, this bride and groom opted to seat their guests “in the round”, not only accenting the decor around the chandelier, but literally making the wedding party the center of attention . A bold island-sea blue ribbon redirects guests to enter their seat from the side of the courtyard, preserving the infinity patterned rose petals and custom runner for the bride’s promenade down the aisle.
Suspended below the chandelier, a lush ring of bright green hydrangea and mums; pink carnations, roses and dahlias; yellow roses and purple dendrobium and phalaenopsis orchids provides a beautiful copula for the bride and groom.
In lieu of traditional bouquets several of the bridesmaids and the flower girls carried purses adorned with brightly colored blooms. The flower girls little bags were covered with green and pink hydrangea, purple dendrobium orchids, and yellow cymbidium orchids. Tucked into the real blossoms were flowers of blue crystals. The bridesmaids’ sophisticated clutch bags were covered with green and yellow cymbidium orchids and purple dendrobium orchids.
The groom’s boutonniere of a yellow mini cymbidium orchid and red bromeliad bloom wrapped with island-sea blue wire is accented beautifully by a perfect pink pocket square.
The bride carried an elegant, lavish bouquet of pink peonies, highlighted with soft yellow roses. From the front of the bouquet cascaded blooms of dendrobium orchids.
The tallest arrangement on the guests’ table was a base of beautiful peonies, orchids, hydrangea and dahlias on which disk of cascading crystals and a wrap of dendrobium orchids was balanced.
The main focal point of the guests’ table were lavish centerpieces of silver bamboo frames, edged with arrangements of yellow snapdragons, purple dendrobium orchids, roses and fiddlehead ferns. Between the posts of bamboo, strands of crystals were hung to catch all the beautiful light in the room.
The tall arrangements, combined with the magnificent bamboo centerpieces and the smaller centerpieces of elegant arrangements atop vases of submerged green cymbidium orchids, the Mansion ballroom was bright and cheerful, reflecting all the sentiment of the day.
The head table was adorned with an excess of candle light and beautiful arrangements of bright pink peonies and roses and soft yellow snapdragons. The effect of using different arrangements and so much ambient light marked the specialness of the head table.
For the traditional jumping of the broom, Amy decorated a simple broom with purple dendrobium orchids and green cymbidium orchids; taking the ordinary to the extraordinary.