A Taste For The Tropical: Event and Floral Design, Harvey Designs, Savannah Ga

Adding a tropical feel to your event can be achieved in two ways. For a more traditional space, it can mean using tropical elements to bring the feel of the balmy Caribbean indoors. Or, if you are willing to brave the tropical elements of Savannah’s summertime weather for a beach wedding, it can mean adding decor to not only enhance your tropical locale, but also define it as a ceremony location.

In the expanse of a beach, it is important to define the space where your ceremony will take place. It not only gives you and your guests a focal point, but it also politely informs beach goers to avoid your ceremony area. This commitment ceremony locale was blessed with an impressive piece of driftwood as a backdrop. The space was further defined with tripods of bamboo topped with torch ginger, vanda orchids and ti leaves. The sand ceremony area was accented with ferns and the aisle, with coordinating arrangements.

These smaller arrangements, perched atop bamboo stands, were used to decorate and define the aisle space at a beach wedding. They are comprised of torch ginger, ti leaves (as well as other assorted greenery), pincushion protea, yellow cymbidium orchids, vanda orchids, and red hypericum berries.

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Constructed of thick bamboo and elegant, flowing fabric, this simple chuppah is an understated definition of the ceremony site.

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Shepherds hooks with white hydrangea flower balls suspended by aqua satin ribbon mark the aisle without detracting from the beautiful dunes behind them.

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This gorgeous palm tree, constructed of thick pieces of bamboo and palm fronds, stands approximately five feet tall. Decorated with green hanging amaranthus, blue hydrangea, white dendrobium orchids and peach cymbidium orchids. Sea shells and votive candles add further interest to the tropical masterpiece.

Image Courtesy of Donna Von Bruening Photographers

Hanging over an outdoor dance floor, this flower ball of traditional standard roses is given tropical flair when paired with trimmed mini palm fronds.

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In creating this luscious tropical oasis, Amy engineered large palm trees using thick bamboo and palm fronds. The base of the palm tree was decorated with hibiscus and ferns. The chandeliers were decorated with cut palmettos and leis of fuchsia dendrobium orchids. The ceiling was draped with a floating white fabric and fuchsia up lighting, adding to the atmosphere of the event. The vibrant color of the centerpieces and table runners is complimented beautifully by the green table linens, which add a lush greenness to the otherwise colorless space.

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Standing approximately three feet tall, this striking centerpiece begins with a clear glass vase containing fuchsia wire bent around small LED lights and dendrobium orchid blooms.  The vase was then filled with fuchsia water.  In the dim lighting of the event space, the vase glowed with an alluring light. The top of the centerpiece was created with a ring of pink stargazer lilies and fuchsia dendrobium orchids.  From this ring sprouts palm trees of bamboo topped with dendrobium orchids and bear grass.

These vivid tropical arrangements cannot help but catch your eye in the stark white modern space of the Jepson Center for the Arts. Cradled in granite urns, the arrangements are a combination of tropical fuchsia stargazer lilies, orange pincushion protea, vanda orchids, green cymbidium orchids and more traditional yellow garden roses, pink tulips and trailing greenery. Additional height is given to the arrangements with the use of curly willow and anthurium.  Flanking each side of the grand staircase in the museum, these arrangements marked the path the bride took in her descent to the ceremony site.

Bringing Spring Inside: Harvey Designs, Floral and Event Design, Savannah, Georgia

Often, it is most practical to plan an indoor reception. An indoor reception not only takes the worry out of having to develop a rain plan, but it takes away the worry of the evening being too warm, too buggy, too muggy, especially in beautiful Savannah. What makes an indoor reception even more beautiful, however, is when your event designer can successfully bring the garden to your reception.

Courtesy of Donna Von Bruening Photographers

This sweet topiary, constructed from rosemary and adorned with limes is the perfect cocktail arrangement for a garden wedding. The purple hydrangea around the base of the topiary is an elegant use of color.

Courtesy of Geoff L. Johnson Photography

A garden theme does not always imply pastel colors. This vivid bouquet of tulips, hyacinth and hydrangea delivers all the beauty of the garden in a burst of hot pink.

Courtesy of Donna Von Bruening Photographers

The drama of this decor comes from the height of the curly willow and calla lilies atop the already tall trumpet vase. The peonies and hydrangeas bring the garden into The Mansion’s ballroom, while the white dendrobium orchids give the piece sophistication.

Courtesy of Donna Von Bruening Photographers

The curly willow along with the lacy blue hydrangea, roses and tall bells of Ireland, give this arrangement a wild garden feel accentuated by the moss covered container.The clean crisp ivory satin ribbon adds structure to this whimsical centerpiece.

Courtesy of Amy Nieto Photography

This centerpiece showcases all the beauty of the garden without fighting with the unique and colorful artwork of The Mansion. A tall clear trumpet vase filled with green cymbidium orchids serves as the base for a lavish arrangement of pink peonies, pink gerbera daisies, yellow freesias and more green cymbidium orchids. The crowning glory of this arrangement is the flowering branches, the epitome of a spring garden.

Courtesy of Keit Do Photography

A reception site as dignified at The Telfair Museum of Art does not require much decor. It does, however, require decor that is worthy of being a museum of art. This simple centerpiece of white hydrangea, ivy and beautiful belles of Ireland arranged in a garden urn certainly brings the outdoors in with great elegance. The height of the bells of Ireland, accentuated by the moss parcel give the decor a regal feel fit for the Telfair.

The Color Of Love-Harvey Designs, Event and Floral Design, Savannah Georgia

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This elegant valentine’s bouquet is a mix of red tulips softened by blush roses. The greenery of the tulip is added to the bouquet for a striking contrast, both in color and shape, to the floral element of the bouquet.

Courtesy of Christine Hall Photography

With a short growing season and their amazing blooms, it is easy to see why peonies are one of our most popular spring flowers. This stunning bouquet of fuchsia, soft in its own right, is tempered further by a wonderful frill of seeded eucalyptus.

Courtesy of Donna Von Bruening Photographers

By using a bi-colored rose not only adds interest to a simple, classic bouquet, but it also ensures your groom won’t feel stuck wearing too much pink in his boutonniere.

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While we have seen valentine’s weddings shy away from true red for the softer palates, this vivid bouquet of red roses with dark red calla lilies, white roses and white cymbidium orchids brings all the traditional colors of the day.

This sweet cocktail arrangement of red and pink roses makes a subtle statement on any table.

Courtesy of Scarlett Lillian Photography

This lavish centerpiece of almost every pink flower possible and crystal is nothing if not romance.

Courtesy of Donna Von Bruening Photographers

Dark pink sweetheart roses are the perfect accompaniment to bi-colored standard roses for a smaller bouquet for the smaller participants in your wedding.

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Men typically don’t enjoy wearing flowers, especially not pink or red ones. By adding dark berries and purple satin ribbon this boutonniere has a masculine feel that a groom can appreciate.

Mercury Glass-Harvey Designs, Event and Floral Design, Savannah Georgia

Mercury glass (a common misnomer as the glass is actually mirrored with silver nitrate) has been in production since the mid nineteenth century. From its onset, mercury glass was created not for functionality, but for beauty. It is easy to see why over 150 years later, it is still an elegant accent to any decor.

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Using votive holders of color is a great way to add a sparkle of color to your table. These little green mercury glass votive holders add the right amount of colorful interest with out detracting from the beautiful centerpieces.

Courtesy of Tim Willoughby Photography

Gold branches and strands of crystals are brought to life by the subtle addition of gold mercury glass hanging votive holders.

Courtesy of Open Light Studio

Suspended from the curly willow throughout this gift table arrangement, the gold mercury glass hanging votive holders give an ethereal quality to this magnificent centerpiece.

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The luxurious gold of The Mansion ballroom is  reflected beautifully in these silver mercury glass pedestal vases adding a warmth to the space.

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While at this head table, the mercury glass adds a crisp clean look to lacy arrangements of blue hydrangea.

Splendid Spring Bouquets: Harvey Designs, Event and Floral Design, Savannah Georgia

With springtime comes perfect weather, and with perfect weather comes the perfect climate to grow some of the most beautiful flowers of the year. Perfect spring bridal bouquets showcase these wonderful flowers and all of the delightful hues that come with the season. Below is a small sampling of some of our favorite spring bridal bouquets.

Peach Roses, Peach Calla Lilies, Green Hydrangeas

Courtesy of Donna Von Bruening Photographers

This beautiful bouquet is a wonderful swirl of peaches and pale greens. The darker peach rose is a perfect standard rose, while the pale peach rose is a sweet garden rose. A touch of pink is brought to the bouquet in a peachy-pink calla lily and the soft minty hue of spring is provided by a long standing favorite; hydrangea.

Pink Ranulous, Pink Peonies, White Calla Lilies, Pink Roses, Lily of the Valley, Kiwi Branch

Courtesy of Christine Hall Photography

This exquisite bouquet is a delightful arrangement of pale pink peonies, hyacinth, and standard roses with a slightly darker pink ranuculus and sweet pea. The pinkness of the bouquet is softened with white calla lilies and lily of the valley and accented with kiwi vine and greenery.

Coral Roses, Coral Poppies, Coral Parrot Tulips, White Peonies, White Tulips

Courtesy of Ryan Smith Weddings

In a daring display of spring color, this bouquet combines some of the most wonderful spring flowers. The wonderful coral color is seen in the standard roses, poppies and wonderful parrot tulips. Lightness is brought to the bouquet in white peonies, tulips and ranunculus.

Blue Delphinium, Purple Sweetpeas, Peach Roses, Pink Wax Flower, Lily of the Valley

Courtesy of Christine Hall Photography

Not seen as much as in days gone by, this amazing waterfall bouquet makes you wonder why! A gorgeous combination of lavendar sweet peas, blue delphinium, blush standard roses and ivory ranunculus. White lilac and pink wax flower give this bouquet a wild garden air that truly makes it unique.

White Tulips, White Roses, Bear Grass, Crystals

Courtesy of Donna Von Bruening Photographers

What says spring more than tulips? This simple bouquet of white tulips, white calla lilies and white standard roses is made stunning with the addition of bear grass loops and clear crystals.