Saturday, June 11, 2011

Emily and Mark 6-10-2011

Emily found a photo of a gorgeous aisle treatment done in thick petals with huge hurricanes along it.  We modified the idea a bit, in order to use a more sturdy vessel, and of course, to keep the petals from costing a king's ransom!  This was what we ended up doing down the aisle--beautiful!  My understanding was that she used about 100 roses to make the petals (an easy thing to do, by the way, if you want to save a few dollars!) She made the petals a couple days ago, put them in plastic zip lock bags in her refrigerator, and brought them to us the day before the wedding.  We took it from there!
The glass cylinders have petals sunk in the water (they want to float!) and a 3" floating candle on the top of the petals which we lit for the ceremony. 
This really looked amazing!  And it could be done in any number of colors or combinations of colors. 

Oh my, the flower girls always steal the show!  Sooooooo cute!  Olivia and Savannah.  Olivia is the daughter of the Matron of Honor (the bride's sister) and Best Man!  They are alumni of Aberdeen Manor from five years ago. 
As I mentioned on our Facebook page--the bride and groom did it right!  They remembered not to toast to themselves! Just as you wouldn't sing Happy Birthday to yourself or applaud for yourself, and of course, Queen Elizabeth doesn't sing "God Save the Queen" to herself: you don't toast to yourself.  Just one of those little etiquette things that gets frequently missed.  Good job Emily and Mark!
The bride and groom left to a bubble send off in their limo after enjoying a delicious meal of champagne chicken, sour cream and chive mashed potatoes, and chef's medley, followed by their beautiful wedding cake.
It was a lovely evening for everyone!
Best wishes you two!

1 comment:

Connie said...

Sooooo gorgeous. Hard to believe the garden could be any more beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I miss the regular pics but I know how busy you are!