August 13, 2010
From the bottom of my heart, I always thank my clients for allowing us to participate in what will be one of the most memorable and cherished days of their lives. Sometimes those days becomes weeks and months and you begin to build a relationship. Coordinators can tell you this first hand since they share so many intimate details with the bride, groom and families. From the moment that Tracy Marini with Eventfully Yours introduced me to the Robucks, I knew I wanted to work with them to create their dream wedding. Charlotte (the bride) and Iris (the mom) where just so darn sweet. I cherished the thought of driving down memory lane as I visited the “barn” for the first time on Silver Lake in Leesburg. I spent some time growing up in Leesburg and worked at Silver Lake Country Club. In fact I helped open the facility way back in the late 80′s. Much to my surprise it was torn down and the lot sits empty.
Charlotte loved orchids and cerise and chartreuse colors. Her bouquet included Garnet Glow mini calla lilies and hand wired mini cymbidium orchid blossoms.
The girls carried a bouquet of Weber Parrot Tulips (an awesome variety with lots of textures, take a look at this link
for tulips) and white mini calla lilies.
Always going above the call of duty to assist where and when I can.
Mr. & Mrs. Robuck are just a delightful couple. I enjoyed exchanging flower stories with Iris. Mr. Robuck was so accomodating even going so far as painting the silver installation that was painfully obvious after we installed the pipe and drape around the perimeter of the barn.
I just love this picture that Troy Battle
captured of the flower girl. He is an amazing photographer and I can not thank him enough for being so great to work with and providing these wonderful images for your enjoyment. Be sure and clik the link to see more images of this wedding and others.
Mr. Robuck built this arbor which faced Silver Lake as the couple exchanged vows. Varying varieties of orchid sprays, ivy, variegated greenery and curly willow decorated the arbor.
An explosion of Calypso Mokara Orchids arranged in a variegated ginger leaf lined accented with curly willow brightened the table covered in a Apple Green Bengaline
Other tables included a soft and romantic pink cymbidium orchid spray tucked into a tall round vase. Pink parchment paper covered the flickering votive holders.
The cake carried the pink and green theme with a border of mini green cymbidiums and Garnet Glow mini calla lilies.
The beautiful coupled admiring their dream wedding and all the guest enjoying themselves.
I am often asked about elements that help drive the theme while remaining tasteful. I’ve seen these paper lanterns used and have used them myself in the past. But I always say use them in masses to provide an abundance of color and ambient lighting. So I couldn’t help myself by hanging absolutely ever last lantern the client purchased. It brought the tent alive with color.
I just love this picture from across the pond (of which I wanted to build a bridge across). You can actually see all the pink in the picture it is amazing.
June 14, 2009
The wedding tale continues. The second wedding for May 16th, 2009 was for the Gissy family. In May 2008 Linda Grier the owner of Greenery Productions introduced me to the Gissy family at the annual Give Kids The World Gala at the beautiful Peabody Orlando. We have supported this gala for the last three years by providing 140 centerpieces and foliage decor at no cost to GKTW. I am also proud to inform you we are the exclusive in house floral and foliage provider for corporate and social events plus we maintain the interior scape and are responsible for all the Christmas decor at The Peabody Orlando.
I introduced Lisa Konecny of E Events to the family as I knew she would be perfect for them and me in creating a stunning wedding. I think the images below captured by Damon Tucci tell the story of a dream wedding for Kate and Jared. Many of the planning session included Brenda Gissy which I enjoyed getting to know through the planning process of her daughter’s wedding.
Working with Bonnie Garfield at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
and her support over the last four years have been a blessing. She has helped me become a better advisor and consultant to many of our mutual brides and has watched me grow into one of Orlando’s premier wedding floral and decor providers.
The female attendants carried a bouquet of varying shades of pink peonies and ivory and pale green Weber/Parrot Tulips
which are amongst my favorite novelty tulips. The bride carried an all peony bouquet in varying pink shades. The groom wore a pink ranunculus
boutonniere while the male attendants sported a white ranunculus
The flower girls were so cute and I could not help myself capturing an image. They carried a much smaller version of the female attendants bouquet.
Our signature canopy of white chiffon placed over the Villa Piazza is always a bride favorite. The columns and black bars where covered with grape vine and floral clusters of antique green hydrangea, yellow, pink and ivory roses and tulips, white dendrobium
orchid sprays and hanging green amaranthus
favorite). The columns were topped with arrangements of the same floral. Framing the aisle where fresh cut flower hedges with hydrangea, roses, tulips, snap dragons and white dendrobium
orchid sprays. These would later be moved to line the front of the stage.
The 500 or so roses that were to be used as petals to create a design down the aisle was not to be because of the windy conditions. Instead, I delighted in covering the area where Kate and Jared exchanged vows.
The ten foot wide by five foot deep head table overlooked the custom vinyl covered dance floor that further overlooked the band. The custom logo and uplighting
illuminated the already beautiful Venetian Ballroom. The head table was dressed with a 42″ tall tapered vase topped with an arrangement of antique green hydrangea, yellow and pink roses and dutch tulips. Hanging green amaranthus
was a favorite detail that Kate desired. One thing I pride myself on is utilizing ceremony decor to help compliment the WOW factor. All the low floral dressing the head table is from the ceremony gazebo. The linens for the head table were a kiwi lamour
underlay with a Green Stratford
overlay that was a great compliment to the girls dresses.
The guest tables were dressed with a lime purple Fortuny from Over The Top
. The centerpieces where the same as the head table just a collection of both 28″ tall and 42″ tall tapered vases filled with water. Short white washed vases topped with a cluster of roses, floating hollow t-light holders, mahogany chiavari
chairs, gold chargers and kiwi colored satin napkins completed each guest table setting. Many thanks and sincere gratitude to the entire Greenery Productions floral team for flawlessly executing TWO stunning weddings for TWO wonderful families.