Monday, October 27, 2008

A Late Summer Backyard Wedding

Melissa getting her make up done by personal stylist, Nora Fink. She did an fabulous job.

Fablous cupcakes by Busken Bakery.

Melissa's bouquet included Hydrangea, green Roses, Hypericum berries, and white Dendrobium orchids.

Melissa and friends. Melissa is down in front, and yours truly is in the middle with the brown shirt.

Melissa & Ben Melissa and Ben are dear friends, and I loved being a part of their special day. Melissa and I were actually in Flower Class together about 7 years ago, and that is where I got my start. Also, Melissa was very hands-on in putting her wedding together. She loves to do this type of work, and she really has amazing style.

Ben and Melissa were married in Mexico a couple months earlier, and had their reception in Cincinnati. Melissa's long time friends, Patricia Castellini-Headley and Shiloh Marinich were the gracious hostesses, and they provided the venue for a beautiful evening. We actually pulled this party together in about a week, and the team consisted of Alison Wenstrup of Aviva Events and Courtenay Lambert Florals (that would be me). The photographer was the fabulous Chad Moon of Chad Moon Photography, and he did an absolutely amazing job. The party was catered by Matt Greco, an independent caterer who did an outstanding job....there are a lot of detail shots of the amazing food.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ryan Wenstrup & Colin Moore 8.8.08

I've been dying to post this wedding, and now that September and October are winding down, I have a little time! This wedding was expertly executed by Alison of Aviva Events, and there was no detail left undone. Ryan (the bride) and Colin (the groom) live in Scotland, and they are a wonderful couple...when we were setting up at Ault Park, you could tell it was going to be a fun evening! The weather could not have been more gorgeous, and Ault Park was a stunning setting. Ryan chose vibrant purples and blues, and the vibrant colors looked absolutely gorgeous in this setting.

The pictures are by Bob White of White Imagery, and the fabulous make up was done by Nancy from Brideface.

Men in word, "hot". Do I hear an amen ladies? Also, the men wore thistle for their boutonnieres which looked fabulous with their kilts, and has signifigance in the Scottish heritage. Here's the story, "Thistle was adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander III (1249 -1286). Legend has it that an Army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots landed at the Coast of Largs at night to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen. In order to move more stealthily under the cover of darkness the Norsemen removed their footwear. As they drew near to the Scots it wasn't the only thing hiding under the cover of darkness. For one of Haakon's men unfortunately stood on one of these spiny little defenders and shrieked out in pain, alerting the Clansmen of the advancing Norsemen. Needless to say, the Scots won the day. " I love that story, and I hope I got it right.

Here we have Alison (of Aviva Events) on the far left observing her very hip and cool significant other doing an air guitar rendition of something. I love this picture!

I decorated the mother of the bride's crutch at the last minute. We figured we could camouflage it....mission accomplished?