Sunday, November 23, 2008

Almost a Wedding!

We did a fabulous renewal of vows ceremony and party this week - it had all the components of wedding, so we kept referring to the happy couple as the bride and groom even though they have been married for 25 years!

We decorated a chuppa in the chapel of Congregation Beth Israel in Worcester for the ceremony. We used lots of birds of paradise, which were used in the wedding in 1983, but gave them a more tropical look than the first time around.

The "bride" left her bouquet to our discretion so long as it coordinated with her copper gown and had birds of paradise, her favorite flower. This was one fun bouquet to make! Magenta anemones, purple dendrobium orchids, and orange roses tie in some of her gown's embellishments. And you'll notice some of the metal details...

...there was a bit of a metal theme...

...that showed up almost every where, although not in the maid of honor's bouquet which was simply elegant with 'Charley Brown' cymbidium orchids, 'Indian Sunset' roses, and dark brown ti leaves.

The "groom's" boutonniere was a section of bird of paradise and the groomsmen had 'Indian Sunset' roses. They also had gold and copper wire wrapped around the stems.

And my favorite part - I had nothing to do with! The 'groom' made the centerpieces! He owns a scrap metal business and everyone decided that it would be great fun and very appropriate for a silver anniversary, to incorporate as much of his metal as possible.

So he made these amazing metal blocks out of all different materials and finishes. We just added a floral accent, as the blocks were really show stoppers!

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