Monday, September 14, 2009

Red and Purple Wedding Part 2 - The Chuppah

So when my clients for this wedding came to me, they had a lot of ideas, a lot of ideas, but the one area where they were a little stuck was the chuppah. They knew they wanted something different, but were not entirely sure what. The father of the bride was planning to build the chuppah frame since they couldn't find one that suited them, but how to decorate it?

We struggled, looked in magazines, searched on line, but the chuppah photos we found were too conventional, over flowing with either flowers or fabric. These were not conventional people. This was not going to be a conventional wedding.

We had a bit of an orb theme going on for the centerpieces, and eventually we decided to retranslate that on the chuppah with spheres and rings. As I type this, I can't help but think about how symbolic the ring form is to marriage - continuous, never ending.

My clients left it to me to figure out how this would all work together, but their mandate was not ordinary and not symmetrical!

As you can see, there were quite a few other flowers on the stage of Mechanics Hall. Keep your eye on them, as they will turn up in the next post. ;-)

Here you can see better the purple and red ring and orb shapes. I did not have this all diagrammed out, but I did have a pretty good idea in my head how all the different elements would balance out. I really wanted to carry the eye through and around the chuppah, or at least, that's what I hoped would happen!

Friends and family made the canopy which I believe will end up quilted for the bride and groom at some point. This chuppah was a true collaboration among many individuals and based on on the glowing happy faces that kept coming out of the dressing room to watch us work, a real success!

Part 3 still to come...


Angela Kusek-Schubert said...


So cool! You are so inventive and your clients are so lucky to have you!

Janet said...

Wowza! I am loving this chuppah! Your placements of the floral elements around the frame of the chuppah really does direct my eyes in and around the structure. This is beautiful and totally interesting.

Flower Design Jane said...

Gosh I love this Chuppa, totally delicious,

Becca said...

Very cool! I think it turned out great :-) I agree with Angela - they were lucky to have you!

INTRIGUE - floral design & decor said...

LOVE THIS!!! It takes talent to give carnations a high end feel and you did it. I look forward to seeing more of your work.


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