Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mid-Winter Wedding - Blue, White, and Ice

This will probably be the last wedding post for a while, as not too many people in New England get married in the bleak winter. The dark days, the chance of bad weather, all can cast a pallor over winter wedding plans, but for those taking the winter challenge on, there is much to be gained! Venues and vendors are more available so you might have your pick where those who marry in more popular months may not get their first choice and have to settle.

Our bride chose a mostly white color palette with blue as the accent as her maids were in navy. Her bouquet has seasonally appropriate 'Snowy Jewel' roses, ranunculus, and mini callas, with small accents of gray berries and foliage, and a dark green lemon leaf collar.


The handle of her bouquet was wrapped in satin from her mother's wedding gown, and beadwork from her grandmother's wedding gown for a sentimental touch. The beadwork was particularly fragile and I'm afraid after hours of being clutched in the hand the silk threads holding it together may have dissolved! But I'm sure there were enough beads to perhaps be repurposed into a necklace or other adornment for the next bride in the family.


The men's boutonnieres were silvery gray berries (tortum cones) wrapped with a touch of blue ribbon.


The maids' bouquets featured blue hydrangea, hyacinth, grape hyacinth, roses, tulips, and dusty miller foliage.


The chapel was unlocked a half an hour late, which put us behind the eight ball for setting up, so I only got one quick picture of some of the altar flowers as I was sneaking out the side door, just before the bride was to enter.


I think I mentioned ice in the title of this post! Well, here you can see what I mean as the morning sun hit the crystal strands in the centerpieces.


Another view in Tuckerman Hall, again with the sun lighting up this one centerpiece.


Here you can see the crystal strands a little better. Tall cylinder vases, natural birch branches, mounds of white hydrangeas, a few dendrobium orchids, and crystals - if you were in Worcester Mass in December 2008, you might think this bride was paying homage to our horrific ice storm!

6 comments:

Janet said...

That bridal bouquet with it's beaded wrap is insanely gorgeous!

flwrjane said...

beautiful in blue. your bouquet wrap is fantastic.

Bree said...

loooooooove it!

Sprout said...

Thanks! Can you believe I got every flower, stick, sparkle, and vase back?! The vases were rentals, but they bought all the rest. If only I had something going on midweek I could have donated to...

Michelle May said...

wow, Cathy, beautiful. love the sparkle!

Sprout said...

Very "Ice Storm 2008", isn't it?

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