Last Saturday morning I loaded a few crates of stunning fresh flowers into my car and headed to St. Paul's United Methodist Church
in Berlin, MD. When I drove towards the church I saw tissue paper wedding bells hanging from the bright red front doors and stands of purple and white ribbon spun around the handrails - it made me smile immediately. There's nothing quite like the sound of church bells ringing on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
Over the past few months I have been working with Ms. Eloise, a woman of wonder who helps her family and friends plan their weddings and parties, as she planned Valerie's wedding day.
The bride asked for flowers in purples and whites and had a color scheme of 'wisteria and silver'. The first flower that came to mind when purple and white were brought into play were picasso calla lilies; the simple calls with purple centers and white exteriors. Eloise relayed my flower suggestions to the bride and confirmed the use of calla lilies, roses, stock & ferns.
Valerie's bouquet was a beauty! The bouquet was composed of purple calla lilies that looked as though they had been painted with watercolors, purple and white roses, white and purple stock, eucalyptus stems, sprengeri fern, flat fern and plumosa. The cascading bouquet hung just the right way and the calla lilies definitely caught the eye's attention!
The bride's bouquet was wrapped in a wisteria-colored satin ribbon with white and silver accents. A dangling silver charm featured pearls and rhinestones and was pinned to the stem wrap.
The Maid of Honor carried a bouquet of calla lilies, purple roses & purple stock flowers.
The 8 bridesmaids carried bouquets of 10 picasso lilly stems, 2 purple roses, & a blend of a few fern stems.
Each bouquet was wrapped in purple ribbon and pinned with a streaming purple and rhinestone pin for added bling.
Earl's boutonniere may be one of my favorite LML creations to date! I love how this bout turned out. A silver bout cone was filled with a single purple calla lily to match the bride's bouquet, a white stock flower head, a fern leaf, and a silver charm that matched those on the bridesmaid's bouquets.
Congratulations, Valerie & Earl, on your marriage! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together and all of the joys of uniting your families and friends. I hope that your wedding day was everything you had hoped for.
Thank you, Eloise, for suggesting that I be a part of this wedding day and sharing your talents with me. I look forward to working with you again in the future!