When Maggie and her mother approached us with the vision for Maggie & Brandon’s wedding, we were excited instantly. Their August nuptials were held at Homewood’s Our Lady of Sorrows while the reception followed at Rosewood Hall at SoHo Square. Maggie enlisted the fabulous Emily Kicklighter to photograph the day and we thank her for sharing these beautiful shots.
The day started at Maggie’s parent’s home where the girls not only got ready but took portraits. Maggie’s bouquet was kept in the color scheme of traditional white and cream. Designer Alan designed a bouquet which included white anemone, roses, locally grown dahlias, and small tufts of hydrangea.
Beyond her bouquet, everything else in Maggie’s wedding was packed full of color. Her bridesmaids wore charcoal chiffon floor-length gowns and carried clutch bouquets of purple aster, cherry brandy roses, green hypericum berries, craspedia, green cymbidium orchids, mango calla lilies, magenta ranunculas, and assorted color dahlias. Their bouquets were wrapped in a coordinating charcoal ribbon.
Our Lady of Sorrows was decorated from the entrance to the exit. A moss “M” and “B” were hung on the doors, and the angels outside were adorned with head pieces. Every other pew was marked by floral badges also in the wedding colors. The aisle was adorned with a custom hand painted aisle runner with the couples’ monogram while the altar was flanked on either side by large arrangements in grey urns.
Their reception was held at Rosewood Hall in SoHo Square. The entrance to the ballroom was spectacular. AG Lighting built a four post truss which was draped in white voile fabric for us to hang single stem blooms and white paper lanterns. Those blooms included lotus pods, coxcomb, and green cymbidium orchids.
Designer Alan created 5 different looks for Maggie’s centerpieces. Each arrangement was similiar in style which was a glass cylinder with sliced fruit filled with water beads and topped with floral mounds. Four of the arrangements were each mounds of cherry brandy roses, green spider mums, purple hydrangea, and green cymbidium orchids. The fifth arrangement was a looser mound with a mixture of the wedding colors including orange spray roses, magenta stock, craspedia, purple aster, cherry brandy roses, green hypericum berries, green hanging amaranthus, and silver branches which held hanging votive candles. Each table was draped in an apple green pintuck linen provided by Decor to Adore. All lighting was produced by Alex Garmon of AG Lighting, and the wonderful silver chiavari chairs were rented from Event Rentals Unlimited.
Obviously floral design was extremely important to Maggie, and her vision certainly extended to her bride and groom’s cake tables. The bride’s cake was created by Diane Olexa of Olexa’s Cakes & Catering. The top and bottom tiers each were trimmed in coordinating charcoal ribbon and adorned with brooches. The top tier had a mound of bright florals and the entire cake rested upon a 54″ bed of flowers.
Brandon’s groom’s cake table was inspired from his career in the minor leagues. The table consisted of several cakes in the shape of a baseball hat, baseball field, glove, and ball. We created a table of wheat grass so that Olexa’s could display their creations atop their granite slabs. As you can tell from her reaction, Maggie was ecstatic over the results.
Thank you again Maggie and Brandon for trusting us to bring your vision to life. We wish you much happiness and great success in all of your endeavors.
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