Saturday, June 5, 2010

Megan's Gorgeous Outdoor Ceremony at Pratt Gardens, Pilesgrove, NJ

I was so happy to work with Megan and catch up with her sister Becky (we took some classes at Wilmington University together). Megan chose purple as her primary color and we used it everywhere! I used lots of purple tulips, sweet peas, grape hyacinths, and lots of other pretty garden favorites! I love whimsical gardens and Pratt Gardens was beautiful. It reminded me of Lancaster County with all the rolling hills in the distance. I can't wait to see the professional photos, but here are some of mine that we took today.

I made a natural arbor for the guests and bridal party to walk under as the ceremony began. This was the first wedding that I used my new HUGE silver urns and pedestals! I love these!!! The flowers were made in another urn and dropped into these so they could be re-used for the reception. I always encourage using your ceremony flowers for the reception and getting the most out of your money. (NOTE: The silver urns and pedestals are available for rent and will work great anywhere, so if you like them, just ask for me to save them for your date.)
We tied purple satin to the urns to add a whimsical feel and also hung them in the gazebo to bring in more purple (and make the hanging baskets stand out more as well).

We added lavender hydrangeas to the chairs with long ivy and ivory satin draping down.

Megan wanted clean tables so we submerged tulips (wired with purple wire) and used floating candles in clear cylinders of 2 heights. Then we sprinkled rose petals and also some purple floral blooms of some other flowers we worked with in the urns. I wanted to add a variation of color over the purple linens. Can't wait to see how the candles all looked lit!

I tied in the same look on the cake and kept it simple with just a hint of color. A clean white cake was accented with purple tulips tied with purple wire. She and her family were so happy with everything! And the rain held out once again for a great outdoor event! Congratulations guys!!!

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