September 1, 2010
Even though John and Lisette’s Wedding was months ago, Britt and I have been so busy planning Monica’s 40th Birthday that we haven’t even had a chance to blog about their Day-of and Floral Coordination!
Lisette chose all of her vases and centerpiece pots, but gave Britt and I full creative license over the rest of the floral design. Using John and Lisette’s mid-century mod wedding theme and the venue location of the desert, we chose a variety of succulents for the reception centerpieces. We found a great succulent wholesaler who provided us with a fantastic assortment of flower-like style succulents. We wanted a softer, more feminine desert look, instead of the traditional ‘prickly’ cactus style succulents. We potted a combination of small 2″ and 5″ succulents in two sizes of black and white pots for the reception tables.
Lisette wanted a unique-style bouquet that reflected the venue’s yellow and white color-scheme and mid century 50’s pop art style. She selected a few photos of bouquets she liked and using them as inspiration, we created a center of yellow billy buttons surrounded by white mini mums. We tore strips of white cotton material and wrapped the bouquet, folding in the edges and pinning it with long pearl pins. We also made three bridesmaid bouquets.
We made John’s boutonniere with wired succulents and billy buttons, tying in the succulent centerpieces and Lisette’s bouquet.
We made two pin-on corsages for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom.
We chose yellow spider mums for the milk bottle vases Lisette selected and yellow wild mums for the white dot vases around the house. We used the remaining succulents to fill the decorative vases in the entrance and around the living room. We cut the heads off of five bunches of yellow mums and filled six glass lanterns that lined the ceremony isles.
We filled twenty-five white bud vases with billy buttons that we spread around the inside and outside of the venue to give a modern, minimalist look.
I made the flower girl a flower ball for her to carry as she walked down the isle. Although, not knowing she was so little, I think it was too heavy for her! But she looked awfully cute!