Thursday, September 17, 2009

An Event for the Ages...

This gorgeous, multi-faceted wedding definitely goes down as one of our all-time favorites! With a marvelous, rambling private estate as the backdrop - and a perfect August night - it was downright unforgettable!

The Bride's dress was stunning in it's simplicity. Love the ruffled detail and color of her Mom's...
The Stoneblossom bouquet was a showstopper in a riot of hot color! Nerine and gloriosa lilies, zinnias, dahlia and asclepia with touches of herbs and tendrils of bittersweet - was just right for the outdoor ceremony under a massive oak. That "picked" from the garden look was just what the Bride had in mind - as if we gathered the colorful array from the lush gardens everywhere on the estate!

The flower girl's wreath of mokara orchids.

The ring bearer's hand-made pillow with matching silk tie continued the hot palette.

Our French Wyre Urns overflowed with late summer flowers, grasses and foliage cut from the surrounds.

Dreamy rose petal carpet

Twiggy chair decor...

Following the ceremony guests meandered through the gardens to the cocktail area to enjoy antipasti and top shelf libations....

Sweet cocktail florals in mossy pots

Ahhhh... prosciutto and melon!

Check out the cool Spirit House bird feeder next to our lush Place Card table design!

Classic music filled the air as dusk fell and the terrific lighting by ECLPS kicked in!

On to the spectacular Dinner Tent! We chose a clear-topped structure so landscape lighting in this woodsy clearing could illuminate the trees - giving the magical feel of being completely outside for this "al fresco" meal. A new band played through dinner with Big Band and Frank Sinatra favorites.
Half of the guests were seated at wooden farm tables - including the 30 ft head table. We built birch canopies over them with lots of hanging votives. The effect was amazing!!!!

Clusters of flowers accented each canopy corner and lots of woodsy foliage...

Colorful florals in a variety of mossy pots meandered down each tablescape.

Guests seated at square tables were treated to huge displays on custom painted iron stands.

Lanterns and votives everywhere!

The clear tent was just amazingly effective...

Ceremony flowers were moved and dramatically lit

And just when you thought your senses couldn't take any more - the party kicked into full swing in the Lounge and Dance Tent - a graceful Century tent from Newport Tent. And yes - another band!
Comfy lounge furnishings and black and white paisley linens were topped with contemporary florals in glossy black containers.

11:00 pm and the point of no return! A DJ friend from LA played "I just can't stop dancing" tunes till sun up! Great lanterns and lighting from ECLPS.


Event Design, Florals and Birch Canopies by Stoneblossom

Dinner Tent: Chase Canopy

Lounge and Dance Tent: Newport Tent

Farm Tables and Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Lesley and Brett at Rosecliff

The New England weather was just right for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and unforgettable evening for Lesley and Brett. The Snap! girls were on hand to record every luscious detail.
Love this shot of the gown and bouquet ready to go!
Naomi' Garcia's gorgeous textural bouquets were the perfect complement to the tailored gowns.
The Bride carried fluffy white peonies, contrasted with white anemones and phalaenopsis orchids.
Here we go!!!
The flower girls just love those fairy wands!
Simple, elegant cocktail florals and candlelight...
The sophisticated detailing on the cake actually mirrored that of the Bride's very special gown.
Orchids on the napkin - a nice finishing touch to the placesetting...
Lush low designs in classic white and green.
Designer extraordinaire Donna Foster ("Donner" to some of her pals - like one of Santa's flying deers) did a fabulous job on these really wonderful tall displays - all phalaenopsis orchid sprays with just touches of ivy. "Stupendo"! as our friend Paolo would say...!
Florals by Stoneblossom

Fab photos (as ALWAYS!) by Snap!