Sunday, April 3, 2011

Emily & Billy: Wedding, April 2, 2011

It was an amazing day yesterday...full of beautiful weddings and wild weather changes.  Emily & Billy chose Joyner Park in Wake Forest for the venue of the ceremony and reception.  Early April is always a gamble for an outdoor wedding.  Tents from Classic Party Rentals/ Raleigh provided some comfort from the cold winds (when we arrived for set-up it was only 38 degrees!).  And, as the day/ event went on the winds started to really gust.  Some changes on the fly had to be made.  See comments below for what I like to call 'Plan B'.

I love the above photo of the bride and her bridesmaids.  Emily looked radiant in a tea-length dress that just suited her personality.  The freezing temps in the morning did not dampen the spirits of the party. 
 Emily just loved her all white bouquet of hydrangeas, parrot tulips, ranunculus, oriental liles and freesia. The arrangement complimented her full gown and sweet personality.
 The bridemaids' bouquet contrasted perfectly against the hot orange dresses.  The baby green hydrangeas, peach parrot tulips, white freesia and curly willow wrap highlighted the rustic theme for the day.
 Bamboo chairs (rented from Classic Party Rentals) were just so cool for continuing the rustic chic theme.  Pew marker bouquets of baby green hydrangeas, purple iris and curly willow wrap contrasted nicely against the deep brown chair color. 
 The metal 'altar' arch was brought in and accented with 8' tall curly will branches, white cherry blossom branches, orange mokara orchids, white lilies and purple sweet peas.  The tall centerpice was supposed to be outside on a cocktail table (next to programs) but the winds were wrecking havoc with everything.  So, we moved it the altar area...I think it compliments it just perfectly.

 The bride was so excited about this look.  Burlap linens with White Cherry Blossom Branches in tall vases.  Small centerpieces of baby green hydrangeas, lanterns and silver mercury votives complimented the look.  BUT, the winds had other plans.  The gusts brought down some of the vases and I had to think really quick.
The infamous 'Plan B" tablescape for the day was a winner in my mind.  The tall vases were omitted and the branches and river rocks were scattered down the center of the table....AWESOME!  Problem solved.