Thursday, February 18, 2010

REAL WEDDING: RONALD + JANNE (February 18, 2010)

It's a surprise in this age of production-number weddings that there are still those who can afford to do it at very short preparation time. It's amazing, really, how one can just give the most basic elements a long hard look and ignore the things that other brides dream of (yes, a grand, GRAND wedding, what else?). As we always say, it's the people involved that count. Everything else is secondary.

A very simple & nice garden wedding with it's own share of amusing troubles like someone forgot the fetch the bride from the room when it was her turn (Guess who did the fetching?). But you know, the bride was the jolly kind and she was really really nice to work with. Left: At the altar with her groom. Right: A huge fan of our blog, the bride decided to forgo of the usual aisle flowers and we came up with these paper cones filled with rose petals. Those sitting along the aisle scattered the petals to the wind as the bride walked past them. Now, isn't that nice, having your guests participate, too? The cones can be a D-I-Y project for your own wedding. I printed one master copy with a damask pattern and photocopied it. So there! :-)

The bridal bouquet is composed of lightly scented Holland Matthiola, with random inserts of succulent cacti shoots, white wax flowers, wisps of ostrich feathers, and white Cymbidium orchids. Instead of a brooch, we used a light green crystal buckle at the handle held in place by a chocolate brown satin ribbon, reflecting one of the two secondary color motif.

For the Moms & Maid of Honor, we created one-of-a-kind hand-tieds using imported white Lisianthus & different sizes of succulent cacti - something that we first made last year but we are repeating this year but sans the berries. I think they're really beautiful, unique, and eye-catching. Fans (uy, fans daw, o!) of this blog will see more of the succulent family being used in our future arrangements. Hopefully we'd have a bride who would be willing to use an all-succulent bouquet (and we mean zero flowers!). If you're that bride, please let me know the soonest!

Left: This Altromeria-Rice Flowers-Snapdragon tandem has been Vatel Manila's signature arrangement for entourage flowers (not bridal) since 2009. Until now, I see no reason to improve it because even if we use pink, white or yellow versions of this one, the arrangement will always be lovely & fun! I just hope it doesn't get copied too often. Right: For the second time, we made these moss pillows as requested by the bride only the night before the wedding. @_@ Good thing I always have materials to make these pillows even at short notice. Compared to this one, this version has a nice lattice work using narrow satin ribbons held in place by pearl-head pins.


Ceremony Setup//

Entourage Flowers//

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