Datura at the Riverhouse
After a crazy blur of a photo shoot in New Orleans (more to come on that), we put together our booth for the season’s first wedding show at the Riverhouse in Haddam – one of our favorite venues. Our focus was to accent the regal setting with an unexpected palette of cherry, grape, lime and orange.
For one centerpiece, we strung iron vases and lanterns on cherry ribbon and hung them from the chandelier. The vases were filled with purple hydrangea, cherry brandy roses and trachelium, accented with foliage, tangerine votives filled the Morrocan lanterns.
Our second centerpiece was inspired by the arches of a Roman colliseum and featured bells of Ireland, cherry brandy roses, orange tulips, hypericum berries and red dogwood branches with orange mokara orchids attached.
Cat made these incredible purse bouquets – not only high-fashion, but functional as well. A bride (or bridesmaid) could easily store a lipstick and a few other items right in her bouquet. (please note my lovely wife Aryn, wearing a veil I made from foliage, berries and orchids) in the portrait in the background – image by Jacklyn of Jagstudios.
Next up: our bouquet vignette – 2 cymbidium orchid bouquets are accented with uluhe fern shoots and lily grass, the bronze bouquet is wrapped in natural magnolia leaves, while the red miniature spray is wrapped with variegated aspidistra. The two rose bouquets are also finished with lily grass and foliage-wrapped handles – for the backdrop, an image of a parasol Cat made, image by Carla Ten Eyck Photography.
This weekend we’re at St. Clements in Portland for their annual show – always a great one. Come visit from 11 -3 and stay tuned for photos.