a floral and event design studio

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.

the booth

from the balconyFor 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.

colliseumCat 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.



bronze cymbidium

rose bouquet

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.


5 responses

  1. Mission accomplished, ever need a shooter for images of these booths…don’t look far 🙂 Stunning! Love to see more Blog action!

    February 4, 2010 at 4:06 am

  2. Great work. Looks like you had a nice big booth/space to exhibit in. We just did our first show of the season on Jan. 16th so I know the thought and work you put into it.

    February 4, 2010 at 11:26 am

  3. Jacklyn

    Stunning work as always! Love the purses and the whole display!!!

    February 4, 2010 at 11:27 am

  4. Amy

    Your work always floors me, but this is above and beyond. Congratulations!!!

    February 4, 2010 at 8:50 pm

  5. love love love!!! the canvases look great Tony!!

    February 11, 2010 at 11:25 am

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