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Datura at St. Clements Castle

This past Sunday we put together a booth at the St. Clements Castle annual wedding show. St. Clements is one of our very favorite venues to work in – in fact, we were doing weddings there before there was even a ballroom, back in the days of the tent. But now, since they have two amazing rooms to choose from, they gave us a HUGE spot in the Prince Edward Ballroom.

Big, giant thanks to our good friend Jacklyn from JAGstudios who dropped by with her camera to take these incredible photos of our work.

hanging vase

We decided to go with earthy bouquets as an unexpected complement to the formal setting. First up, and my favorite, is a spin on the German biedermier style featuring green trick dianthus, craspedia, uluhe fern, leucadendron and bronze cymbidium orchids.

Jacklyn snapped such great images of this one, I couldn’t choose just one, so here are  a couple.

Next up is a bouquet of Cherry Brandy roses and blackberries accented with woven lily grass, protea and orchids. I’ve been intrigued lately by the idea of more conical bouquets; this one’s pretty subtle, but wait ’til the next show…

Here’s a queen protea surrounded by leucadendron, heather, purple mums, craspedia and magnolia, accented with loops of lily grass:

protea bouquet

This sceptre style bouquet is made of trimmed papyrus, craspedia, green trick dianthus and phaelonopsis orchids.

orchid sceptre

And last, we got Andrea from St. Clements to pose after a long day because I just couldn’t pull this bouquet off. Thanks Andrea.

Mokara bouquet

Next up is our big centerpiece – a tall glass pilsner vase with arachnis orchids is topped with a burst of bronze cymbidium, bells of Ireland and red-branch dogwood and surrounding it on the table is a circle of roses, mums, hypericum and equisetum. An olive silk cloth is topped by a burgandy and olive fern print – a perfect complement to the carpet in this room. Plates are topped with orbs of purple mums and chair backs are accented with foliage and blackberries.



table details

I made this for our media table – mostly because I found the candy dish and couldn’t resist making something in it.


At the far left is a table for two in gold, green and cranberry. Full chair covers are accented with single stems of papyrus and a cascade of foliages, heather, roses and orchids sit low on the Morrocan table runner.

table for two


No shows this weekend, but you’ll find us at The Wadsworth Mansion’s bridal show on Sunday the 21st. Join us as we go from warm reds to cool blues. We have a few tickets to give out, so get in touch if you’d like a pair.

Thanks again for the photos, Jacklyn.


4 responses

  1. wow amazing work guys! You never cease to amaze me!

    February 11, 2010 at 11:22 am

  2. Awesome as always, Tony!

    February 11, 2010 at 11:25 am

  3. This looks amazing Tony!! The colors are so gorgeous and refreshing!

    February 11, 2010 at 1:46 pm

  4. Absolutely gorgeous work! Interesting to see this venue in daylight.

    February 12, 2010 at 11:01 am

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