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The Wadsworth Mansion

In February, we had the honor of displaying some of our work at the Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill in Middletown – a venue that’s not only gorgeous but also right in our backyard. The show was awesome – incredible food, drinks, fashion and decor all around.
We decided we needed a bouquet model for this show and Shelley from The Wedding Dress in Portland (whose dresses at the show were all really delicious) lent us this short, tiered dress — i love the toulle peeking out from the hem. And it fit Aryn perfectly! Debbie from The Hair Affair in Middletown did her hair and makeup. She’s carrying a modern cascade of blonde cymbidium, curly willow and Yoko Ono mums accented with lily grass and umbrella fern. I was still working on this one when guests began arriving.

It was just too tempting – I had to make these earrings to match this cascade.

The show got crazy fast – LOTS of people coming through. Here I am being charming.

Our second bouquet is a European drop of green crystals and blonde cymbidium orchids – simple, lightweight and fun to carry. Have you seen one of these before? Cat is so clever!

and, because we all want to see it a little closer:

Next: the sword. Well, that’s what people were calling it anyway – it’s just a simple, gathered bouquet of eremurus, blue thistle and lily grass with a pearl-wrapped handle.

How much do we love this bouquet of simple daffodils?? It’s wrapped in yellow baby yarn – so soft to hold!

And, before we move on to our tablescape, this German-inspired bouquet of ranunculus, thistle, lisianthus, spray roses and knotted ribbon:

Here’s a shot of the whole booth. Love this ballroom!

We chose a combination of gold shantung and nile damask cloths for our tablescape and we accented it with gold chair covers, nile ties and vintage crystal plates, and bowls. The linen was doing such a great job being gorgeous, we kept our table flowers and our mantel decor simple and understated (but with style, of course). We used soft buttery lisianthus and phaelonopis for the tabletop. miniature monstera foliage and yellow cymbidium add interest to the table. The votives don’t hurt either. some details:

Thank you once again to Jackie from JAGstudios! She dropped by with her beautiful sister to help us out with a few photos for the blog.


3 responses

  1. Love, love, love the “drop” bouquet! Gorgeous colors!

    March 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

  2. my favorite pic is of you being charming!! Great stuff all around guys!

    March 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm

  3. I love this table! Beautiful color palette & the details… Tony & Cat = true artists!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm

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