Monday, September 28, 2009

A Westin Colonnade Wedding

Last weekend we decorated a wedding at the classic Westin Colonnade Hotel in Coral Gables. We used soft hues of white, blush, and light green for an elegant, romantic feel to this ceremony and reception.

We decorated the ceremony site with white and ivory flowers and a crystal garland to compliment the crystal Chiavari chairs.

Chair decor with crystal garland and Hydrangeas

Rose petals in the aisle

Altar centerpieces

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of Cattleya Orchids, Cymbidium Orchids, Dendrobium Orchids, Phalaenopsis Orchids, and Stephanotis.

Cascading Orchid bouquet

The bridesmaids had nosegays with cream and antique pink Roses, light peach Spray Roses, and white Freesia.

Rose, Spray Rose, and Freesia nosegay

We decorated the ceremony steps with candlelight - this is where the bride makes her entrance before walking down the aisle.

Candlelight on ceremony steps

The place card table was decorated with a bed of Hydrangeas, Roses, Orchids, and Lilies, with Manzanita branches decorated with Orchid heads, hanging candles and crystals.

Manzanita design place card table

In the reception area we created three different designs for the tables,all featuring a mix of Hydrangeas, Roses, Orchids, Spray Roses, Stock, and Hanging Amaranthus.

Three cylinder vase centerpiece

Cone-shaped vase centerpiece

Hydrangeas Roses Round Centerpiece

Ti leaf, Hydrangea, Tulip, Curly Willow,and hanging crystal and candle centerpiece

Hydrangeas tulips hanging crystals

To decorate the fountain, the main focal point of the room, we placed a tall centerpiece with Hydrangeas, Orchids, and Curly Willow branches with hanging candles, Rose petals and Gerbera Daisies in the water, and votive candles around the ledge.

Rose petals and Gerbera Daisies floating in fountain water

Fountain top centerpiece

Here are a few pictures of the Rotunda ballroom. It's a breathtaking setup, especially with the pin lights highlighting each table and all the votive candles lit.

Westin Colonnade Coral Gables Rotunda ballroom

Westin Colonnade Coral Gables Rotunda ballroom

Westin Colonnade Coral Gables Rotunda ballroom

We were so pleased to be a part of this lovely celebration! Best wishes to bride and groom Llynette and Wajih!

Also, here is a great video made by Artistic Film Productions of the wedding day. It's so creative and artistic that we wanted to share.

Llynette & Wajih's Wedding Day Trailer from Artistic Film Productions on Vimeo.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Luana and Jon's Hawk's Cay Wedding

Hello readers,

It hasn't been long, but since our kind and talented friends Victoria and Gaelle at Studio 1791 Photography were nice enough to share these photographs with us, we just couldn't wait to show them to you.

Luana and Jon were married at the Hawk's Cay Resort in Duck Key. Luana, being Brazilian, wanted lots of bright colors used in her wedding: plum, orange, hot pink, green, and yellow!

The ceremony took place outside on a perfect day. Here is the gazebo, beautifully decorated with strands of purple Dendrobium Orchids.

Gazebo decor

For the bride we created a bouquet with mango Mini Calla Lilies highlighted with green Cymbidium Orchids.

Calla Lily and Orchid bouquet

The groom matched with a green Cymbidium Orchid boutonniere, highlighted with a Guinea feather, Seeded Eucalyptus, and Horsetail.

Cymbidium Orchid boutonniere

And for the bridesmaids, a nosegay with a mix of orange and purple Mokara Orchids.

Bride and bridesmaids bouquets

For the two flower girls to carry, we create a floral "purse" with Spray Roses and Misty Limonium, and a basket made of Horsetail with petals to scatter.

Flower girl's purse

Flower girl's basket

Our design for the outdoor place card table was a vase with green Cymbidium Orchids inside, topped with orange Lilies, Roses and Spray Roses, Mokara Orchids, and Misty Limoinium.

Place card table

Some details from the signing "tree" and the cocktail tables...

Signing tree

Cocktail tables

The party then moved indoors for the reception, and tables decorated brightly with a mix of vibrant colors: Roses and Spray Roses, Mokara Orchids, Mini Calla Lilies, Tulips, Orchids, Lilies, Veronicas, and touches of yellow Solidago and purple Misty Limonium.

Tall centerpiece


Low centerpiece

What a celebration! Best wishes, Luana and Jonathan. Thanks again to our friends at Studio 1791 Photography! Be sure to check them out for your next wedding, event, or portrait!

Friday, August 21, 2009

More from Brianna's Grove Isle wedding...

We just wanted to share these magnificent pictures and slideshow taken by Roy Llera from Roy Llera Photographers. If features photos from Brianna and Don's July 4, 2009 wedding at the Grove Isle. He's a true master of photography and a kind soul, and always makes our work look even nicer! Thanks Roy!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Melanie's Wedding

On Sunday was a beautiful wedding at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach. The ceremony took place in a room with stunning views of the beach and ocean, with the reception in a large ballroom. This wedding had an elegant and ethereal theme in the decor, using white Orchids, Roses, Tulips, Hydrangeas, and Lilies, with accents of butterflies, crystals, and greenery throughout.

Beginning with the ceremony, where we created this custom Chuppah:

Crystal Chuppah

Across the top and sides we hung crystal strands...

Top of Chuppah

Side view

And on the back strands of butterflies.


The bride carried a bouquet of white Cymbidium Orchids and white Roses...

Bride's bouquet

Cymbidium Orchids and Roses

... with the groom's boutonniere to match.

Cymbidium Orchid boutonniere

The bridesmaids carried a nosegay of white Roses rimmed with green Hypericum Berries, and the groomsmen wore a white Rose and Hypericum Berry boutonniere, highlighted with a feather.

Bridesmaids nosegay

Groomsmens boutonniere

A flower girl's pomander.

Flower girl's pomander ball

Moving into the reception area...


We mixed different styles of centerpieces on the guest tables, including Manzanita branches and Driftwood adorned with Orchids, Anthuriums, and Lilies and hanging crystals, candles, and butterflies.

Manzanita branch centerpiece


Tall Driftwood centerpiece

The highlight of the room was the four upside-down Tulip trees.

Tulip tree

Tulip centerpiece

Closeup of Tulip tree

We were happy to be a part of such an amazing wedding! Hope you enjoyed the pics!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sandra and Joe's Wedding

On August 1st we had the wedding of Sandra and Joe at the Rusty Pelican restaurant overlooking the bay in Key Biscayne. The views, flowers, and bride were lovely and everything came together great. We used a bright fall color scheme throughout the decor.

First we have the bride's bouquet, with ivory Roses, cream Roses, blush Spray Roses, cream Mini Calla Lilies, and white Stephanotis with pearl pins.

Bride's bouquet

Here are the bridesmaids bouquets, with sunset and red Roses highlighted with green Hypericum Berries.

Bridesmaid's bouquets

Closeup bridesmaid's bouquet

And a groomsman's boutonniere with a sunset Rose and Seeded Eucalyptus.

Sunset Rose boutonniere

The ceremony arch we created with Curly Willow branches, Maple leaves, orange, red and yellow Peruvian Lilies, and green Hanging Amaranthus, along with the beautiful view from the Rusty Pelican in the background.

Ceremony arch

Arch closeup

The cocktail tables were a trio of bud vases with a sunset Tulip.

Cocktail tables

The place card table design had a gathering of red James Storie Orchids, Kangaroo Paws, Hypericum Berries, and Roses.

Place card table

And last but not least, the reception table centerpieces, where we used orange, burgundy, and golden yellow Roses, orange Mokara Orchids, burgundy and gold Mums, and touches of yellow Solidago. Manzanita branches adorned with Orchids and hanging candles extended upward from the flowers.


Reception table

Closeup of the flowers...

Closeup of centerpiece

Closeup of flowers

Branches with Orchids, hanging candles and crystals.

Manzanita branches

Orchids, hanging candles and crystals

And Cymbidium Orchids on the cake.

We hope you all enjoyed the beautiful day and a spectacular wedding. Best wishes Sandra and Joe!