A Blue and Ivory Arrowhead Affair

Liz and Jack were married at Century Chapel at Naper Settlement and had their reception at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. Their colors were blue and ivory and flowers included callas, orchids, tulips, thistle, iris, hydrangea and monkey tail.

For the personal flowers, Liz carried a posh, Euro-style all-white Phaleanopsis orchid bouquet. It had 7 stems of orchids hand-tied into a cascading shape. It was so stunning! The bridesmaids and Mother of Honor carried bouquets of calla lilies with monkey tail accents. The bouts and corsages consisted of callas and orchids and some also had monkey tail accents.

For the ceremony, I designed a custom monogrammed aisle runner for the aisle. We attached blue hydrangea to every-other pew and put 2 altarpieces at the altar. We also did 2 parent offerings.

For the reception, I made Chicago table numbers, a seating chart, Thank You signs, and Bride and Groom signs to accompany all of the beautiful flowers we did. We reused the altarpieces on 2 tables in the cocktail area and recycled the hydrangea from the pews in the same area on the highboys and accent tables. The monogram from the aisle runner was reused on the DJ table so it was front-and-center on the dance floor. To hold the gift cards, I did my signature floral-rimmed gift card holding vase in blue and white flowers including thistle, iris, stock, hydrangea, delphinium and tulips. For the head table, we accented the sweetheart table with vases for the bouquets, a toss bouquet and petals.

The centerpieces consisted of two styles: half of them were large bubble bowls with sculptural callas and variegated lily grass and the other half were cylinder trios with submerged thistle, orchids and tulips and floating candles on top. Submerging the thistle was the bride’s idea and I totally loved it! I will totally be using thistle again in the future! It has a great texture!

I really enjoyed working with Liz and her mom planning her wedding. I wish her and Jack a wonderful life together as husband and wife!

Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Rowe!

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5 Comments

  1. kiokreations
    Posted February 13, 2011 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    Register for what? Our floral design classes are listed here: http://kiokreations.com/services/floral-design-class/

  2. salma
    Posted February 13, 2011 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    Is it too late to register for 2 more people. How much and what time?

  3. Deb Dean
    Posted March 2, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Kristen, it was a pleasure working with you as well. I can’t tell you how many people complimented your pieces. The thistle was indeed a big hit. You made everything easy and beautiful! Thanks very much!

  4. kiokreations
    Posted March 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Liz, I loved working with you and your mom on your wedding! The blue eryngium was among my favorite details and I will be using it more and more thanks to your suggestions!!! I have another bride already eying your bouquet too! I wish you the best Liz and thanks for letting me be a part of your big day!

  5. Liz Rusnak-Rowe
    Posted March 2, 2010 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Kristen,
    Everything looked amazing and everyone I talked to raved about your awesome designs. Thank you so much!