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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