Katie and Joe were married at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Naperville and had their reception at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. Their colors were navy, eggplant, mango and yellow. It was a fun steady in complimentary colors for me! The flowers included mini callas, roses, delphinium and lots of orchids including Mokara, Cymbidium, Dendrobium and Oncidium varieties.
Katie’s bouquet was awesome. It had lots of orchids in yellow and orange, mango and eggplant callas and blue delphinium. It was so textural and I just loved it. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of orchids, callas and roses in mostly orange and yellow with accents of eggplant and handles wrapped in navy satin. The flower girl carried a totally cute floral wand made with orchids and sweetheart roses. The guys wore calla, sweetheart rose, and rose bouts and the corsages had a mix of all of the blooms. The color combos looked awesome together.
The church was so modern and beautiful–it is rare to be surrounded by huge clear windows of bright light in a Catholic Church since so many of them have the dimmer stained-glass windows which don’t let in a ton of natural light. The altar was also more sleek and modern and they provided two dark wood pedestals for our altarpieces to sit on. The altarpieces were pilsner vases with curly willow branches and a mix of Mokara, Dendrobium and Oncidium orchids in yellow and orange. They were later moved to the gift and escort card tables at the reception.
Arrowhead looked great as always and I really loved the navy sashes on the chairs. I really love working this venue as its beautiful and the food is great and the staff is fantastic!!
For the reception, we did submerged centerpieces for the guest tables that had submerged purple dendrobium orchids in the tallest, orange mokara orchids in the middle height and yellow oncidium orchids in the shortest ones. Floating candles completed the look. The 2 pseudo head tables also got vases for the bouquets and petal accents.
The cake was one of my favorites of all time and based off of a design Katie found that originally had orange rose petals but we swapped them out for orchids instead. 3 strands of wired orchids popped of the top of the cake and were surrounded by orchids. Orchids also accented all of the tiers and the table as well.
We also put petals and orchids around the gift card holder, on the escort card table, on the memory table and on all of the highboys.
I was very proud of Katie’s table numbers that she put together–they look very similar to the ones I make! Way to D-I-Y!!! She also did little escort cards in wine corks all of which were from bottles drunk by the couple! Way to personalize it!
A big congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Calvey!