A Wonderful Purple & Green Westin Wedding

Wendy and Dan had their wedding ceremony and reception in The Pavilion at The Westin in Itasca. Their colors were shades of purple and celery green with white. Flowers included roses, hydrangea, stock, orchids, germinis, freesia, lisianthus, larkspur. mums and Bells of Ireland.

For the personal flowers, Wendy carried a stunning all-white bouquet of lisianthus, roses, freesia, and white mini cymbidium orchids. The bridesmaids carried bouquets made of lavender and purple stock, mini green cymbidium orchids and purple lisianthus. The flower girl carried a basket of petals and the bouts and corsages consisted of roses and orchids.

For the ceremony and reception, we were in The Pavillion tent. I actually stayed for the ceremony so I could help the venue turn-over the tent and place my centerpieces. The ceremony was really lovely and the officiant (a long-time family friend of the groom’s) was really energetic and really personalized the wedding to the couple. The flower girl also was really funny and shy and we basically had to guide her down the aisle–but it was adorable.

For the ceremony, we secured a plain aisle runner down the aisle and lined the chairs with purple hydrangea hung from green ribbon. The stage was decorated with the Unity candle and 2 large altarpieces. After the ceremony, the stage was torn down and the altarpieces were moved to the gift table.

The reception was quickly set up after the ceremony ended while the guests enjoyed cocktails and the bridal party took outdoor photos. In the cocktail area, we put the birdcage card holder in the area so people could delivery their cards safely and also added some petals and votives to the highboy tables out there.

Back in the tent, the guest tables were set and in the center I put our beautiful short, full mixed arrangements.of hydrangea, stock, roses, and germinis. The card holder was returned to the reception room as well and flanked by the two altarpieces. The cake was decorated with roses and orchids and the toss bouquet and petals were also added to the cake table. The head table held vases for the bouquets, petals and votives.

I really enjoyed working with Wendy to plan the details of her big day! I think everything was just awesome!

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Lankenau!

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