Black, Ivory and Red at Patrick Haley Mansion

Michelle and Martin were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tinley Park and had their reception at the beautiful Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet. Their colors were black, ivory and red with some damask, feather and bling accents. The flowers were roses, spray roses, tulips, parrot tulips, mokara orchids, hanging amaranthus, and pave carnations, with some premium foliages like Italian ruscus, lily grass and Pittosporum.

For the Personal Flowers, Michelle carried an all-red bouquet of garden roses, roses, and spray roses with a black and ivory damask ribbon-wrapped handle and white feather accents around the flowers. Martin’s bouquet was a red rose with premium foliage to match. The bridesmaids carried red tulip bouquets and the maids of honor carried red rose bouquets. The best man, groomsmen and ushers wore double red spray rose boutonnieres and the father and grandfather wore white roses. The mother, sister and grandmother wore wrist corsages that were ivory and red spray roses with foliage, and the readers wore ivory and red spray roses with red bows. The junior bridesmaids carried red mini carnation pomanders with damask bows and the adorable flower girl carried a basket filled with red rose petals.

For the Ceremony I designed programs and a monogrammed aisle runner. They both turned out awesome…and matched all of the other paper I did for the reception.

For the Reception I designed menus, table numbers with Swahili on them to honor the Groom’s African heritage, candy buffet signs, seating chart, wish tags and a sign for the wishes tree and a birdcage card holder all with coordinating fonts and damask borders. In addition to the lovely paper products, we also scattered red rose petals and shimmering bling on all of the tables. The cake was decorated with roses, spray roses and petals on the top and swooping down the sides. The head table was decorated with vases for the bouquets, votives, petals, bling and a toss bouquet. The gift and seating chart tables were decorated with petals and bling to compliment the birdcage card holder and custom seating chart. The entry table was also decorated with petals, votives and bling along with a large silver manzanita wishing tree accompanied by wish tags for the guests to fill out. The cocktail tables and other accent tables in the Mansion also got red petal accents. The DJ table was decorated with the monogram from the aisle runner (we love doing this! we love reusing things whenever possible–more bang for your buck!!!) And the guest tables were decorated with 3 styles of centerpiece: 1)  Tall Pilsner Vase with submerged lily grass, hanging bling strands, and a full, red mixed round arrangement at the top; 2) Short full red mixed arrangement with feather accents in a silver mint julep container; 3) Trio of pedestal votive candlestands and silver mercury glass votives. All of which were surrounded by red petals and bling and more votive candles. They looked beautiful around the space–it was so elegant!

We loved working with Michelle to plan her big day–and I could not be happier for her and Martin! Congrats to you both!!!

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  1. Bruce Baldridge
    Posted March 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    I am Michelle Baldridge’s father (now Michelle Muthinja) as she was married this past Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the reception at the Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet. You did a wonderful job and everything was beautiful. Thanks so much for the great work you did, and the time you spent to make sure everything was just perfect!! We will surely recommend you to anyone looking for a florist and creative design service. Great job!!