Eclectic Chic in Shades of White

Jessica and Joe were married at Koten Chapel on the North Central College Campus in downtown Naperville and celebrated their reception at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton afterward. Their colors were pewter and ivory and a slate blue color for the bridesmaid dresses. Flowers included lisianthus, snapdragons, roses, hydrangea, orchids, Queen Anne’s lace, brunia, silver sage, dusty miller, stock, Asiatic lilies, an curly willow.

Jessica wanted to carry an all-ivory textural bouquet of garden roses, Vendela roses, spray roses, hydrangea and lisianthus. It was stunning! The bridemaids carried white bouquets with silver brunia and foliage accents with pewter-wrapped handles. The bouts and corsages consisted of roses and spray roses with silver foliage accents and the flower girl carried an ivory hydrangea pomander.

For the ceremony, we put 2 white and silver altarpieces on white ornate columns on the dark-wood altar. We also added silk peonies to the dark-wood pews. They really made the space POP!

We later reused all of the items at the reception. The silk peonies were put into vases of fresh silver foliage in the cocktail and gift table areas. The altarpieces on columns were displayed behind the head table. The head table was also decorated with petals, votives and vases for the bouquets. The gift table got a duo of birdcages to hold Wishes and Advice and Cards. The cake table was decorated with petals and the cake was adorned with orchids, roses, spray roses and silver sage foliage. It was a beautiful cake! The centerpieces were also beautiful. We did 2 styles–one was a tall pilsner vase with submersible white LED light inside and curly willow branches, hydrangea and white dendrobium orchids shooting out of the top of it. The other style was inspired by our "Inspired Creations" contest entry. They were trios and duos of eclectic mismatched vases filled with assorted white flowers and silver foliage. The parents’ tables also got frames around their trios for added detail. The over all look of the room was just perfect!

I am so glad Jessica got pewter overlays from my friends at The Chair Couture to make the white flowers POP off of the tables. Linens make a HUGE difference in a space!

I loved working with Jessica and really loved the direction we went in for her big day. It was a beautiful success!

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Orrico!

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