Elegant Damask at Danada House

Heidi and Jon were married at Century Memorial Chapel in Naperville and had their reception at Danada House in Wheaton. Their colors were black, white and fuchsia/magenta. Flowers included peonies, orchids, tulips, hydrangea and roses. For the bouquets, Heidi is all about peonies, so I made her bouquet all white peonies with some white cymbidium orchids with fuchsia accents on their throats. They were surrounded by accents of variegated pittosporum foliage and the handle was wrapped in ivory satin with magenta ribbon overlay and pearl detailing. The bridesmaids carried magenta peony bouquets with fuchsia dendrobium orchids and pitt foliage with black satin handles. Jon's bout was a cymbidium orchid and the rest of the Groomsmen wore dendrobium orchid bouts. The fathers wore double tulip bouts and the ushers got sweetheart roses. The mothers and other women got a mix of white and magenta flowers with foliage and ribbon. They all were fabulous! The aisle of the church was decorated with pew cones that I made with damask-patterned wrapping papers lined with cardstock. They had stems of white hydrangea in them and hung from magenta and black ribbons. We also did a monogrammed aisle runner for Heidi and Jon which was later moved to the reception. At the Danada House, we decorated the entry way with monogram letters that I made with silk roses and black satin ribbon. They hung from the front pillars outside the venue. I also decorated a grapevine arch that goes over the doorway at the venue. Its a permanent feature of the house, so I dressed it up with a variety of flowers and foliage. Inside the house, I did an entry way arrangement and made a welcome sign with the H & J monogram on it. I also decorated the staircase banister with foliage and orchids. We added random vases of hydrangea and flowers around the house and put squares with a peony or orchid in them on all of the cocktail hour highboy and cabaret tables. In the Atrium, we did trios of submerged cylinders with Mokara and Dendrobium orchids and tulips inside under floating candles. They sat on Damask runners made by The Chair Couture. One of my favorite DJ's was also there, Don Kaminsky of XL-Entertainment and one of my favorite photographers, Kara Schultz. All 3 of these vendors actually did my wedding too! It was quite a trip having us all in one space again--we love working together and its nice to have so many friends in the wedding industry! I digress...basically I Heidi has great taste in vendors! The head table was decorated with bling, petals, votives and vases for bouquets. The cake table also got bling and petals and I added some flowers to the cake as well. Everything was just so elegant and I really love how it all came together! It was great working with Heidi and I really hope we nailed her vision for her wedding!

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Bliese!


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Here is a photo that my friend and past client Mandy took of the beautiful bride:

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