I had the pleasure of doing a wedding with Red Letter Event Planning last week for a great couple and loved it! The military couple was planning their wedding from a far, so bride Kim’s parents were very involved in the planning and the end results were just stunning!
Since Michael (the Groom) was wearing his military dress uniform as were all of the groomsmen, we didn’t have to do any boutonnieres…but we did want to include navy as one of the wedding colors. In addition to navy blue, pool/pond blue, ivory and peach were also included in the palette. These colors were pulled from the unique carpeting of the newly renovated reception venue (Valley Lo Club in Glenview).
Kim’s bouquet was a total stunner. She was open to the idea of a slightly cascading bouquet (we called it a “Euro-cascade”) and it was just stunning! The bridesmaids carried mostly peach and white bouquets that had subtle blue accents that looked fabulous with their light aqua/pool/pond blue dresses. The rest of the personal flowers matched the bouquets well.
The ceremony site was one of my favorite churches–Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview (which I call “OLPH”… not O, L, P, H …just “Olph” like its a word or something. I love that this church has bright white columns and pews and is federal style. Its such a departure of the other Catholic churches that we do weddings at…and it even has a ceiling that is lit with blue! It worked perfectly with our color palette. We did some mixed bundles for the pews and provided an aisle runner. The bundles were later reused on the bar and highboy tables in little vases. I love reusing items–might as well get two bangs for your buck!
The reception decor also included a large mixed arrangement for the foyer, escort cards, menus and table numbers that we designed, our signature rectangle card holder and 2 styles of centerpieces–one of which was a trio of submerged flowers/twigs and the other of which was a mixed round full arrangement. Aqua beach glass was scattered about to bring in that color as well since there are no flowers in that exact color. The decor was fresh and beautiful and worked perfectly in the space.
I wish Kim and Michael and long and happy life together–congrats!