Last weekend, we provided special flowers for a very colorful bride and groom at L’Escale. It wasn’t a large wedding but it was festive. I worked with the immediate family, since the bride was out of the country and didn’t have time to make any of the plans. Talk about trust.
It was refreshing that they had confidence that Colony would do a great job. They wanted to create a special atmosphere by chosing beautiful flowers AND not over think it. Their enthusiasm was contagious and I knew the flowers would be perfect.
The wedding was not intended to be traditional or formal and that allowed us the freedom to be creative and have fun with the flowers. We started with the table linen. The groom was Peruvian and so the wedding would have a colorful, Peruvian flare. The cloths had similar patterns but had either a white, red or blue ground, typical of the country. We tried all different combinations of color and flowers and yellow became an important part of the plan. We finally agreed upon yellow with purple and red.
Everything went smoothly and within a few weeks we had made all the decisions that we needed. The bride’s bouquet was going to be monochromatic - with different shades of yellow roses. To add texture we used Crespedia which looks like a small little ball on a stick.
Check out the flowers. There was purple lisianthus and stock, bright yellow roses and red gerbera. Imagine the room filled with assorted colors of table linen and beautiful flowers to match. How could the wedding be anything but fun?
The flowers set the mood and the meaning of the colors complimented the beginning of their relationship perfectly. The yellow symbolized happiness, the red was for love and purple for a successful marriage.