Friday, October 2, 2009

Real Weddings: Ashley and Alan

Ashley and Alan were married in late August at Chizuk Amuno Synagogue in Baltimore. Couple Ashley was great to work with. When I first met her, we looked at some color schemes together and she decided she  liked the palette  from a wedding we did the year before: blue, yellow, white and green.

While that is a beautiful mix of colors, the challenge is…blue flowers are not that easy to come by locally. There are few we use when they are available: hydrangeas, delphinium, larkspur, bachelor buttons-but that’s about it. So when it came time to make Ashley’s order, we called in all of our favors. Dave Dowling at Farmhouse Flowers helped by giving us his last few hydrangeas and all of the delphinium he had. We called friends with hydrangea bushes and pilfered what was left of the blue hydrangeas. By this time in the season, most of the hydrangeas are starting to “antique”-that is, turning from blue to greenish bluish purple.  We picked the bluest ones…and here’s what we created! Bride

Bouquets were made with white lisianthus, tuberose, delphinium, yellow cockscomb, and yellow zinnias.

Girls Cake

table arrangement


“The flowers on Sunday were amazing!” Ashley wrote. “The bouquets, the centerpieces, the cake --- everything!!  I got so many compliments on them! Thank you for everything you did to make our day so special!”

The bride is happy…we’re happy! Thanks to Jerry Eisner for the great pictures.

Congratulations Ashley and Alan.

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