couple requested a classic look with a twist for this winning reception.
Flowers primarily in white along with blue ribbons and sparkling accents
fulfilled their dream.
Dawn Kelly and her Soirée Floral staff created three
centerpiece styles that graced 21 reception tables in alternating
fashion. Tight, mounded arrangements of all-white blooms, including
hyacinths, peonies, Hydrangeas and Nerines in glass cylinders, were
balanced by two taller styles. One featured delicate crystal garlands
trailing down from lush displays of white peonies, Hydrangeas,
‘Majolica’ roses, stocks and French tulips, and the other featured
long-stemmed French tulips emerging high above ruffly white
Hydrangeas. The vases in the latter style were partially filled with
clear crystals for a shimmering effect against the candlelight.
A floral dog created of white carnations added a whimsical
touch to the reception. Representing the couple’s beloved “Finnegan,”
the novelty creation was a surprise for the groom from his bride. The
florist also created a custom dog collar embroidered with Finnegan’s
name and bearing a crystal paw embellishment.
best reception decorations
May 10, 2008
St. Mary’s Church; Nantucket, Mass.
White Elephant; Nantucket, Mass.
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Photos by Claudia Kronenberg
This centerpiece, the most compact of the three
alternating styles, features hyacinths, peonies, Hydrangeas
and Nerines arranged in a tight mound, with the blooms
resting atop the glass cylinder vase.
Hydrangeas and French tulips created a
tiered presentation in a footed glass vase. Crystals in the
bottom of the vase add a shimmering effect against the light of
the votive candles surrounding the grand centerpiece.
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