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Best Ceremony Setting

     The bride desired a romantic, lush floral display influenced by the natural outdoor setting, which Sofia Floral Creative Managing Director Gina Masterka brought to fruition along with three other Sofia Floral team members, for this summer wedding. Ivory, terra-cotta and blush-hued roses—both hybrid tea and spray varieties—helped achieve this look on a custom arch, which seamlessly blended into the landscaping of the gazebo. Ms. Masterka says the gazebo had only three small eye-hooklike loops onto which materials could be attached, so she built the floral framework from curly willow. She then added Italian Ruscus and salal to give the structure a fuller appearance before adding the roses. Green Amaranthus completed the look, adding a natural “flowing” touch.

     The bride loved the shape of pomanders and wanted them incorporated into the wedding design as well. Composed of several of the rose varieties used in the arch, pretty pomanders hung from ribbons from the aisle chairs of alternating rows.

Enhancing the already beautiful landscaping surrounding the gazebo on the grounds of the Brook Lodge compound, this floral arch was created from a framework of curly willow adorned with a lush, romantic mix of hybrid tea and spray roses as well as green hanging Amaranthus, Italian Ruscus and salal. Rose varieties included 'Esperance', 'Cherry Brandy'. 'Cinnamon' and 'Avalanche". The arch coordinated perfectly with the personal flowers of the bride and groom.

At the ceremony, pomanders hung from the aisle-side chairs, coordinating with the pomanders carried by the female attendants.

The bride and her attendants, including one "bridesman," donned attire highlighted by personal flowers that coordinated beautifully with the ceremony florals.

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