Bright colors with tropical influences created a fun atmosphere for this
reception, at which the energetic and vivacious couple wanted a
comfortable environment that would encourage guests to stay and enjoy
the evening. With an abundance of colorful paper Chinese lanterns,
floral garlands and three centerpiece styles, florist Tracy Barlow, AIFD—who
worked with The Window Box staff on-site from a 20-foot refrigerated
truck and two garage bays for three days—brought the couple’s desired
look to fruition.
The festivities began with a preceremony luncheon for
120 family and friends and culminated with a flowing wedding reception
of 1,900 people. Mr. Barlow explains that a flowing reception, for which
the couple invites their church congregations, business associates and
other acquaintances, is common for weddings in his region.
At the luncheon, round tables covered with orange
cloths featured two styles of centerpieces—a shallow dish holding an
arrangement of Hydrangeas, stocks, lilies, Gerberas and
button spray chrysanthemums, with dragonfly jewel picks alighting on the
flowers, and a glass cylinder with submerged Gerberas wedged
inside. Water-tubed Gerberas and ‘Stargazer’ lilies, linked to
one another with looped aluminum wire, created a collar around each
cylindrical centerpiece. At the flowing reception, where vibrant purple
and lime-green cloths adorned additional tables, these centerpieces
joined another style—a Dendrobium orchid “lamp.”
Vibrant colored paper Chinese lanterns and coordinating
floral garlands of carnations and Dendrobium orchids created
“curtains” around the large reception tent as well as a hanging fixture
The shop uses the Chinese lantern hanging fixture as a
rental item and adds the florals. “It’s an actual light structure that
our production person made,” Mr. Barlow explains. “It has aluminum bars
that extend in a sort of wagon wheel formation, and we can drop down as
many light cords as we want so it glows. From there, we fasten the
flowers to the power cords.”
Mr. Barlow shares that this wedding was featured in
Utah Bride magazine.
colored paper Chinese lanterns and garlands of carnations and
Dendrobium orchid blossoms made a festive statement around
the large reception tent.
left) This centerpiece style, featuring Gerberas submerged
inside a glass cylinder, brought interest to the tables at the
luncheon before the wedding ceremony. Water-tubed flowers
adorned the outside of the vase, connected by colorful aluminum
(top right) This orchid “lamp” was one of three centerpiece
styles at the flowing reception. It was topped with a bare wire
lampshade onto which ribbons were tied and Dendrobium orchid
garlands were laced. Also descending from the wire lampshade
were hanging tealights.
(left) The ribbons and blossoms placed on the eye-catching cake
reflected the colorful décor used throughout the reception.
(right) Suspended from the ceiling of the reception tent, this
multidimensional composition was created by production staff at
The Window Box.
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