Fresh ~ Calm ~ Ocean

“Fresh ~ Calm ~ Ocean”….are the words that Jennie and Andy used to describe their vision to me.  Having their reception at Saybrook Point Inn and Spa (where I am a preferred florist) was the perfect backdrop to make that happen.  Jennie spent months collecting sea glass and starfish to scatter all around the ballroom because she wanted her wedding to be personalized. As you’ll see below, they had bag pipes playing during the receiving line at the Old Lyme Congregational Church, they had custom color straws for their personalized cocktails, and even an artist painting their reception in real time.  They were such a fun couple and it shows in these awesome photos by Alicia of the newly rebranded  and redesigned Alicia Ann Photographers.(formerly known as noeyehasseenphotography)

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Summer romance at Water’s Edge Resort and Spa

Nicha and Jeff’s wedding was so romantic, I fell in love with the Gazebo decor…simple cymbidium orchids hanging from all sides, surrounding them as if it were raining orchids….so dreamy!

They added lots of seashore details, which was perfect for The Water’s Edge, being located right on the water.

Nicha LOVES orchids, so they were EVERYWHERE!  Vanda Orchids speckled her bouquet as the Bridesmaids had accents of Dendrobrium orchids.  Cymbidium orchids hung from the gazebo and Purple Mokara orchids adorned the ceremony chairs and Dendrobriums for the centerpieces.

I have to give myself a pat on the back for a second…..Did you know that there are umpteen different types AND shades of purple orchids??? Well, fortunately, I do!  Some have pink undertones, some have blue undertones….This is why it is so important for floral designers to get swatches!!!  Purple can be 8 thousand different shades.  So when I saw the swatch of the sash for the Bridesmaids dresses, I knew exactly which purple orchids I wanted and went searching for them…it was rough, but I found them! It pays off to have the same undertone as the dress…which in the case was a blue undertone.  Those dresses looked like they were made for those bouquets!  Don’t let me get started on the color green….there are more shades of green than I car for…but again, I did my magic and everything looked fantastic!

Thank you….enough about me….How about these photos? How dreamy are they???

Victoria Souza and her husband, Erik,  were so friendly and wonderful, as always!  Their photos really captured their love and special moments throughout the day. And also caught Mine and Nicha’s little surprise lining the ceremony aisle….can you see what hides between the rose petals?????

Brad and Brian at Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Brad and Brian wanted to blend the feel of New England, the venue and their love of travel. Earthy, Natural Elements such as Driftwood, moss rocks, river stones, reindeer and spanish moss, scabiosa pods, sea sponges, and manzanita branches were used to keep the feeling very crunchy New England, masculine and to coordinate with the Saltwater feeling.  We brought in orange orchids for a pop of color against the browns and greens of the locale and decor.

The designs are kept simple and artistic so that the room would look intriguing and give you the feeling that you’re outdoors, where nature is not so balanced.  The cocktail hour couches and hand made driftwood table made and rented  by Ryan Designs, really is the cherry on top and brings it all together!

Lester from My Name Is Photo did a great job capturing special moments of Brad and Brian!  I love the way this wedding came together and I hope you do too!

(I took some photos, they are not as great as Lester’s but wanted to show some detail.  My photos will be marked)

Enjoy!

 

(the above 3 photos are mine, not Lester’s)