That is the motto we live by and one we aim to instill in all of our event clients. However in April's case, color (and lots of it!) was one prerequisite she held on her own from the very beginning. By the final planning phases it was clear (much to our delight) that trendy arrangements bursting with color would be present throughout the wedding day (photos courtesy of Simi Rabinowitz Photography).
Bouquets and personal flowers were no exception. Lush violet European Hydrangea, mango Mini Callas, and Thai Mokara Orchids were the base flora for the "people flowers". All ladies (bride, bridesmaids, jr. bridesmaid, and mothers) carried to-die-for orchid bouquets that were dotted with violet Iris' and yellow Crespedia blooms. The gentlemen wore orchid boutonnieres which complemented their crisp, grey suiting.
Ceremony and Reception spaces (both held at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, MA) were handled in the same manner, with decor in vibrant hues of violet, orange, and yellow. Outdoor arrangements were colorful, but kept natural in dark bamboo and wood-toned vessels. Even the staircase railing did not escape handiwork!
Indoors, table linens (courtesy of Rentals Unlimited) glistened in turqoise blue and provided the perfect contrast against the white glass vessels of the table flowers. Even the cake (kudos to Dessertworks of Norwood!) was treated accordingly, but kept just slightly simpler than the rest of the space decor.
All in a while a wonderful wedding with a color palette that we will continue to look back on with the fondest of feelings.
Morale of this story? Be inspired by color and don't be afraid to let your designer use it. When done properly, colorful flora can take your wedding decor to an aesthetic level that you never thought possible.
Floral Designer: Orchids N' Blooms
Photography: Simi Rabinowitz Photography
Event Planner: Gracie Lou Events
Table Linen & Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Venue: Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
Cake: Dessertworks of Norwood