Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Colour Purple

This weekend we did the flowers for a wedding held at the Hilton Fallsview Resort and Hotel in Niagara Falls. I was commissioned early last year and the bride and groom decided to host a formal affair to remember with family and friends, of which there were many!
Celebrating the couples Armenian roots, the event was one of the most heart warming and loving celebrations that I have participated in. 

Vintage silver vessels, which I have collected for years, such as this beautiful bride's basket were put into use.

The tarnished silver was the perfect foil for the dark purple and lavender colour way which was needed to compliment the bridal attendant dresses and reception linens.

Since silver has fallen out of favour for today's homemaker, I have scoured flea markets and jumble sales and found some amazing pieces at some amazing prices!!

The interior of the little Armenian church, which I was told, is the oldest in Canada!

The gorgeous purple of the gowns worn by the lovely bridal attendants.

The perfect shade of purple hydrangeas looked beautiful with calla lilies and silverstone roses.

The beautiful, radiant bride in anticipation of her wedding vows.

Her formal all white and cream bouquet accented with hydrangeas from my garden.

Full blown spray roses and calla lilies in the maid of honours hand tied bouquet. 

Flower spheres of simple garden mums for the younger attendants.

A combination of different containers and heights adds visual interest.

The very lavish head table.

The soft glow of candlelight, tarnished vintage silver and the colour purple for understated, quiet  elegance.
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