We’re following up on an earlier post from November on a lovely wedding we did for Heather and Nick at the Taj in Back Bay, Boston. The bride and groom wanted their floral design to be elegant to fit with the formal and beautiful setting of the venerable hotel but they also wanted to tone down the ornate aspects of the space through organic touches that were representative of their own style.
We created a color palette of ivory, gold, orange, and terracotta, with touches of espresso brown and green. This worked beautifully for the Taj’s Grand Ballroom with warm color palette of deep reds, golds, and ivories.
We were able to use a lovely variety of flowers including fabulous white amaryllis, champagne roses, and cymbidium orchids for the neutral ivories. Then ilex berries, burnt orange roses, bronze cymbidiums, and gold mokara orchids for the bronze and gold aspect of the palette. Then touches of brown with fiddleheads and foliage.
The ceremony featured a brighter, festive color palette by incorporating more burgundy and magenta orchids. We also made wonderful flower leis for the bride and groom in similar colors.
I just love how ‘glowy’ this photos is – thanks to Person + Killian! This palette was just perfect for the Taj and to create a festive air for the evening ceremony. In this photo you can event see a bit of the chuppah cloth which was actually from the groom’s mother. It was one of her saris; the couple incorporated it beautifully into the ceremony to fuse both of their cultural traditions.
The palette was a bit softer the reception with two table designs for the ballroom – one of low footed bronze bowls filled amaryllis, orchids, and organic elements. The other design, a collection of three different vases in bronzes and brown hues filled with one type of flower in each.
We both just loved this entry table arrangement for the Taj – elegant and exuberant and just a little bit wild with lots of curly willow and arching foliage.
Our thanks to Heather and Nick for having us be part of your day; you were wonderful! And a special cheers to Person + Killian for their lovely, lovely photography that day!