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Petite Spring Bud Vase by Petalena. Photo by Krista Photography.

With the quieter months of winter (and negative zero temps in Boston today!), it’s nice to have time to reflect on the design work we did over the past season.  Today we’re sharing some beautiful photographs by Krista Photography of one of our spring weddings which is also currently featured in The Knot Boston Magazine’s “Real Weddings” section (page 68).

We worked with our wonderful bride Sylvia on this color palette – creating soft lovely bouquets of blush, apricots, and ivories and saving up some deeper more dramatic punches of color for the reception.

Pretty bouquets all in a row. Photo by Krista Photography.

We just love this photo of our client in her beautiful gown, looking so happy!

With bouquet. Photo by Krista Photography.

Bouquet, detail. Photo by Krista Photography.

In this up-close photo of the bouquet you can see some of the specific flowers a bit more – pretty soft white ranunculas, lush full white and soft blush peonies, and a few tendrils of white sweet peas peeking out here and there. These really are some of our favorite flowers, so purely and exquisitely beautiful – even just one of these flowers in a little bud vase is perfection.

Centerpieces waiting to go out to the tent. Photo by Krista Photography.

Even though this wedding was in May, it was that unseasonably HOT day in Massachusetts where temperatures were something like almost 90 degrees? Crazy! With the wedding taking place in the lovely tent at the Commander’s Mansion in Watertown, we kept everything cool inside until the last possible moment. Even though this was not where the flowers ended up, I still like this photo, they are almost like ladies-in-waiting, sitting on a beautiful old side board.

Entry Arrangement at the Commander's Mansion. Photo by Krista Photography.

Entry Arrangement at the Commander's Mansion. Photo by Krista Photography.

Apryl and I were so pleased to see this nice photograph of the entry arrangement. While I have a somewhat snazzy camera for Petalena, I do have a tough time getting decently attractive photographs of bigger arrangements, I can make them, just not photograph them! Apryl found this vintage looking tall vase with a nice bronze-y patina and I put huge branches of dogwood and apple along with long stems of ivory lilac, apricot parrot tulips and coral peonies.

Centerpiece at the Commander's Mansion. Photo by Krista Photography.

Peony gorgeousness. Photo by Krista Photography.

The two photos above are table-view and then up-close detail of the arrangements by day. Below, the arrangements by night. Such a different feel. I can’t decide which look I like best, probably the evening though since there is nothing more beautifully flattering to people and flowers like candlelight! And that coral peony, well, it’s just perfection.

Centerpiece by candlelight. Photo by Krista Photography.

Candle centerpieces aglow. Photo by Krista Photography.

The centerpiece designs featured two styles, seen above and at left. We scored lots of pretty crab apple branches at the flower market and incorporated those with white lilac,  some spirea, fringe-y white tulips, apricot parrot tulips, and Juliet garden roses, and hot coral peonies.Half of the table designs were a collection of pillar candles with the garden roses and peonies tucked in along the base for a romantic look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair Flowers for the Bride and Groom. Photo by Krista Photography

We of course love the pretty details. While we know it might feel like unneeded luxury to add something like flower and ribbons to the chairs for the bride and groom, we do think those special touches really make a difference in an event feeling unique.

View of the tent at the Commander’s Mansion. Photo by Krista Photography.

 

Jennifer Cox of Esq. Events, the event planner for the wedding, said it best, “Many weddings have elaborate themes but this wedding proves that sometimes all it takes is a beautiful color palette to create a beautiful wedding.” She wrote a lovely little piece about the details behind this wedding in the Prepare to Wed newsletter.

 

Florals by Petalena

Photos by Krista Photography

Planning by Esq. Events

Venue by Commander’s Mansion

Happy day, Petalena received Best of the Knot for 2011!

Best of Knot, 2011.

Thank you to all of our wonderful clients from 2010 who we worked with and made pretty things for!

xo- Petalena

 

Great news at Petalena as 2010 draws to close and we say a grand helllooo to 2011! One of our lovely weddings from last May is featured in the Spring/Summer 2011 The Knot Boston magazine. To say we’re thrilled is putting mildly!

The Knot Boston - Spring/Summer 2011 Issue

Petalena feature in The Knot Spring/Summer 2011 Issue

This was a lovely wedding, oh sigh, Apryl and I first fell in love with the Commander’s Mansion in Watertown, the most dream-tastic place ever for those of us that love historic places, grand spaces, and imaginings of the lives that were lived there.

The photo by Krista Guenin of the bride’s bouquet reminds me of how lovely, soft, and romantic it was. Layers of petal-ness with cameo blush peonies, white ranunculus, and petite little sweet peas. It was so elegant and harmonious with the Vera Wang gown our bride wore. The reception featured soft tonal peaches and apricots with bursts of coral that made everything just hum.

To see more pictures of the flowers, peruse our post from the spring.

Professional photography by Krista Guenin

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We’re so pleased! Just yesterday we received a call from The Knot letting us know that we’re of the wedding professionals selected as “Best of The Knot 2010!” Hooray! The magazine will be out in January so keep your eye out for it!

Who we really want to thank are all of the wonderful couples (and families) we worked with over the last year. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do the creative and collaborative work that we do to make each wedding a wonderful and personal celebration!

xo-

Apryl & Julie

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We’re so excited! We just got news this week that one of the June weddings we designed for is going to be a featured as a “Real Wedding” in Bride’s Boston Fall 2009/Winter 2010 issue. It hits the stands on September 1st so keep an eye for it!

Table Arrangement from "Elegant Tropical Wedding." Photo by Channing Johnson.

Table Arrangement from "Elegant Tropical Wedding." Photo by Channing Johnson.

We so loved this wedding and are so happy more people will get to see how fabulous it was! Thanks to Channing Johnson for such beautiful, beautiful photos. And our bride and groom Jen & Amin for being their amazing selves!

Design by Petalena
Photo by Channing Johnson

We’re completely tickled! A wedding we did last summer was just featured in the Boston Magazine’s “Weddings” issue:

Reception at the EpiCenter, Boston. Photo by StudioAtticus.

Reception at the EpiCenter, Boston. Photo by StudioAtticus.

Petalena's feature in Boston Magazine's Weddings Issue

Petalena's feature in Boston Magazine's Weddings Issue

Azra's Bouquet

Azra's Bouquet. Photo by StudioAtticus.

It’s always nice to revisit a wedding we’ve done. Looking through these photos again,  we’re reminded of what a color, festive, and exuberant wedding it was. The bride and groom too were so striking, their photos by Connie Miller at StudioAtticus came out beautifully.

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