We just finished up flowers for a fun and lovely couple who got married at the Charles Hotel this past weekend. The couple wanted a blending of traditional Chinese elements and modern design. Our color palette was red (a traditional color of Chinese weddings), magenta, teal, and chartreuse.

Bridal Bouquet by Petalena with Phalenopsis Orchids & Peonies

Bridal Bouquet by Petalena with Phalenopsis Orchids & Peonies

We’re using peonies as much as we can right now while the season lasts through the beginning of July. They are simply delectable, edible (I wish, but I don’t think they would taste very good!). Along with two varieties of phalenopsis orchids – one large, one small a little bit of green hydrangea and loops of bear grass.

Bridesmaid Bouquet by Petalena

Bridesmaid Bouquet by Petalena

Our bridesmaid bouquet had some of the most fragrant and luscious garden roses – Yves Piaget.

Close up for phalenopsis orchid

Close up for phalenopsis orchid

Detail of Bridal Bouquet

Detail of Bridal Bouquet

And now, onto the ceremony arrangements – we had so much fun creating these red carnation pomanders – aren’t they the coolest?:

Red Pom Pew Ends

Red Pom Pew Ends

And for the reception at the Regatta Bar:

Bride & Groom's Sweetheart Table

Bride & Groom's Sweetheart Table

The color palette was essentially identical to the bouquet – with deep reds, magentas, and chartreuse green. We used more of the deep red peonies, magenta peonies, Yves Piaget garden roses, green hydrangea, and bear grass loops for a modern touch. Some table were more magenta, others more red.

Magenta and Green Table Arrangement

Magenta and Green Table Arrangement

Red, Magenta, and Green Table Arrangement

Red, Magenta, and Green Table Arrangement

Red & Green Table Arrangement

Red & Green Table Arrangement

Magenta & Green Table Arrangement

Magenta & Green Table Arrangement

Lovely, no?

Designs by Petalena

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