In putting together this blog post I’ve realized, we only have a handful of these cool temperature color palette weddings. The blues and purples has such a calming and refreshing quality to them. The day of this wedding was uber hot and soupy, I like to think it felt dreamy to come into a lovely cool air conditioned space and have these flowers and textures surround you!

Detail of Bride's Bouquet. Petalena, 2010.

I just love this detail of our bride’s bouquet – tons of peonies, white and lavender sweet peas, paired with ‘candy stripped’ phalenopsis orchids and purple orchids. We did lots of trailing ribbons and fastened the bride’s bouquet with a vintage pin Apryl discovered.

Detail of Tall Arrangement. Petalena, 2010.

Above is a pretty detail of the tall ‘over the head’ arrangements we did for half the tables. Each large arrangement was designed with long boughs of “Bridal Veil” white spirea, purple hydrangea, ivory peonies, purple ‘Mokara’ orchids, and touches of lavender lisanthus, and silver dusty miller foliage. We wanted the arrangements to feel breezy, light, and summery – not too heavy for this light, airy space in Danvers on the ocean.

View of Table Designs, High & Low. Petalena, 2010.

Half of the tables featured lower arrangements; we really like to do a combination of  two or three different styles if there are a lot of tables.  It gives the eye some variety and makes the space feel more dynamic.

Lower Table Design. Petalena, 2010.

The flowers for the low centerpieces were similar to what we worked with in the taller arrangement, but we cut each floral element a bit short to fit with the smaller overall scale. Loved, loved the dark purple lilacs tipped with white for these arrangements. I think the spirea added a lot, giving everything a flow-y, light feel.

Photos & Design by Petalena