Friday, September 7, 2012

Wedding Preparation - Cake Table and Flowers

Pulling all the elements together for the cake table - calling  all cupids and cherubs immediately to report for duty!

Sweet statue from Joy at SavvyCityFarmer- Had to find the girl something appropriate to wear,
so I layered her with an old piece of trim from a vintage dress.

This little cupid will be holding a plate of sweets or maybe a candle- haven't decided yet.

A killer cake plateau for the 3 tiered wedding cake

Hand embellished with vintage rhinestone jewelry.

To die for- tablecloth puddled on the floor.   burlap and tulle petals.
so romantic and available at Romancing the Home in 2 sizes - 92 inch and 122 inch rounds.
This table is 48 inches round and allows for the perfect amount of puddling.

Just look at the detail - fluffs up beautifully after 5 minutes in the dryer on fluff cycle!

reporting for duty!

salmon and rose cockscomb, white hydrangeas, queen annes lace and pink and yellow dahlias-
ordered from the flower vendors at the Lake Bluff Farmers market this morning

20 bundles of these colors coming

lots of white hydrangeas in my garden right now!

Pretty combination

another cherub box ready to hold chocolate dipped pretzel rods.

It's just one week and 2 days until Amy and John's wedding reception and there is a lot to do today. This morning was the Lake Bluff Farmers market, so I needed to order flowers for next weekend from the flower vendors. Just coming into season are dahlias, large specimens of queen anne's lace and cockscomb. So I placed a special order for each of these and then purchased  some of each  to take home and test  that they stay pretty and fresh from today until late Sunday.  The last thing I need on next Sunday morning - the day of the party- is to find droopy zinnia heads in the  arrangements for the porch. So this weekend is a practice run.  I love all the textures and colors together.   We plan on mixing them with pink and lavender mums and white pumpkins if I can find them.  The bar will be set up on our wrap around porch, along with a lot of wicker seating, so we want lots of fresh floral decor for that area of the party.  After  returning from the market this morning, I set up the sweets table with the fabulous new tablecloth that we sell  at the store.  I was a little worried that it would look too big on my 48 inch table, but it looks great.  I love the romantic puddles  of material on the floor.  Polished silver pieces are gathered for the table and will be labeled with post-its as to what sweet treat they will hold.  The rest of the day will be spent gathering and washing assorted vintage plates and glasses for the bar and food tables. We are using a mix of dishes, however they have to look romantic and blend together.  I'll let you know what I find!


Anonymous said...

I have to find a stronger word than "love." Maybe salivate? The tablecloth and flowers are beyond gorgeous. I covet it all. This event will be mega-spectacular!!!

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to get married tomorrow!!!

Anonymous said...

This wedding is going to be phenomenal. What a lucky girl.

Laurell said...

So much work and love is going into this wedding reception.
I love the tablecloth and silver. Fantastic and very romantic desert table. The flower combination is stunning and will be so lovely on the front porches.
Can't wait to see everything come together.

Katha said...

The tablecloth is dynOmite!!! Love, love, love it draped this way! Everything else is beyond spectacular. Once again your many talents are on display for everyone to enjoy and exclaim over! Amy will shed tears of joy.

Wedding Car Melbourne said...

Nice unique design.