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Tiffany Blue Wedding Photos

I apologize for being absent for so long.  Abby’s wedding and a 20th wedding anniversary trip to Europe, along with designing weddings for other brides has kept me from having time to write any new posts.  I’ve also been waiting for the images from the photographers.  I promised some pictures of Abby and Jordan’s flowers and decorations.  Becky Artip from Save the Date Photography did a great job of catching some of the details, don’t you think?

Abby and Jordan saw each other before the wedding in a private moment.  This is their ceremony decor. (You can click on the picture for a closer look):

The aisle markers are Dendrobium orchids submerged in water.

The glass balls hanging from the arch have peonies and orchids in them; some have floating candles.

The flowers at the top of the columns were hydrangea, garden roses, peonies, and orchids:

Abby had a few minutes to go up to the reception hall and look at the decorations.  This table has cherry blossom on it:

Submerged Cymbidium orchids were on other tables:

Other guest tables had vases of roses or peonies.  This one had white hydrangea:

Maria and I made all of the napkin rings from diamond wrap, and I put all the diamond wrap on the vases.  The Tiffany Blue linens were by Cloth Connection:

The wedding cake was made by Jane Butcher.  The specialty linen was by Nuage Designs, in Miami:

Jordan had red velvet cupcakes. They were on vase pedestals with submerged orchids:

The Sweetheart table was flanked with urns of cherry blossom.  Peonies, tulips, garden roses, and lots of candles looked so pretty:

Maria and Beth’s bouquets were all garden roses:

Abby’s bouquet was all peonies, with brooches on the handle:

The couple signed a marriage covenant to hang in their home as a reminder of their wedding vows. (I’m the blonde sitting behind Jordan.):

Guests signed the letter of their last name as an alternative for a guest book.  They will hang this letter in their home.

Jordan’s boutonniere had mini-calla lilies and lily grass; wrapped with bling:

The Longevity Dance winners received a bouquet from Abby.  My in-laws, Lonnie and Ella Mae Archer won with 64 years of marriage! In 2nd place were my brother and sister-in-law, Reva and Sonny Payne, with 53 years, and my dear friends Ron and Peggy Leonard took 3rd place with 43 years of wedded bliss:

Abby and Jordan had their first dance as husband and wife, “There’s Nothing Fancy About the Way I Love You” I had their names projected onto the dance floor:

They wanted to enjoy every moment of their reception, so they were just about the last ones to leave.  William Bailey and his staff at The Charles made everything so perfect for them!

Thank you for taking the time to look at these wedding photos.  It was a very special day in our lives and I am so thrilled to share it with you.  Please come back and visit again, as you gather ideas for your wedding, or if you would like to hire us to design yours.

Pam Archer

Pamela’s Exclusive Floral and Event Design

423-323-1413

pam@pamelaseventdesign.com

Crystals and Bling add Sparkle to a Winter Wedding

I love it when my team and I are able to bring a bride’s vision to life!  When I first met with Lindsey, she said she was obsessed with bling and pearls.  I understood that, because I am obsessed with them, too. 🙂  Taking her ideas and colors, I started my research to find some unique things to use at her reception.  We didn’t disappoint.  Lindsey’s mom said that she felt like she was at a celebrity event at the reception.  It certainly looked like a celebrity event.

We made bouquets of cream and cobalt blue roses and Blue Bombay Dendrobium orchids to accent the bridesmaids dresses:

We accented the pews with the same color combination and flowers:

Lindsey’s bouquet was made up of cream roses, stephanotis with Swarovski jewels, and freesia:

The ballroom looked spectacular.  I would have been excited to spend the evening here, were I a guest:

Joe is an expert at making dance floors look amazing.  He flanked this one with crystal beaded columns and up-lit them with lavender lighting.  Crystal curtains above the dance floor added to the look.  The result was dramatic and romantic, just what the bride and groom asked for:

Lindsey’s dream was to have some tall flower arrangements on some of her tables.  This one has more than 40 Dendrobium orchids and about 75 roses in it.  The linens were simply spectacular:

We are known for attending to every little detail of an event.  The napkin rings are made from the same diamond wrap that was used around the vases:

Don’t you love these crystal trees I found?  We wove lavender crystal and pearl strands into them to add her color and up-lit them for soft lighting:

Lindsey and her new husband, Trevor, made a grand entrance through a baseball bat arch.  Why?  Trevor is a professional baseball player!

You know how I love wedding cakes!  This was a very pretty one.  I had never seen a lavender cake before.  It was very nice.

Gary and LaDonna Cable from Cable Photography did an awesome job of capturing the magic of this wedding.   Hannah Meade made the wedding cake.  What a beautiful couple and wedding!

What was your favorite detail of this wedding?

Thanks for stopping by.  Come back soon!

Pam Archer, President

Pamela’s Event Design

 

A Rose Is A Rose

Roses have been a choice for wedding flowers for centuries.  I like them because they come in a myriad of colors.  They are versatile and romantic, and they can be formal or informal.  Different colors have different meanings.  In Victorian times, bouquets of flowers were sent as a way to send a specific message to the receiver of them.  Roses were a primary flower in these bouquets.  Each color had a special meaning:

Red = love and romance

Pink = love, gratitude, and appreciation

Yellow = joy and friendship

White = innocence and purity

Orange = passion, enthusiasm, and desire

Lavender = enchantment, majesty, or love at first sight.

Jason and Nana’s wedding was rose-themed.  The site of the ceremony was Rose Hill Wedding Chapel.  It’s a beautiful little church, perfectly suited to a romantic wedding.

The inside is just as pretty as the outside, as you can see by this awesome photo of Jason and Nana, taken from the balcony of the chapel.  Gary Cable, Cable Photography, did a great job of capturing a special moment.

Nana’s bouquet reflected her enthusiastic personality with its orange roses.  Mango calla lilies and white Bouvardia accented it.  It was a really beautiful bouquet, just like Nana!

We added lots of flowers to the pews, and made urns full of roses and calla lilies for the altar.

The reception was held at MeadowView Hotel and Conference Center.  The new ballroom was gorgeous!  Nana and Jason’s colors went perfectly.  We added more color to the flowers by adding the romance and love of the red roses.

We designed the tall centerpieces to compliment each other.  One design was for the roses to move in a circle.  The other was for the roses to go in a vertical design.  What do you think of these designs?

The wedding cake was pretty, too.  I wonder if it tasted as good as it looked?  I’ll bet it did, because Marji Chambers from Cake Art made it!  The callas are made from icing.  Don’t they look real?

We wish Nana and Jason many years of happiness together.

To see more pictures of this wedding, go to Pamela’s Event Design

Thanks for stopping by!

Pam Archer

Pamela’s Event Design

Fall Weddings

We love doing Fall weddings.  The colors of the flowers are so much more vibrant, due to the cooler weather.  Meagan and Aaron’s wedding color palette played to the colors of autumn so beautifully.  They chose teal and red, but in much more muted tones than what we normally see.  The end result was breathtaking!  Jim Goodwin did a great job of capturing this picture of the bridesmaids:

The reception was in  the Grand Soldier’s Ballroom, at The Carnegie Hotel.  The ballroom is a replica of the dining room on the Titanic:

The room needed very little added decoration.  We chose the neutral linen so it wouldn’t compete with the elegance of the room.   The couple’s colors were brought in with the flowers:

Lots of candles made it very romantic:

Meagan enjoyed some time with her guests.  Notice the water in the vases on the mantle:

Don’t you just love this peek of the wedding cake, by Marji Chambers?

Meagan and her mom, Teri, were a delight to work with.  It wasn’t like work at all!  I think the wedding was exquisite and everything turned out so perfectly.  Now that’s a success!

Thanks for stopping by.  Come back soon to see another lovely Fall wedding.

Pam Archer, President

Pamela’s Event Design

Cake Toppers for 2011

For the past decade, fresh flowers have ruled as cake toppers and decoration.  While still hot, the newest trend is toward clay modeled, more personalized toppers.

Etsy is one of my favorite sites for anything, and especially for wedding accessories.  I fell in love with these darling cake toppers:

Kissing Bees Cake TopperLove Angels Kissing Bees

Novelty Cake ToppersLove Angels Love Birds

Engraved stones in a bird's nest cake topperOur Nest Cake Topper

Love Birds Cake TopperPink Pearl Love Birds

Hand Molded Bride and Groom Cake TopperBride and Groom

I am amazed by the detail in these cake toppers.  The sculptor paid attention to getting every detail of this wedding dress correct.  The bride and groom one is made by Thumb Print Kids.  What is even more impressive is that you can send them a picture of the two of you, and they will make them look exactly like you, down to every detail!

I hope you enjoyed looking at these cake toppers, and that they will spark some creativity for your own wedding cake.  I like to admire other wedding vendor’s work, and when it is worthy of showcasing, I love to share it with you.

Happy wedding planning!

Pam

 

James & Julie’s November Wedding

Pamela’s Event Design Awarded Bride’s Choice Award for 2011

Weddings, Wedding Venues
2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More

We are excited to announce that WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, has  selected Pamela’s Exclusive Floral & Event Design to receive the prestigious annual Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Top Wedding Planners/Designers in the U.S. and  Canada!  We also won the award in 2010!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Pamela’s stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

We are happy to announce that we are among the very best Wedding and Event Designers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites Wedding Wire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Wedding Bee.

We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

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