Saturday, December 18, 2010

Enchanted Forest Themed Wedding at Shadow Lawn

Now this wedding we will never forget. The couple had us do their rehearsal dinner and wedding at Shadow lawn in High Falls. The Rehearsal dinner was on July 4th and the wedding July 5th, 2008. This was the first wedding we did with an “Enchanted Forest “theme. The budget was great, we had been working closely with their wedding planner Tammy Baldwin and the couple throughout the year, and as always, I love to be involved in the creative process. The lighting was amazing with a forest projected all over the tent by John and Rita Carver from Bear Fly Designs

There were trees by the tent poles, moss, branches, stumps, mushrooms, ferns etc...

Everything was so pretty and perfect. Steve even designed and made this amazing stone path leading up the ceremony area by a stream and the gorgeous birch Chuppah. I believe there were almost two tons of rocks.

The reason why this wedding is so unforgettable is the fact that I gave birth in the middle of it.

 I went into labor the day before their Rehearsal dinner and gave birth on July 4th at 8:10 pm right before the fireworks. Steve went back and forth between the hospital and wedding, even setting up and breaking down before and after our daughter Scarlett Lily was born. All the vendors seemed to know but I do not think the couple did. This will be a great story to tell future generations, will we ever let her live this down?
Rehearsal Dinner Centerpiece
Sunflowers and Heirloom Tomatoes

Of course, I never got to take any photos and barely saw any work until I got these nice photos from their photographer Marie Papp. You can check out her work at:

The Brides Bouquet had white Gerbera daisies, Seeded Eucalyptus, green and yellow Roses, green Cymbidium Orchids, white Casablanca Lilies, pale yellow Stock, Tweedia, Garlic Scapes, green Button Mums, Muscari, Dusty Miller, Lisianthus, and Fern.

The Groom’s Boutonnière had Button Mums, Lisianthus, Muscari, and Dusty Miller.

We alternated high and low Mercury Glass with green Spider Mums, Hosta Leaves, Ferns, Seeded Eucalyptus, Lisianthus, Dusty Miller, Roses, Stock, and Calla Lilies. There is only one or tow photos of the table detail.

The desert table was nice. Covered with Moss, Mushrooms, bark, stumps. Maxine made the cake from Bittersweet bakers. She is probably the best in the Hudson Valley. Check her out at:

 Steve did this beautiful large floral display in Mercury Glass. He used yellow and green Roses, Belles of Ireland, Casablanca Lilies, white Delphinium, green Spider Mums, Seeded Eucalyptus, and Hanging Amaranthus.


The wedding was even published in Well Wed Magazine.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dec 13th Vintage Wedding on 100 Layer Cake Blog

We are excited as we have just been published on 100 Layer Cake - Today
photos by Weddings By Two

You can also find more of this wedding on previous Blog Post under Vintage Wedding at Shadow Lawn

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fall Wedding at private home

This was a beautiful October Wedding at the family’s home in Bronxville NY. The look was that of a garden party. We had the opportunity to do flowers inside and outside of the house.
I am mixing my photos with the couples photographer's photos. She was not only really good, she was really sweet. He name is Jocelyn Filley -

I especially loved these bouquets that were both pretty and vibrant.
For the Bride, we used Mango, dark burgundy and wine colored Calla Lilies, burgundy and rust Dahlia’s, orange Gerbera Daisies, dark red and caramel Roses, and burgundy Hydrangea.

The Brides two sitters were the Maids of Honor. Their bouquets have burgundy, wine colored Calla Lilies, rust Ranunculus, rust, and dark red Roses, purple Veronica and dark blue Delphinium. I thought the contrast of red and blue was quite striking.

Inside the house, we had little budvases climbing up the staircase with Roses, Dahlia’s, Jasmine Vine, and Veronica.

Steve did a floral spray on the landing above the entry to the house.

 We also had an arrangement in the dining room; it had Roses, Gerbera Daisies, Monk’s Hood, James Story Orchids, Ivy, and jasmine vine.

 For The Sunroom we had a large blue ceramic urn with James Story Orchids, Ivy, and Lemon Leaf. On a glass table, we had red Mokara Orchids surrounding a glass bowl with floating Gardenia, Ivy, and Tiger tail Orchids.

The ceremony Arch is one of my favorites. It was covered with garlands, vines, and flowers. Leading up to the Arch were two large Urns with large Delphinium.

The tables were long family style. We used Mercury Glass Urns, ceramic Urns and bud vases filled with Stock, Roses, Calla Lilies, Lilies, Dahlias, Delphinium, Italian Ruscus, Ivy, Lemon Leaf, and Orchids. In addition, at each place setting there was an Orchid.

Registration Table

Bud Vases for Registration Table


This wedding has been featured in La Bella Bride with Bouquets featured in Well Wed Magazine.