Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Onteora Mountain House - June Wedding

Even though I have already Blogged about this wedding (see older posts June 30th) I thought I would post the entire wedding as I just got these amazing photos from a wonderful photographer named Cappy Hotchkiss. We have worked with her several times and are always captivated by her work. She works with film, a rarity these days and has such a creative eye. She has a nice and sweet disposition. She captures the essence of all the weddings she photographs. I love how she is able to “see” what we have envisioned in our work.
 Bravo Cappy and thank you. You can find more of Cappy’s work on her website at http://www.cappyhotchkiss.com/

The location for this wedding was at Onteora Mountain House- please visit them at http://www.onteora.com/ I cannot say enough about this magnificent place. It is a breathtaking place and the staff is so nice and accommodating. Cappy took some nice photos of Onteora I will include.
Without sounding redundant, I will explain the ideas for this wedding. The couple Sarah and Eric were great, stylish, smart and hip. We also worked a lot with Sarah’s mother who couldn’t be nicer. The couple was inspired by these old 1940’s maps, which they laminated and wanted to use on each table. We took the linen and napkin colors from these maps. At first, our sample was in a white glass square, (see sample on May 5th post). After discussing this with the bride, she thought that Bubble Bowls would look better on top of the maps as their shape was also rounded. We totally agreed. This is a good example how important the collaborative process is.
We alternated Bubble Bowls, Urns and Manzanita branch that are small desert trees. Because I have already gone through all the flowers for this wedding on a previous post I will just feature all the wonderful shots that Cappy took. If you would like to see and read, more you can view this wedding post – Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 under June weddings.

we decorated this cake with faux leaves branches, mushrooms and rock candy
Blue Mountain Bistro/ Bistro to Go, caterered this wedding and also baked this cake.You can find them at:
They are the in house caterers for Onteora and their food is delicious.

Round Hill House Weddings in August

I never made it to these two weddings so this post will be short. I also only got photos of the centerpieces for one wedding. The other wedding Steve added to the centerpieces at the location so I thought I would wait to get the professional photos.

This photo is of a Bridesmaids bouquet. We used Sumatra Lilies they are the darkest you can find. We also used green Celosia also known as Coxcomb, pink Stock, Amnesia Roses, and white Lisianthus.

The Maid of Honor bouquet had pink Cymbidium Orchids, lavender stock, white Scabiosa flowers; white Ranunculus, Amnesia Roses and Scabiosa Pods.

The Brides Bouquet had white Ranunculus, pale pink Stock, and pink Cymbidium Orchids, white Freesia, white Scabiosa flowers, Scabiosa Pods, Amnesia Roses and raspberry Zinnias.

The Boutonnières had white Ranunculus, white Freesia, Scabiosa Pod and Ivy.

There was only one Brides bouquet for the second wedding. Here we used ivory Stock, peach Parrot Tulips, white Lisianthus, apricot and white Ranunculus, ivory Dahlia, Brunia, white Freesia, Stars of Bethlehem, Tweedia, Lady’s Mantle and Scabiosa Pods.

Here are two photos of different sized centerpieces in mercury glass. They both had green Hydrangea, orange and yellow Mokara Orchids, ivory Stock, Pin Cushion Protea and Ivy.

The Boutonnière had apricot Ranunculus, white/green Lisianthus, Orchids and Ivy.