Real Wedding: Lauren and Jovanni

By: Colleen Lennehan


Over the past year blush and ivory palettes became a bridal favorite, and Lauren and Jovanni’s wedding perfectly captures all the romance these colors bring.

The two married on August 20th, 2016 at St. Lawrence O’Toole church, later celebrating at The Aria.

Their big day beautifully blended bridal glam with classic touches, which is most highlighted in Lauren’s bouquet!

Terri created round style bouquets for both the bride and bridesmaids using white garden roses, hydrangea, ranunculi, and blush roses, wrapping them in ivory ribbon. She used jeweled fabric to add a pop of glitz and allow Lauren’s bouquet to really shine!

Jovanni and his groomsmen wore white ranunculus boutonnières, and their sweet flower girl walked down the aisle with a baby’s breath flower crown.

Their reception flowers matched the bridal party with roses and hydrangea, keeping everything in sync. For the centerpieces we used tall gold pilsner vases and low mercury fairytale vases for variation. Flowers seemed to grow out of every inch of The Aria during Lauren and Jovanni’s reception.

Blooms greeted guests as they entered and passed the place card table, decorated with a stunning manzanita tree arrangement full of roses, hydrangea, and orchids. We fixed clusters of roses and hydrangea along the staircase to compliment the scalloped fabric. At the bottom of the staircases sat their sweetheart table, decorated with small julep cups and matching flowers.

Their entire wedding was beautifully captured by the talented photographers of Annandale Photography, we hope you enjoy seeing a glimpse of their glamorous day!

 

Venue- The Aria

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photography- Annandale Photography

Popular Wedding Flowers

By: Colleen Lennehan


With thousands of flowers growing all over the world it may seem hard to pick a handful of favorites, but when it comes to weddings, some blooms are chosen over and over again.

Many brides already have their “must have” flower list in mind before they slide their engagement ring on, while others need time to decide what blooms will go into their bridal bouquet.

We’ve created a list of 15 flowers that have been steadily popular over the past year. Terri designed each of these floral creations within the past few years and we gathered them all because they highlight one of the most used flowers by brides and grooms!

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Full List of the 15 Popular Wedding Flowers:

We’ve added in a price estimate for each as well, from one dollar symbolizing it’s on the cheaper side, to three, which means they are up there in price!

  1. Peony $$$
  2. Garden Rose $$$
  3. Rose $$
  4. Hydrangea $$
  5. Spray Rose $$
  6. Ranunculus $$$
  7. Succulent $$$
  8. Astilbe $$$
  9. Calla Lily $$
  10. Eucalyptus $
  11. Protea $$$
  12. Orchid $$$
  13. Baby’s Breath $
  14. Chocolate Queen Anne’s Lace $$
  15. Anemone $$$

 

Photos have been credited to their specific photographers!

Aria Bridal Show

By: Colleen Lennehan


The Aria hosted their annual Tasting and Vendor Showcase event last week, and we were thrilled to be apart of the evening.

We set our table up with “garden glamour” in mind. We draped a blush glittered runner down the center of the table, added a few mercury votives, and attached a ruffled skirt to the front; we loved the overall mix of glitter and earthy florals, as do many upcoming brides!

Terri created four completely different bouquets to highlight the wide range of flower possibilities. The first one sparkled and bloomed larger than any other rose we’ve seen. She used one white rose and dozens of petals to create a giant “single” rose bouquet. We love the uniqueness of this and how it shows off the beauty and simplicity of a “single” rose.

The next bouquet also appeals to the more daring bride as it only had three components: strung orchids, eucalyptus, and one massive succulent. The balance of tropical and organic in this bouquet is quite lovely, and would pair nicely with just about any color scheme.

The third bouquet shows off a classic style, but is still just as stunning as any other. Terri combined scabiosa pods, quicksand roses, white lisianthus , brunea, and eucalyptus in this sweet bouquet, giving it a natural look.

The last bouquet had echoes of ocean waves and rustling palm leaves. This tropical beauty had lush peonies, and fragrant garden roses mixed with white orchids, a classic island flower. Green ivy and two strands of orchids hung from the bouquet as well to elevate the look even more.

In addition to the bouquets Terri also created two centerpieces, one tall and one short, as well as a stunning birch arch backdrop.

The short centerpiece sat in a silver fairytale vase, topped with roses, hydrangea, stock, and eucalyptus, a popular look this year, but the tall arrangement really caught the eye of brides and grooms throughout the night.

Thin birch branches, mixed with white orchid strands extended out of the centerpiece, made of glittered hydrangea, white hydrangea, orchids, spray roses, and silver lemon leaves, while white feathers hung from the bottom. The entire glamorous piece sat on a clear pilsner vase, filled with birch branches.

To complete our vendor table we set up a birch arch with suspended succulent terrariums and strands of glitzy gems. Bunches of eucalyptus were added to the corners to incorporate the earthy feel we used throughout the table!

This was one of our favorite bridal shows to be in, we loved the overall outcome of our table and met many wonderful brides and grooms we hope to see again!

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Florist- Terri Krisavage

Venue- The Aria

Photographer- Colleen Lennehan Photography

 

 

Punchy Palette

With pops of color, sweet succulents, and earthy additions, this spring wedding was a fabulous blend of charm and romance.

By: Colleen Lennehan


Brittanie Decker married Matthew Cavanaugh on Friday, May 6th at The Aria. The couple chose peach and corals for the base of their color scheme; bridesmaids wore bright coral gowns and the groomsmen were decked out in grey suits and succulent boutonnières.

The bouquets, bursting with blooms and color, tied in the pinks and peaches, along with natural tones of white and green. Peach colored David Austin garden roses, pink peonies, plump succulents, hydrangea, ranunculus, eucalyptus and blush berries were all used to complete the bouquets.

The centerpieces only consisted of three elements: a floating votive, a succulent, and a coral gerbera daisy. These reserved arrangements made a unique statement, showing not all brides have to choose a typical centerpiece for their reception! We stacked three cube vases, full of gold stones on each table to create this quirky bouquet alternative.

Every aspect of this wedding showcased the couples style and personality, which is always the most important part of the planning process!

 

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photographer- Colleen Lennehan