10 14 2010

Sari & Nate

This wedding was amazing due to the team effort of many creative minds. The ceremony and reception were held at Adath Isreal. While the wedding was classy and modern, Sari has a green lifestyle and wanted an earthy, natural feel incorporated into her wedding flowers. Joining the two styles resulted in a gorgeous wedding. Sari’s bouquet of white hydrangea and white calla lilies included uhule curls. The bridesmaids carried purple hydrangea, green cymbidium orchids and purple call lilies. Repeating the same flowers in a different color created two completely different, yet unified looks.

Sari’s mom, Linda, was extremely helpful in planning the wedding details. Working with her started a wonderful, long lasting friendship. She envisioned the chuppah as the grand focal point of the ceremony. After searching for months, Linda realized no one could provide her with the magnificent chuppah she wanted. Undeterred, she built it herself and soon hopes to started her own chuppah rental business. I will highly recommend her because her ideas are original and impressive. Eden topped the front pillars with huge arrangements of purple hydrangea, purple lilies, green dendrobium orchids, purple kale, pruple roses and purple tulips. We then wrapped grape vine from top to the bottom where two large arrangments of ivy and hydrangea flanked the chuppah’s bottom. Sari’s grandmother’s lacy table cloth was used as the chuppah’s canopy. The end result created a breathtaking chuppah that all wedding guests will forever remember.

Linda and her husband Marty own Allied Glass and Mirror, so mirrors were incorporated into all the center pieces. We were amazed how the mirrors and their reflections provided a classy, elegant statement. Lighting from Goodwin Lighting was used for even more impact. For the guest tables, we varied the heights of the center pieces. Half the tables showed off center pieces of purple hydrangea, green cymbidium orchids, purple kale and purple roses in silver revere bowls. Sari chose tall candelabras for remaining tables. In those, we repeated the low arrangements and added purple stock and peacock feathers. Four rectangular tables were designated for friends of the bride and groom and were adorned with long and low arrangements containing the same flowers as the low centerpieces. Kim Fitzpatrick from Fitz the Occasion created a tree for the center of the rectangle tables. The natural branches of the trees paired with the purple and green wedding flowers highlighted the two unique styles of the bride. Sari and Nate used wedding planner Eliza EcKenzie from Elegant Events by Elisa. Linens were provided by Connie Duglin. With all the attention to lighting and details, Ron Shuller was able to capture stunning photographs.