BOUQUET OF THE WEEK: A Sweet Lavender, Plum, Apple Green and White Bridesmaid Bouquet

September 9, 2011

This sweet bridesmaid’s bouquet is lovely indeed with its softly blended mix of lavender and blush roses, two-tone purple and white picasso mini calla lilies, apple green viburnum, fluffy white mop-head hydrangea and seasonal dark green foliage. {photo: Ashley Bartoletti}

REAL STORIES: Danielle & Michael’s Glamorously Purple Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

August 24, 2009

PASSIONATE PURPLE.   The inspiration for the wedding of Danielle and Michael was indeed that very luscious color in all its many hues, such as  blackberry, mauve, magenta, lavender, current, plum, aubergine, violet, grape and morning glory.


The bride envisioned a large tree dripping with crystals as her guests’ first impression.  Rising to the challenge (quite literally), we “grew” a tree using grapevine, lemon leaves, hydrangea, roses, orchids, delphinium, lilac and stock in every shade of purple we could gather!  Then we draped crystals and orchid garlands from every branch for an opulent garden display.  The tree was placed atop an antique mahogany table in the ballroom foyer; its limbs magically extending over the arriving guests, nearly encasing the sparkling chandelier directly above.  A true show stopper!

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