Here are the results for the wedding flowers I've done on Saturday. It was a wonderful celebration, by the way: an afternoon party with tea, champagne, sandwiches and cakes, with an underlying classic Alice in Wonderland theme.
Flowers used: carnations in white, orange and fuschia, sunflowers, purple lisianthus, white spider mums, asters in purple and fuschia, orange dahlias, orange chrysanthemums.
I absolutely loved doing centerpieces in teapots, and working with carnations especially. I can't understand people still loathe them so much; they're so easy to work with, extremely durable, inexpensive, and absolutely lovely! These fluffy round balls had such an impact, I really hope they become increasingly popular in the future!
Here was the bride's bouquet: all white carnations (around 45 of them), tied with a vintage satin sash fabric that belonged to the groom's grandmother. (This will likely be the picture on the home page of my upcoming website!)
Unfortunately I couldn't take more pictures of the numerous centerpieces, as M who was supposed to arrive early enough to capture them ended up being stuck in traffic, and arrived right before the ceremony started, as everyone were already seated at the tables and children had already started pulling the flowers apart, pouring water from the teapots into toy cups and such! :-) Lesson learned this time: I need to stop relying on my husband for this. Timing is especially important in weddings, and sometimes your window of opportunity is very short. I really should minimally invest in a decent point-and-shoot camera that would allow me to take some pictures as I do the setup, before the craziness starts!
And, in a somewhat related note, here is a photo of another white carnation bouquet, albeit one worn by a blushing bride during the winter of 1960. This is the wedding picture of my stepmom's parents, whose 50th anniversary we also celebrated this weekend. I thought it was so classic and exquisite I wanted to post it here!