Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rustic Containers

Wood planter boxes, birch containers and mason jars are all the rage in the latest wedding centerpiece design.  They and are perfect to tie in architectural elements of a building (such as for barn weddings, weddings at the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls ;) ... outdoor weddings, or other "rustic or vintage themed" weddings.

This is a design below created by yours truly at Engaging Floral Designs! Don't forget to stop and smell the ranunculus, dahlias, spray roses, tulips, and oh yeah, roses....

Roundhouse Wedding Flowers and Day of Coordination - 2012Sept29

It was truly a pleasure to be back at the Roundhouse on September 29th working as the floral designer and day of coordinator for a wonderful couple from NYC.  It was an iffy day with the weather but the rain held out and the ceremony took place outside on the patio area at the venue (the original ceremony plan was on the lawn but it was too damp with all the rain we had previously in Beacon). 

These stands were purchased for weddings at Roundhouse and can be used indoors or outdoors. 

These aisle markers were used again after the ceremony on the cocktail tables.  Reuse and recycle!

Their dj didn't provide prelude music so we used my assistant's smartphone to play some prelude music stored on there as guests were seated. Their officiant was a friend and offered a very personal ceremony having everyone laughing and smiling. 
 The cocktail hour took place upstairs in the Gallery area and outside until the rain decided to eventually fall - at least it had the decency to wait until long after the ceremony was over!
The large doors behind the escort table arrangement open to reveal the reception area - The Waterfall room.

There were 17 tables set up in this room making for a nice open dance floor.  We loved the dimmers on the lighting and how it illuminates the re-purposed wood beam ceiling, the retractable blind/curtain system to keep the space hidden from guests during the cocktail hour (and to open it for the reception to give an amazing view of the falls).  Many thanks to the professional, friendly and hard working team at the Roundhouse to maintain a smooth flowing event. 

The only downside to the evening was that the dj had a faulty wireless microphone (and didn't bring a backup mic) and I happened to own a corded microphone that I let him use for the rest of the evening. It was a wonderful event with great vendors looking out for this couple, a great family and a fun group of friends there to celebrate their special day! 

We look forward to sharing professional photos from their photographer, Laura Marie Duncan Photography. Stay tuned...

Roundhouse Wedding Flowers - September 22, 2012

Our first event at Roundhouse happened on September 22, 2012.  This bride wanted a very simple, classic white/cream blush look for her centerpieces designed in hobnob mason jars. These tables were not completely set yet but with the glassware, place settings, menu cards, and candles, this was a nice soft look for the space. Can't wait to see the photographer's professional photos when we get them!

For the bouquets, the bride requested a bouquet with anemones, lilies, roses, and...wait for's breath....(screech, hault!).  What? Yes, it seems that baby's breath is starting to be requested due to the ever so popular vintage romantic trend.  Next year we have a wedding where baby's breath is the only flower in tall glass vases with hanging votives and crystals... who knew!
We can't wait to feature the photographer's images of our flowers to show you the complete overall look...stay tuned!