Saturday, November 21, 2009

a different shade of purple

After the recent surge of weddings featuring dark purple, it was kind of fun to do one in light purple.  Lavender, if you will.  :)  This couple got married about a month ago back east, but had an open house here in Utah this past weekend, and I had the opportunity to make a bouquet and some centerpieces for them.

Here is the bouquet

I used lavender roses and Fuji mums, with white pixies, and white and purple alstro.  The roses kept a traditional feel, but the mums added a little fun, texture, and interest.  It was tied with a silky white ribbon. (you can just barely see it in the bottom corner of the top photo)

Here's the centerpiece for the sign-in table.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

purple callas

Dark purple is a HUGE trend in wedding colors this season.  Apparently I started the trend a year and a half ago when I chose it as the main color for our wedding.  :)  But seriously, ever since then dark purple (eggplant, if you will) has been popping up in more and more weddings.  I have two friends getting married in the next few months who have chosen this color as one of their wedding colors.  And here is one bouquet I did for some bridal portraits about a month ago.

Gorgeous flowers, gorgeous bride.  We kept it fairly simple with the purple callas and cream roses.

I know this last picture doesn't show the flowers really, but I wanted one that showed (at least partially) the wrap - it was a sheer gold overlay on cream, knotted in kind of a ballet-style wrap.

Purple callas are definitely a favorite if you're going with this color scheme, but there are so many gorgeous purple flowers out there to choose from!

These amazing pictures were taken by April Bladh Smith of Bladh Photography.