Laura & Jon
Laura and Jon’s wedding was another very special event to be a part of because of our close relationship and love of Laura’s Mother, Norma. We have known Norma for years through Distinctive Event Rentals. She would help educate us and lead us on product availability, and often would say, “one day you will be able to do one of the girls weddings!” So when the phone call came for us asking if we were available, of course, without hesitation – we said YES! We often help others in our industry with events such as bridal shows, open houses, and a few extended family weddings. However, this one was especially joyful to be a part of for so many reasons. Most of all, for Mrs Norma and her kind joyful Soul, who touches so many people through her advise on weddings and events.
Best wishes to Laura, who is a testament to her Mother, and to Jon who found two beautiful women, inside and out. One to call his wife, and one to call his other mother.
PLEASE ENJOY LISTENING TO One Hand, One Heart (Glee Cast Version) WHILE VIEWING THIS POST!
Laura and Jon were married at the Contemporary Art Center in Virginia Beach. Bright colors and classic, yet funky designs made this such a fun wedding to be a part of. Many thanks to Andi Grant Photography for the beautiful photos, and Julie from As You Wish.
The Wedding Party:
The Bridal Bouquet.
A beautiful, elegant bouquet of Vendella roses (a high petal count rose with a medium sized head with a velvety cream appearance), accented with huge fragrant Stargazer lilies, also featuring our signature crystal butterfly. To finish the bouquet, we added strands of crystals to the bouquet and wrapped it in fabric. We also used the bridal gown’s embellished straps, which had been removed from the dress for a custom touch.
A close up of the bouquet stem embellishments.
The Bridal Party! Hot pink tulips and Noreen Lilies were wrapped and embellished with broaches as well. The hot pink looks gorgeous against the bridesmaids dresses.
The Groom: Exotic Noreen Lilies wrapped in coordinating fabric.
Two iron arches were decorated, between the two arches we added our clear rod and covered it with natural greens and flowers: Stargazer lily’s, green Fuji mums, Hot Princess roses (hot pink), Vendella roses and hot pink tulips, with accents of greens to soften. We displayed altar arrangements to frame the arches on our wrought iron pedestals. The altar arrangements included two of our glass and iron vases with Stargazer lily’s, hot pink glads, green Fuji mums, and Hot Princess roses accented with greens.
Our glass pew markers displayed a stargazer lily in each, placed the back of the chairs on each aisle. The flowers and decor from the ceremony were all re-used in the reception in various areas.
A close up of the gorgeous altar arrangements.
The round guest tables featured our votive and glass centerpieces, sitting on the rose bowls with flowers underneath the glass with Stargazer lily's, pink tulips, accented with hot pink alstromeria, and hot pink Hot Princess roses, and a light accent of greens to soften the look.
Dramatically dangling from the trees in the grouping of tables we added our hanging globes with open Hot Princess roses.
On the long tables, we added one of our large palace vases, bursting with Stargazer lily’s, Hot Princess roses, and various greens. Inside of the vase featured hot pink Dendrobium orchids. We added new floating globes (2) on either side of the palace vases. We used green hydrangea in the floating globes with candles to create a soft and magical illuminated look.
Glass cylinders were used to to create a unique cup cake stand. The glass cylinders contained water and hot pink Dendrobium orchids, and were accented with blooms of Dendrobium on the cup cakes and glass.
The arch from the ceremony was used to frame the cupcake display. CONGRATS TO LAURA AND JON!