Blue, green and white. That was my first wedding of the season. So simply, so pretty, so organic looking.
It was at the Crystal Rose on Lookout Mountain, which I've actually never been to before. I've been to their smaller location, the Eagle's Nest, but never the actual Crystal Rose.
It was pretty. Small and quiet, but nicer than the Eagle's nest. The carpet there is bright green, so I instantly understood why this bride picked green and blue for her colors. Very wise choice.
The bride was so sweet and very open to ideas and really any flowers. She loved tulips and ivy, and so those were a lot of the main focus of her bouquet and the bridesmaids. I tied a finger rosary to her bouquet, which I thought was such a wonderful touch of meaning.
Her centerpieces were either three floating white gerbs in a bowl or a tall arrangement of bells of ireland (my favorite scented flower ever) and white gerbera daisies with seeded eucalyptus.
One hilarious moment of the delivery was when the groom strolled up to one of the tables that I was placing a centerpiece on and said "What are those?" He was talking about the bells of ireland, the flower his bride loved so much. I told him what they are and he stepped back, looked and said "They remind me of aspargus. I like aspargus though." Then he disappeared, like a boss.
The cake, from Das Meyer, was lovely. They do a little bit of sparkle on their cakes, and it just makes the whole thing look so delicious and pretty.
The poor bride - the weather was crisp and cool, with a high chance of rain. Her ceremony was supposed to be outside and when I left they were still waiting to make the call on that. Take it from someone who had rain on her wedding day - you can never be to careful with outside weddings in Colorado (or Nebraska, for that matter.)
Even with the weather stress, this was a perfect, small wedding to start the season off with. I'm training some new people this year - Traci, my new head designer and a new delivery assistant, Kendal, so I'm glad I had a little, low-stress wedding to wade Traci into the water. This week, I have two weddings, one of which is REALLY intricate and detail oriented. It's going to be nuts. In fact, I'm going today to find thin tongs so that I can place tiny lights into centerpieces without disturbing the arrangement. That's what poor Kendal gets to do this weekend. Baptism by fire basically.
Author of Elly in Bloom and the upcoming Queen of Hearts. Reader of All the Books. Pop-Culture Nerd. Obsessed with Fondue and Showtunes. Lutheran and Proud. Clumsy and Not That Proud. Happily married to a very sweet man. Unhappily the slave of a very clever weiner dog.
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