Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Fall/Winter 2010

I am so thrilled & proud to be a part of both "The Bouquet" AND "The Tabletop" editorial features in the current issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine! This is a high end wedding magazine based out of eastern USA (Rhode Island) which I have loved over the years for the inspirational editorials & featured weddings including a brilliant group of vendors...gown designers, jewelry designers, flower designers, photographers, event decor companies, catering & cakes, everything good & higher end in wedding design....
In each Issue Grace has Bouquet & Tabletop Editorials which feature designs by chosen wedding Designers and Floral Designers.
When I was asked to do this table I knew I had to work with the very best & I chose to work with Simon Cooksley Event Design. I have known Simon since he was in the Visuals Dept. of Holt Renfrew Vancouver about 12 years ago. (At that time I also had a boutique within Holt Renfrew during the Christmas Holiday Season, and had been the resident florist for many years.)
Simon now owns "Simon Cooksley Event Design" and is the most fabulous, tasteful, meticulous, perfectionist designer I know.
Above is my model extraordinaire...Philip Ireland, GM of The Vancouver Club. Philip is holding my Bouquet of Ivory peonies, Roses, and Calla Lilies, with long strands of hand strung Hyacinth blossoms.
I love our neutral taupe/grey comfy arm chairs. Just so luxurious! (I have to admit I have seen enough Chivari chairs over the past 10 years to last me a lifetime.) We were so in sync on the perfect silk fabric & colour for the table linens, & Simon had the perfect box pleated custom linens delivered within a week. I heart Simon Cooksley.
The Florals...close-up.
Peonies, Peonies, Peonies.....
I used Martha Sturdy white resin square vessels lining the table in 2 sizes....also the lamps had mirrored glass bases...all filled with Peonies in various shades of pink. This created a storyline of different heights & sizes along the length of the table. The ivory Rose petals are (painstakingly, haha) placed in perfect Paisley designs, in an impromptu salute to my favourite artist, Prince.
Hyacinth blossoms are dripping from Simon's beautiful square white Lamps.
The Hyacinth blossoms mirror the Bridal Bouquet I made....
The silverware, crystal, and table settings were all from Atkinsons. Now, that was another fun shopping trip with Simon! Could it all be more perfect?

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