November 30, 2007

An Alderbrook Resort Wedding

Michelle and Michael

Sometimes we are asked to travel to provide the decor for an event or wedding, something we are always happy to do. For this late fall wedding at Alderbrook Resort on Hood Canal, the bride wanted a feeling that was in keeping with classic lodge decor of the setting, but still modern.

This traditional bridal bouquet was a perfect match for the classic lines of her dress. We chose ivory roses and mini callas and studded this with fragrant stephanotis blossoms. We gave the bouquet a cuff of maidenhair fern which has the feeling of grandmother's lace to help the bouquet stand out against her white dress.

We found these wonderful birch bark sleeves to hide the vases for the ceremony florals and added birch branches for drama. The florals incorporate the colors of fall with reds, yellows and oranges, Granny Smith apples, dried lotus pods and maidenhair fern.

The tables continued this feeling with the birch cuffs hiding vases and overflowing with antique hydrangeas, lotus pods, roses and maidenhair fern. The table tops were decorated with rose petals, Granny Smith apples, preserved beech leaves and candles.

The head table received a pair of miniatures of the centerpieces as well as additional tablescaping.

All photos © Joan Arruda Photography

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