Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style magazine

Last Tuesday, March 11, was the photo shoot for Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine at the St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado. What a whirlwind trip to Aspen! I pulled out of Denver on Monday - after waiting for FedEx to show up with the linens shipped in from Los Angeles. Arrived in Aspen and crashed with some friends for the night, up bright and early on Tuesday morning and off to the St. Regis hotel. What a day - pulling together all the aspects of Bella Fiori's tablescape, plus designing two bouquets and two boutonnieres for the shoot.
First off, a special thank-you to Wildflower Linens of Buena Park, California for helping me to design the linen look. Young Song sent over a phenomenal lily pad table linen in moss green. I absolutely loved it, as did everyone else that saw it. On the chivari chairs we draped a sage chiffon chair cover and adorned it with a yellow pincushion protea flowers. At each place setting was a dupioni silk citron napkin.

All the rentals for the tablescape were provided by Event Rents of Denver: including the charger, plates, glasses and silverware. At each place setting the napkin has a pocket fold and holds a menu designed by Michelle Gillette of Dramatic Events. Michelle also designed the place cards which I placed in our cut logs. Also, each napkin is adorned with a yellow cymbidium orchid. At the base of the arrangement is green sheet moss, yellow cymbidium orchids, green votive holders and green balls of different textures.
The arrangement itself was designed on a 36" vase that I wrapped with bark and twigs. A manzanita branch sat on top of the vase where I wove yellow kangaroo paws, yellow dendrobriums and yellow mokara orchids into the branches. For some added flare and interest I wired individual yellow mokara orchids with gold wire and had them dangle from the manzanita branches.

Looks like I didn't get any shots of the bouquets with my camera, ooopppsss. One bouquet was handtied with a cluster of yellow pincushion flowers surrounded by rolled croton leaves. Around the leaves I wired yellow callas so they'd form a circle around the leaves. The second bouquet was also handtied and contained yellow spray roses clustered in the center and had dangling yellow mokara orchids wired in.
The boutonnieres I did get shots of.
The first boutonniere was of yellow kangaroo paws and three billy balls and yellow gems on the base.
The second boutonniere had a yellow cymbidium orchid with rolled croton leaves and lily grass, also adorned with yellow gems.

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