Most of the weddings we have styled in the last couple of years have been in casual outdoor settings and most have been in barns. It all started with my daughter's wedding at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach. So when we were asked to style a church / county club wedding I was a little apprehensive. Honestly, it was the church part that had me worried. It was not something I had ever done and my sister reminded me that I always panic a little bit when I am asked to do something new.
It turned out that the church was a charming little chapel on the site of a larger church.
Although it was windy, it was an absolutely beautiful day for a wedding and the skies could not have been more blue.
When we met the bride she had already chosen her bridesmaid's dresses and her colors. Black and white. And although we wanted to use primarily white flowers, I knew we needed to bring in a little color. Her mother had chosen a plum colored dress, so I suggested we bring in a little lavender.
We took her invitation and used it as our "theme". Eat, Drink and Be Married.
The chapel had a small foyer and the perfect pedestal table to greet the guests.
Hydrangeas are an easy flower to use for a simple, yet elegant flower arrangement.
We tied orchids with white satin ribbon on each of the pews.
And placed urns filled with white Stock and Lisianthus behind.
We lined the front of the chapel with lots of candles. The glass candle holders were from The Dollar Tree (ordered online and picked up at my local store) and the silver pedestals were from Ikea.
The bride had 8 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen. Can you picture them all standing in front?
I couldn't have been more pleased with the way it turned out!