Let’s continue on from yesterday’s post featuring the personal flowers & church decor, I’m having a great time recapping Ashley and Trey’s beautiful winter wedding. Thank you to Phindy Studios for the amazing images within this post!
A month or so prior to the wedding, Ashley’s mom reached out to me about having a statement piece to greet guests as they exited off the elevator to enter the ballroom for the reception. The Hilton Garden Inn has a beautiful ballroom area with windows that look out to the downtown skyline, and the lobby has a great open space. After the cocktail hour, the plan was to have the front entry table become the candy bar, but we didn’t want guests to delve right into the candy bar before they had a chance for cocktails– so we devised a plan: an impressive tree to welcome guests in the colors of the wedding.
The tree featured purple and white roses, purple stock, white and purple spider mums, moon carnations, and dendrobium orchids, and was accented with silver ting ting and hanging crystals. It towered at over 6 feet and was an impressive way to greet guests.
For the table centerpieces, we had three key designs. All along, Ashley loved the look of table trees– so we used white manzanita in square glass vases lined with ti leaves, filled the base with white hydrangea and purple orchids, and dotted the tree with purple and white orchid blossoms:
The trees looked perfect on the lovely purple linens:
The next set of centerpieces was a trio of submerged orchids in tinted water:
We dressed up the sweetheart table with orchid blossoms and candles, and a vase of white hydrangea with a uluhe curl heart
And our third centerpiece featured a 6X6 square vase lined with ti leaves and then filled with hydrangea, stock, orchids, cushion poms, roses and uluhe curls:
Once the party was underway, we moved the tree and assisted in the set up of the magnificent candy buffet– the guests loved this and delved in:
Brides– if you are loving what you see, Kristin Kaplan of Simply Stunning has all the set up materials (vases, tongs, etc etc) you see above to create your perfect candy buffet!
I had a wonderful time working with this sweet couple and loved seeing their vision come to life. Congratulations, Ashley & Trey: a lifetime of happiness!!
Event Coordinator: Kristin Kaplan, Simply Stunning Events, Read her blog posts on the wedding I, II, III
Photographers: Phindy Studios Nashvillle Read their blog post on the wedding & see Ashley’s bridal session pics
Reception Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, Broadway
Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting
Videography: 2duce2 (click here to see the teaser video!)
Cake: Cakes by Shara
Dj: Cosmo Creations
Photobooth by Photobooth Nashville