TWO weddings, ONE love

The Flower House joined Colorado Wedding Company and Gaston Photography on an absolutely picture perfect day in October, 2011, for the marriage of Anne and Rajan. The couple, along with family and friends, celebrated their marriage with TWO ceremonies in beautiful Cordillera, Colorado.

This wedding day was special, as the couple chose to honor each of their traditions and incorporate both Hindu and Christian ceremonies. The vibrant and joyous Hindu celebration began with the groom’s entrance on a white horse. The bride, with her beautiful and intricate henna,  entered with her bridal party shortly after. The ceremony took place under a mandap inside the gazebo overlooking the valley below.

 

 

Simply beautiful.

The second ceremony of the day was a Christian celebration. The guests were seated at the very top of the property and overlooked breathtaking views of Cordillera and the valley.

Anne’s bridal party, dressed in various hues of purple, wine, and navy, carried seasonal bouquets featuring dahlias, hydrangea, hypericum berries, lisianthus and roses.

Anne’s bouquet featured lush dahlias with deep callas, Black Magic roses, berries, lisianthus, stock, and a few purple button mums. I loved her color palette and thought the deep bold colors of her bouquet were perfect against her gorgeous cream lace gown.

Cheers to Rajan and Anne!

Floral: The Flower House

Event Planning: Colorado Wedding Company

Stunning photography by: Gaston Photography

Venue: The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera

April 12, 2012 - 3:31 pm

alicia - beautiful bouquets!

Spring has Sprung!

I am so thrilled it’s finally Spring! The weather has been unbelievable and it has really benefited the local growers and flower markets. Check out some recent beauties…

Neighborhood Crab Apple Tree

Anemones, Hydrangea, Hyacinth, Quick Sand Roses, and Viburnum

 

Ranunculus and Hellebores

Hellebores, Grape Hyacinth, Maiden Hair Fern, Trick Dianthus, Dusty Miller

Ombre Roses

Locally grown Ranunculus!

Viburnum, Hydrangea, Lilies, Freesia, Queen Anne’s Lace, Agapanthus and more.

 

Downtown “Vintage-Chic”

 

Robin and Justin were married at the Seawell Ballroom in September of 2011. The two had quite a unique style, which they deemed “swanky vintage”. The color palette we had to work with was black, white, and a touch of robin’s egg blue. Planning the decor was a bit of a challenge, but one we were excited to take on. Well, let’s see here, there are no flowers that are truly black or robin’s egg blue. All white flowers just wouldn’t convey the right look. Hmmmmm. What to do, what to do?!

We’ve got it! The Flower House and Classic Creations wedding planning came up with a very unique and definitely customized look for the event. We used tall silver candelabra stands topped with giant feather pieces. When I say giant, I mean 5 feet tall.  We created lamps from scratch (and yes, they do light up) and covered the bases with flowers. Long tables were completed with a “runner” effect of assorted laser cut paper wrapped glass and mercury glass with candle light. Adding the scrolled black and white damask pattern where we could helped to complete the look. This was a super fun wedding to be a part of and we were thrilled with how it turned out! A big huge thank you to Autumn Burke for providing the beautiful images below.

 

A Valentine Wedding

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! A day celebrating love and romance. It is said the holiday originated around 270 AD, when St. Valentine died. Many different stories exist about this fellow, and at least 3 different saints with that name are recognized by the Catholic Church, all of whom were martyred.

One legend tells how third century Roman Emperor Claudius II thought young males made better soldiers if they weren’t married, thus outlawing marriage for soldiers. Valentine tried to right this injustice by preforming marriages in secret for the young lovers. A very nice gesture indeed, until Claudius found out and ordered Valentine be put to death.

Yet another legend suggests that Valentine crusaded to free  Christians from Roman prisons and the abusive jailers that kept them. Upon being found out, he was thrown into just such a prison, where he fell in love with the jailers daughter. It is said he passed notes to her and his final love letter to her before his execution was signed “from your Valentine”, an expression still used today.

Others believe that the Catholic Church created Valentine’s day as a way to put a stop to the pagan fertility festival of Lupercalia, a holiday time celebrated on and after the 15th of February. The rituals involved in the festival included sacrifices and blood (which we won’t go into here…YUCK) as well as a “love lottery” of sorts. The single woman would all place their names into an urn at the center of town, whereby all the bachelors would draw a name out. The pairings would then spend the next year together.

Whatever the truth may be, Valentine’s day serves as a great reminder to do something extra special for your sweetie.

The following photos are from a beautiful Valentine’s weekend wedding in 2011. The bride and groom wanted the look to be as romantic as they were… so needless to say, the event called for hundreds and hundreds of red roses and lots of glowing candle light.

Photography provided by the amazingly talented Travis Broxton. The venue was the ever so beautiful Sanctuary.

Colorado LOVE with a “Down Home” twist

The Flower House was  THRILLED to part of Liz and Nate’s wedding day!

The gorgeous setting was courtesy of Crooked Willow Farms… the perfect setting for a beautiful “kick your heels up” wedding! The bride’s family has roots in Nebraska ( as do I), and we incorporated many personal effects from the family farm… from antique jars, metal milk pails, calf feeder troughs, and even a wind mill! We LOVE personalizing a wedding, and what better way than including items that have been in the family for years! Enjoy the following images graciously provided by  Lindsay B Photography. Lindsay is an amazing photographer and we’d recommend her until the cows come home! Planning, inspiration, and coordination was provided by Heather with Table 6! The entire day was amazing! Check out the sunflower aisle!


Check out the AMAZING aisle with a growing sunflower look!

 

Grandpa’s boots placed at his seat in remembrance.

 


Each Bridesmaid carried a bouquet composed of a flower type from the Bride’s bouquet! What a great look and a unique way to tie everything together!

CHEERS to NATE and LIZ!

XOXOX