Chelsea and Brad at Hartwood Acres

This past Saturday, we did two amazing weddings. The first was the marriage of Chelsea and Brad with a gorgeous outdoor ceremony at Hartwood Acres, followed by a reception at the Mount Troy Ballroom.
The theme was vintage Hollywood romance and we focused on soft, romantic flowers in seasonal blushy pink and cream. The Hartwood Mansion is truly spectacular! The weather was perfect and Chelsea and Brad were able to have a wonderful ceremony in the outdoor gardens.

They were married under an arbor draped with ivory organza with hanging crystal chandeliers and fresh peonies.

There were three different centerpieces throughout the room. This one is a tall centerpiece with hydrangea, peonies, roses and crystals.

The whole reception was planned around this custom built crystal tree with a lighted base. It’s over five foot tall! This item is now available as a rental item for events.
The second centerpieces was a tall submerged arrangement with a pink cymbidium orchid.
The third was a trio of submerged peonies, mokara orchids and roses.

Chelsea was an extremely creative bride and her handmade touches were everywhere throughout the reception including this pink candy buffet.

Now for Chelsea’s bouquet, I have to say this was one of my favorite bouquets that I’ve ever made! (Also stay tuned for our second wedding from Saturday- loved that one too!) Chelsea gave me creative freedom, but also gave me a few fantastic ideas on her own. She asked me if I could paint fiddlehead ferns gold and if she could have chandelier crystals hanging from her bouquet. I never say no! The result was so glamorous!

Chelsea’s bouquet had almost too many flowers to list. I used four different types of peonies, garden roses, sweet pea, lily of the valley, gold fiddlehead ferns, ranunculus, cymbidium orchids, astilbe, calla lilies and crystals.The vendors that helped make this event fantastic were: Ceremony Venue: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/images/gallery/hw/mansion.aspReception: http://www.mttroyballroom.us/Day of Coordinator (aka: the person that made everything fall together!): Sumer from: http://www.simplyperfectwedding.net/ Sumer is always fabulous!Florist: www.mocharose.comPhotographer: Paul and Cyndi Meyer http://www.paulmeyerphotography.com/index.swf

  • Molly said:

    WOW. April, everything looks so beautiful. That bouquet is AMAZING!!!!

  • I absolutely love this Bouquet. You have done such an amazing job, I keep checking back for your updates to see what other stunners you create.

    Keep up the great work!