The entrance of the bride was down the stairway and under a natural garden arch. She carried a bouquet of Cool Water lavender roses which have a wonderful scent and included a collar of wide deep purple ribbon loops. The bridesmaids carried lime green bouquets to give a pop of color against their deep eggplant color gowns. The bouquets included green cymbidium and dendrobium orchids with a collar of aspidistra leaves that had been folded into loops to give the bouquet a more tropical aspect.
Cocktails were also outside in the Healing Garden area with the reception in the grand ballroom. The Ritz’s talented pastry chef used fresh flowers provided by Flowers by Fudgie, in the colors of the wedding using eggplant asters and mini mums!!
A wishing tree was place in the pre function area for guest. A wedding wish tree or wishing tree is a brilliant idea to replace the traditional guest book in a fun way. The basic concept is to decorate a tree in your wedding colors’ and style and then provide wish tree cards for your guests. Your guests then write anything they like on the cards from best wishes, dreams, or helpful advice for the newlyweds and then tie them on the branches of the tree. After, these mementos make a fantastic addition to any wedding album or scrapbook. In this couple’s case, Flowers by Fudgie use Manzanita branches with fresh green hydrangeas at the base which added to the decor in the cocktail area.
The sweetheart table of 2 was completed by using the bridal bouquet and two of the hand tied bridesmaids bouquet on the ends of the table. By doing so, the couple got a little double duty out by using the bouquets as centerpieces now at the reception.
If you are looking for wedding flowers in Sarasota or the surrounding areas you will want to be sure to contact Flowers by Fudgie, and speak with their bridal consultants. Ask them to send /email a consultation questionnaire and they will provide you a FREE proposal, with pricing, photos, and options, based on the information you provide. It is a great way to start in the planning for your big event.