We wanted the reception to be pretty casual. It was held on a Sunday afternoon at a boat club, and was relatively laid back. We had passed hors d'oeuvres, sandwiches, champagne and a dessert table.
Our floral arrangements at the reception were done by Neville at My Mother's Bloomers -- he is such a sweetheart! The arrangements turned out exceptionally! I wanted something simple-looking and not too expensive. Here's what I came up with:
Alot of the time, the most expensive part of a floral arrangement is the vase. I wanted a small square glass vase, but all of the floral shops were charging about $10 per vase. To keep down on the cost, I asked Neville if I could purchase the vases elsewhere (not all floral shops will allow you to do this!), which he kindly allowed me to do. I actually bought the vases at the dollar store for $2 each which cut back on a lot of costs considering I had about 20 arrangements being made. The arrangements themselves were about $20 each and featured mini calla lillies, hydrangeas and pink spray roses. I also had larger arrangements for the dessert table and sandwhich tables that had an Eiffel Tower in their midst. I bought the wrought iron Eiffel Towers at Winners (my favorite store -- they have everything Eiffel Tower!) for $20 a piece and paid an additional $40 for the arrangments. I was quite pleased with the outcome!
Photography by: Jeff Cooke Photography
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