So, "the party". I really don't know even where to begin...there are sooooo many little details to share! First, I should give you some background: The party was held in honor of a teen girl's birthday. It took place on a lovely June evening - on the grounds of a gorgeous historic mansion. It was a seated dinner and dancing, so, in that respect, I suppose it was really more wedding-like than the typical "teen" party. The guest of honor was very involved with the party-planning process and she was certainly a young lady who knew what she wanted! Lucky for me, she loves anything vintage, pastel, and floral - so we were a perfect match! There was no real party theme, per se, but picture romantic 1950's prom meets candy shop! The main colors were aqua blue and candy pink, with accents of mint green and lavender.
Today, I thought I would start off by showing you the flowers...
They were truly spectacular! I had the pleasure of working with the incredibly talented Holly Heider Chapple. Holly is based in Leesburg, VA and her beautiful work has been featured in countless wedding magazines, including Martha Stewart Weddings!
Given the setting, I knew I wanted to use flowers for the centerpieces, but I also wanted something with a whimsical, youthful touch - as this was a party for a young girl. I decided that incorporating candy would be just the right thing. I found some very pretty candy that matched our color palette perfectly and decided that we would use it to fill the vases. Holly worked with me to design the arrangements - we selected clear glass vessels to show off the candy and filled them with the most gorgeous pastel blooms - Peonies, Hydrangea, and roses!
I just love how they turned out! We used simple white cloths on the tables - the perfect backdrop to showcase such beauty. :-) If you are planning a wedding or special event, I cannot recommend Holly enough! In addition to being a fabulous floral designer, she is one of the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing!
I also want to thank our lovely and talented photographer, Beth Blinstrub, who did such a beautiful job capturing the flowers...and the entire evening!
I'll be back soon with a little tutorial on how you can make similar centerpieces yourself!