Here at Lilac and Lily, we love small, intimate weddings. We had the pleasure of providing the decor for one such wedding at Mistral in Boston for a very special couple. They celebrated with their closest family and friends, and we were honored to be a part of it. We were also thrilled to cross paths again with the extremely talented Katie, of Katie Noble Photography. Enjoy the photos!
One more quick birthday post before we dive headlong into wedding season...
Emilia Grace is our littlest Lilac and Lily member, and she turned one in March! It's so fun to dig out all of our props and to throw a fun bash to celebrate one of our own.
The gorgeous sugar cookies were made by the amazingly talented Aime Pope of The Painted Pastry. Not only are the cookies unbelievably beautiful (almost too beautiful to eat!), but they are delicious as well! Make sure to follow Aime's work on Facebook...you will be WOWED! I seriously can't wait until the next occasion to order cookies!
Then we move on to the fabulous gourmet cakes created by Kim's Pure Pastry, another amazing local business specializing in beautiful delicacies that are completely organic, locally-sourced, and home grown. I am a huge fan of "naked cakes," and we chose her carrot cake, tangerine paradise cake, and a special mini vanilla cake for Emmy! As I opened the cake boxes right before the party, the smell of tangerine, vanilla, and spices completely filled the room. Is your mouth watering yet? Check out the pineapple flower garnish on top of the carrot cake...so exquisite!
Here is Leo our bulldog catching a quick snooze before all of the excitement!
Anyway, thought it would be fun to share this with all of you! Birthdays are such special markers of time as we go through the years. I'll leave you with a shot of the birthday girl...one day old to one year old!
Because you are never too young to have beautiful flowers at your birthday party...
All of this snow during the past few weeks reminded us of one of our very first weddings. It was a beautiful winter affair that took place at Tupper Manor in Beverly Farms. The Bride and Groom were inspired by the Great Gatsby, and wanted to bring the flair of the roaring 20's into their wedding. The Bride collected beautiful brooches that we worked into the centerpieces and bouquets. The ceremony took place in the beautiful ballroom, with the gorgeous mantle and mirror serving as the backdrop. The mantle was covered with draping white phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids, and hydrangea, along with a tiered display of candlelight. Candles and rose petals lined the aisle, and the room was breathtakingly romantic! During dinner, the room was transformed into a dramatic party space, with white ostrich feathers, mercury glass, and candlelight. The wedding cake featured a fabulous art deco design, and completed the design vision perfectly!
2015 is upon us, and we had our very first wedding of the season at one of our favorite venues. The Willowdale Estate in Topsfield is the perfect setting for a winter wedding! Shades of blush, peach, plum and red blended to create a sophisticated spring color palette. Enjoy!