Elaine wanted to keep it fairly traditional with plain greens and whites/creams. For her bridal bouquet she brought in a picture from a magazine of the bouquet she wanted us to re-create for her wedding. Her Bridal Gown was an oyster colour dress with very little embellishments except for some lace around the neck line so this meant Elaine had more options when picking her Bridal Bouquet. Her bouquet consisted of Akito Roses, Avalanche Roses, Lisianthus, White Veronica, Babys Breath, Spray Roses, Hard Ruscus, Diamantes and Silk Ribbon.
Elaine maintained this cream traditional theme throughout all her flowers. Her bridesmaids wore a peachy colour dress. The cream really worked well against the peachy colour and it was also a far safer bet than trying to match colour schemes with the bridesmaids dress as the dress they wore was quite an unusual colour. Also to throw another colour into the mix the entire back wall of the church was painted blue. Elaine and I both agreed that the cream colour scheme was the best way forward for her wedding theme.
On the morning of the wedding I had to deliver the bridal party flowers to Elaines house in Achill and also set up the church, but first I had to deliver buttonholes to the grooms house. I rang Eugene, one of the grooms men before I arrived in Achill. He gave me a rough idea of where the house was and he said "you can't miss it, it's decorated outside with balloons and flags". The only thing the grooms men didn't know was that every single house for miles would be decorated with flags and balloons. I couldn't believe it. I stopped at every house for miles before I actually found the grooms home. It was amazing. There were flags, bunting and balloons at almost every house and gate in Achill. Even the fencing on the sides of the main road was decorated. I never seen so many well wishers before. When I finally arrived at the grooms home I described the decoration to the grooms men and they got a good laugh from it. They hadn't been outside the house that morning to see any of the effort that family, neighbours and friends had gone to. It seems this is a bit of a tradition in Achill. It was an amazing sight. There was no mistaking the fact that there was a big wedding in Achill that day.
|Mother of the Bride Corsage|
The church is a lovely bright building with a simple layout. Its perfect for a wedding, in terms of decoration it's a very easy church to make look classy because it's already bright and tidy. Elaine and Martin had church music provided by Brenda Grealis
who I had the pleasure to listen to while setting up the church. She really set the atmosphere. Elaine had videography with John Murphy from Avalon Video
. John agreed the church was a lovely setting for any wedding also.
|Rose Trees at entrance|
|Wicker Hearts with Roses and Silk Ribbon|
We decorated the pew ends with a wicker heart and cream roses. The wicker hearts are draped with a cream silk ribbon.
|Church Pedestal Arrangement|
Elaine had two pedestal arrangements either side of the altar. Again in keeping with the cream theme for her flowers.
We decorated each window with a small floral arrangement. All cream/white again.
|Unity Altar Arrangement|
|Unity Altar Arrangement|
|Three Memorial Wreaths|
|Pedestal Arrangement and Lecturn Arrangement|
In the pictures below we can see the blue colour which Elaine and I discussed in relation to her colour scheme. This may have thrown her professional photography if she had the peach colour bridesmaids with this blue colour in the background and then a different colour for her flowers. It was on these grounds that we both agreed that the cream theme would work best.
|Altar Arrangement and Floor Lanterns|
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