when life gives you lemons...

photography by, leah haydock

"when life gives you lemons, make lemonade"

                                                -dale carnegie

when dale carnegie first said this notorious quote, i can't help but wonder 

if he knew one day it would describe wedding decor?

early last year i had the pleasure of meeting the most amazing bride and her mom, 

for which together we created the florals for this june stunner

tupper manor

june 12, 2011

leah haydock photography

soiree, andover

(click any of the vendor's listed above to go to their website)

our breathtaking bride carried a traditional cascade bouquet

roses... beach, skyline, quicksand,

david austin

 garden rose patience,

safari & white majolica

mock orange (a stunning spring foliage) & english ivy

groom's boutonniere... quicksand rose with mock orange

i love the yellow tie!

the gentlemen's beige suits were a nice compliment to the gold tones

used throughout the day

the foyer in tupper manor has 2 beautiful marble tables that are used for the 

escort cards & gift tables.

fresh lemons with green paper leaves (escort lemon leaves by, soiree, andover) sat arranged in the couples pottery barn galvanized trays with all the 

guests’ names and table numbers

tray, pottery barn

lemons, les fleurs

escort leaves, soiree

lemons were used in many areas of the day... there were a few other ideas our beautiful bride had up her sleeves... crystal vases, silver dessert stands,

roses upon roses and ohh...balloons!!

tupper manor is such a beautiful venue and each couple brings their own personality to the space.  i have to admit however... i do think this june 12th wedding was one of my most favorite!  below leah haydock shot some stunning photo's of the balloon's in the conservatory.  the groupings of champagne, yellow and toffee colored balloon's were added to the 3-tier silver dessert stand centerpieces

the conservatory was set with 1/2 3-tier dessert stand centerpieces 

and 1/2 crystal cake stand pave style centerpieces 

(with

lemons

of course)

white hydrangea, mock orange, lemon leaf, lemons, peonies and roses

following the ceremony for cocktail hour the couple had many yummy treats including a lemonade bar

stunning gilded foyer inside tupper manor

crystal vases filled with roses were placed on the cocktail tables

"words of wisdom" cards by soiree were set out for

family & friends to offer the new couple advice

congratulations! xo, les fleurs

(thank you again leah for the amazing photos to share with everyone!)

xo,

the fleurettes