Kate Middleton's Wedding Bouquet

 

Brides choose the flowers for their bridal bouquet for a variety of reasons – color, fragrance, favorite flower, etc.  For the Royal Wedding, Kate Middleton carefully chose the flowers for her bouquet based upon the meaning – or “language” – of each flower.  Her bouquet contained a stunning variety of myrtle, ivy, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth.  The lily-of-the-valley represents the return of happiness; sweet William means gallantry; hyacinth is for the constancy of love. Both ivy and myrtle represent both love and marriage, with myrtle as the emblem of marriage.

In choosing flowers for your wedding, think about what you want your bouquet to “say,” and choose your flowers accordingly.  Enjoy!

The last weekend in February we were thrilled to be able to plan and design a fabulous intimate destination wedding (with 8 guests) for a very special couple in the Big Easy.  We often say, “Whether it’s an intimate gathering or lavish affair, EVE Events is dedicated to celebrating it in a distinctive, sophisticated and memorable fashion.”  This was the perfect opportunity for us to really be creative and shine!  And we truly enjoyed it.  We were able to bring all the elements and charm of New Orleans into various aspects of the city.  The wedding was held at a romantic, historic mansion, full of charm, with distinctive, dramatic gates, brick walkways and a gazebo.  The signature gates of the city were reflected in the gatefold invitations that we made, and the local “flavors” of the city were represented in the products used in the welcome amenities.  The colors of sky blue, ivory and light peach were integrated throughout the event; the ivory and light peach, the accent colors, were used to intimate the warmth of candlelight.

Photos provided by Priscialla Wannamaker Photographer, Benachi House and the bride and groom.

We were able to include some fun surprises for the bride and groom … such as a visit by the amazing violinist Amanda Shaw, who strolled up the front walkway performing “Lovers’ Waltz.”  She then broke into one of her signature Cajun tunes, “Dance a Carre.”  Check her out at www.amandashaw.com.

For additional photos and information about the wedding, check out the Benachi House and Gardens’ website.

After a celebratory, exquisite, amazing dinner at Emeril’s Delmonico Restaurant, the bride and groom continued the party in the French Quarter, where the fun continued into the wee hours of the morning.  We wish them the very best and a long and happy life together!

With love,

Eve, Sarah and Stephanie

The Spring/Summer 2010 Minnesota Bride issue is finally out on the stands everywhere, and we are so pleased to announce that one of our favorite brides and grooms is featured in the Real Weddings section.  Meredith and Paul were married in April 2009 at Breck School, followed by a beautiful reception at Windows on Minnesota.  Their wedding photos are featured on our website on our Weddings page … and now are featured in Minnesota Bride!  It’s very exciting!  To see their wedding feature, follow this link:  Meredith and Paul’s Wedding – or go to www.mnbride.com and look in the Real Weddings features.

They have an amazing story to go with a fabulous wedding!  We wish them well … many hugs and kisses and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness and love!

With love,

Eve, Sarah and Steph