Today Rachel and Lucas got married at the Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church and reception at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis. Rachel is sweet as can be and she also knew what she wanted to see at her wedding: lots of candles with a green, white, ivory, black and charcoal gray color scheme. The designs were glowing, sleek and fun. I think the color scheme worked great. Well done Rachel and Lucas and congratulations! Oh, and they had the best table number cards ever…black and white 5 x 7 photos of their two cute bulldogs. I’m pretty sure those will be a hit tonight.
This week, I took advantage of the last of the gorgeous magenta peony in my garden. (Peony are available in MN in May and June. They are also available from the wholesaler cooler in winter, but they are costly.) I mixed them with dark red Asiatic lilies, dark red shrub roses and the chocolate colored Purple Palace Coral Bells leaves and their tiny, pink/white blossoms. The result is a romantic and passionate mix of June flowers. Perfect for the bride who wants something feminine and different. I love the Coral Bells leaves. Not only does the rich chocolate color on top compliment the red and magenta flowers, but the underside of the leaves has a magenta hue all its own! I love my garden.