Sunday, June 14, 2009


The wedding tale continues. The second wedding for May 16th, 2009 was for the Gissy family. In May 2008 Linda Grier the owner of Greenery Productions introduced me to the Gissy family at the annual Give Kids The World Gala at the beautiful Peabody Orlando. We have supported this gala for the last three years by providing 140 centerpieces and foliage decor at no cost to GKTW. I am also proud to inform you we are the exclusive in house floral and foliage provider for corporate and social events plus we maintain the interior scape and are responsible for all the Christmas decor at The Peabody Orlando. I introduced Lisa Konecny of E Events to the family as I knew she would be perfect for them and me in creating a stunning wedding. I think the images below captured by Damon Tucci tell the story of a dream wedding for Kate and Jared. Many of the planning session included Brenda Gissy which I enjoyed getting to know through the planning process of her daughter's wedding.
Working with Bonnie Garfield at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and her support over the last four years have been a blessing. She has helped me become a better advisor and consultant to many of our mutual brides and has watched me grow into one of Orlando's premier wedding floral and decor providers.
The female attendants carried a bouquet of varying shades of pink peonies and ivory and pale green Weber/Parrot Tulips which are amongst my favorite novelty tulips. The bride carried an all peony bouquet in varying pink shades. The groom wore a pink ranunculus boutonniere while the male attendants sported a white ranunculus boutonniere.
The flower girls were so cute and I could not help myself capturing an image. They carried a much smaller version of the female attendants bouquet.
Our signature canopy of white chiffon placed over the Villa Piazza is always a bride favorite. The columns and black bars where covered with grape vine and floral clusters of antique green hydrangea, yellow, pink and ivory roses and tulips, white dendrobium orchid sprays and hanging green amaranthus (Kates favorite). The columns were topped with arrangements of the same floral. Framing the aisle where fresh cut flower hedges with hydrangea, roses, tulips, snap dragons and white dendrobium orchid sprays. These would later be moved to line the front of the stage.
The 500 or so roses that were to be used as petals to create a design down the aisle was not to be because of the windy conditions. Instead, I delighted in covering the area where Kate and Jared exchanged vows.
The ten foot wide by five foot deep head table overlooked the custom vinyl covered dance floor that further overlooked the band. The custom logo and uplighting illuminated the already beautiful Venetian Ballroom. The head table was dressed with a 42" tall tapered vase topped with an arrangement of antique green hydrangea, yellow and pink roses and dutch tulips. Hanging green amaranthus was a favorite detail that Kate desired. One thing I pride myself on is utilizing ceremony decor to help compliment the WOW factor. All the low floral dressing the head table is from the ceremony gazebo. The linens for the head table were a kiwi lamour underlay with a Green Stratford overlay that was a great compliment to the girls dresses.
The guest tables were dressed with a lime purple Fortuny from Over The Top. The centerpieces where the same as the head table just a collection of both 28" tall and 42" tall tapered vases filled with water. Short white washed vases topped with a cluster of roses, floating hollow t-light holders, mahogany chiavari chairs, gold chargers and kiwi colored satin napkins completed each guest table setting. Many thanks and sincere gratitude to the entire Greenery Productions floral team for flawlessly executing TWO stunning weddings for TWO wonderful families.

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