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Friday, December 31, 2010


Boutonniere also boutonnière ( ) n. A flower or small bunch of flowers worn in a buttonhole. [French boutonnière , from Old French. 

Rosebuds are always available for men to wear on a wedding day, but many of Lillie's brides think outside the box when choosing a boutonniere for their grooms.

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In keeping with the theme of the wedding, this bout gets its vintage look from soft lamb's ear, two types of silk ribbon and a tiny silver charm bearing an old family photograph.

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This groom wore a mini calla lily with stephanotis and varigated ivy when he married at the Sonnet House in Leeds, Alabama.

or, go green . . .

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This groom wears a boutonniere of boxwood, hypericum berry, seeded eucalyptus and wax flower for and afternoon wedding ceremony at Aldridge Gardens in Birmingham, Alabama.

Thank you Jason Wallis, Frank Carnaggio and Jim Little for sharing the boutonniere images with Lillie's

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

brides and grooms

Alabama has so many beautiful places to marry and Lillie's gets to experience them all! I so enjoyed my weekend at beautiful Lake Martin with the Owen's family. 

Bride Lauren married in the chapel at Children's Harbor carrying a hand tied bouquet of Anna roses, Eskimo roses, white calla and freesia.

Frank Carnaggio of Birmingham was Lauren's wedding photographer and kind to share these images. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Queen Anne's Lace

A wedding ceremony under large oak trees on the edge of a pasture, the bride carried the most feminine of all the field flowers . . . Queen Anne's Lace.

Thank you Frank Carnaggio for the images. 

bouquets for brides

A bride's bouquet is unique and personal.
Many bride's carry sweet mementos down the aisle to meet their grooms.

. . . treasured family heirlooms are nestled between blossoms, pinned onto bouquet handles or tied on with ribbons.

When bride Jessica married in May she pinned a locket onto her bouquet of white peonies.

Thank you Jerrod Brown Photography for these images.