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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Weddings 2011: Blue thistle and a Greek Orthodox wedding

January is anniversary month for Alex Petelos Vakakes. Alex married on a beautiful sunny January day at the Holy Trinity - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Birmingham. Thank you Amber Ford for sharing images of the day. 

Alex carried a hand tied garden bouquet of Amelia roses and thistle with touches of seeded eucalyptus and fragrant freesia.

Alex requested slate blue thistle with Akito roses for her bridesmaids.

a girl and her daddy . . .

~ father daughter dance ~

If you look closely at the boutonnieres the men are wearing you will notice a tie of tartan plaid in honor of Alex's Mother and Grandparents from Scotland. Of course the blue thistle was also a nod to her European heritage.

Anita of AK Brides and her team kept the wedding day running on schedule and we were happy to be on the wedding team.

~ happy anniversary Alex Petelos Vakakes ~

Friday, January 6, 2012

Lillie's on the cover of Alabama Weddings

I hardly thought there could be a bigger thrill than seeing our Lillie's wedding shot by  Fotowerks on the cover of Alabama Weddings Magazine in 2011...

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but then, my mailman brings a delivery of the 2012 edition to my doorstep, and hooray, there is Lillie's again! 

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This was such an honor for us because the 2012 issue is the Ten Year Anniversary issue of the publication.

Many thanks to Michelle at Alabama Weddings Mag and to the oh-so talented Frank Carnaggio who shot this cover, which hit the newsstands in January.

I have to say, I'm partial to a blue cover, and apparently I'm not alone. My dear friend and publishing guru, Phyllis Hoffman of Hoffman Media told me once that blue covers are among the most popular. Certainly, we folks in the flower business know just how much blue flowers are in high demand. 

Who knows, maybe someday blue delphinium bouquets will overtake red rose bouquets at Valentine's.........Nah.