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Monday, March 12, 2012

Weddigs 2011: A European Wedding in the Deep South





A crusty baguette and freshly cut roses fill the the basket of a rouge red bicycle rested casually against an old brick wall. At once, what appears to be an everyday scene from a quiet residential avenue in Provence is actually one of several vignettes designed to transport wedding guests to a European destination far from Alabama -- if only for a single evening.


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Joann and her wedding planner, Alene Gamel, brought Lillie's on board to set the scene for an evening in the South of France at the historic Avondale Villa in Birmingham. If ever there was a venue that exudes genuine, old world charm from corner to corner, it is this place. 



So how to make a charming spot more charming? 

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One vignette included an iron tabletop arbor with fresh flowers and a vine of smilax winding its way up. Sap buckets, wirework baskets and watering cans were set about with flower bunches and freshly cut rosemary to emulate a European market setting. Bride Joann had planted pots of French lavender and collected wine crates to use with our iron lanterns and candles. We worked with Natalie at Kathy G. & Company to complete the scene with purple cabbages and fresh cheeses.


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The mottled petals of this antique green hydrangea tucked into a box beneath the crudites  looks as if it has been sprinkled with nutmeg.



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The finishing touch...as a late night surprise, Joey and Joann had milk and cookies sent out to their guests. Yum


2 comments:

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This is such a beautiful journey between two opposite genders. thanks for sharing this romantic stuff. all the pics were stunning. the finishing touch with a sweet french kiss was showing the true love:)

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