We got this RSVP from my uncle and aunt… so we made sure to get an extra goodie from Papa Chocolat for them.
PS Ian and Karen, thank you for the heart shaped Le Creuset. Very thoughtful with a great story behind it.
Our Robert family monogram is an ‘R’ in a laurel wreath. We used it for our invitations, wedding menus, and welcome bag tags. I’ve asked our florist to carry the theme through to the wedding reception table which will be one long rectangular table outdoors in an English garden. We will have wreaths like this on the bride and groom chairs like this one from BeautifulBlooms.com
We will also have some on the table snaking down the middle.
Half of Andre’s family is French. Traditionally in France people would throw laurel leaves on the ground outside that the bride and groom would walk on as they left the chapel.
Furthermore laurel wreaths have that collegiate thing going for them…. My stint in graduate school makes that apropos!
Here are some other laurel ideas…
From top to bottom: Olive Branch by Amy Merrick, cake as seen on OnceWed.com, petite wreath on door by Elizabeth Anne Designs, and more chair wreaths by Ariella Chezar Flowers. Love this so much I want two weddings!!
This is what we’ve asked our florist at FoxGloves Flowers in Victoria, BC to give us for small table arrangements. She is arranging them in silver julep glasses. I can’t wait to see how they turn out! Yes, I know that peonies and tulips aren’t available in August, so there will be garden roses instead (or standard roses blown out) in Ballet and Katherine, with seasonal whites, and seeded eucalyptus.
Here are some other bouquets I die for…
Link love: peonies in mercury glass from Brides.com, photo of bouquet by Catherine Mead from Ruffled Blog, coral sweet peas with white & greens from 100 Layer Cake, sweet tiny pink arrangement from Festivities Event Planning , stunning mixed with deep reds from Wedding Chicks, gorgeous corals from a real wedding posted on Martha Stewart Weddings, more peonies from http://beverleyshiller.tumblr.com/post/8430247761, bridal peonies from Something Blue Bridal , a simply stunning bouquet (sorry I don’t have a source).