Paul and I did not know what we wanted in regards to flowers for our wedding. Before our initial meeting I had cut out two inspiration pictures. One for my bouquet and one of a centerpiece I liked. I had also chosen a fuchsia colored bridesmaid dress. Our style preference was simple but elegant and dramatic. With those elements Yellow Door was able to create a proposal that fit our tastes perfectly.
The proposal started with the bridal party flowers. The bridal bouquet was a larger, full, lush, soft and vibrant arrangement of red, purple and pink flowers. It kept all of the elements of the inspirational bouquet picture with out the exact same flowers due to the time of year and seasonal availability. The bridesmaid bouquets incorporated the pink color scheme and introduced an element of white. Their bouquets also added the fall component of berries. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were based on the bridesmaid bouquets of a pink flower with the fall berries. Paul’s boutonniere of a red flower tied together perfectly with my bouquet. He was very happy to have a masculine and non-pink boutonniere! The bridal party flowers all tied together and worked with the elements of fuchsia dresses and a fall time of year. There was an element of unison but uniqueness for each group of bridal party members.
We had no requests for the ceremony location. The chapel was small and simple with rich wood and red upholstery. The design for the ceremony was for simple dramatic, flowers tying together the bridal party flower colors and the colors of the chapel. The arrangements were of white, pink and russet flowers. They created a warm inviting feeling, adding to the ceremony while not distracting from the beauty of the chapel and the bridal party. The ceremony location offered a unique challenge. The chapel we chose had no convenient parking and only a thirty-minute set-up time allowance. In our initial meeting we were assured us that these restrictions were not a problem. We felt very comfortable with Yellow Door’s experience with the chapel and their ability to guarantee a smooth set up of the ceremony with little direction or assistance from us.
For Paul and I the most important element of the whole wedding was the reception décor. We wanted our guests to walk into the ballroom and have their breath taken away. A difficult element to work with in the ballroom was bright yellow walls and windows covering. I did not like the décor in the ballroom but the location was perfect for our reception. The design that was created for us minimized the yellow walls, drawing attention to the tables. The proposal was for all white flowers with a touch of pink. Hanging crystals were incorporated into the centerpieces to add sparkle and drama to room while complimenting the crystal chandelier and wall sconces. The proposal sounded beautiful but no words could describe the finished project. It was more than we could have imagined. My breath was taken away, as was that of my guests, when we saw the room for the first time. The ballroom with yellow walls was transformed into a magical space overflowing with white flowers, crystals and candlelight. The in-house event coordinator said she had never seen the room look so beautiful and now has a picture of our wedding on her wall for all future clients to see.
From the very first meeting we found Yellow Door staff to be very professional, accommodating, inspirational, and easy to work with. Paul and I loved how our designer listened to our likes and dislikes and was willing to change the original proposal as the wedding date approached. The ambiance that was created at the chapel and the reception was unique, dramatic but simple and breathtaking. We felt very comfortable and confident handing over responsibility of delivering flowers to the bridal party and various locations and setting up the ceremony and reception sites. It was such a relief not to have to worry about the final product on the day of our wedding.