| The Santinelli Wedding @ Rena’s Upstairs|
The beautiful candle lit autumn evening wedding took place as a quaint ceremony at Rena’s Upstairs. The ceremony was held for only close friends and family that were lovingly gathered around as this sweet couple exchanged their vows. The bride wanted a boutique filled with a variety of eucalyptus and white garden roses, since her favorite flower, the peony is only available in May. Her bouquet included all the two types of eucalyptus, seeded and silver dollar, along with a glorious selection of white and ivory garden roses; which look very similar to a peony, but are available year round. I also used a few pale pink spray roses and fall touches of pampas grass in the wedding. Large stalks of pampas grass in the front entryway and the ceremony area were used to create a very simple and chic backdrop against the restaurants exposed white brick. A large corner bar piece was feature floral at the entry near the guest book and was filled with the brides signature flowers and wedding colors. Fresh butter yellow stock, pink hypericum berries, cat tails, and variety of garden roses filled the farmhouse urn. Each of the guest table were dressed simply with rustic Italian farmhouse style of greenery displayed in the middle of the table with a trio of glass luminaries. We also used the same style of greenery to tieback all of the highboy tablecloths to create an dramatic look and add more greenery throughout the entire venue for added color. The sweethearts table featured the same mix of eucalyptus draped along the front edge of the table, along with staggered height of luminary vases to create a romantic twilight affect. The naked style of rustic iced cake had a rustic ring of eucalyptus greenery around the base only to keep things simple and all eyes focused on the happy couple.
*Some of the photos are courtesy of: Amy Jo Photography