October 31, 2011

Decorous Decoys

Rehearsal Dinners have all of the anticipation of getting ready for the big day and yet seem to have none of the stress – the stress seems to dissolve and everyone turns their attention to fun, seeing friends and family, and sharing in the excitement of the weekend.

The rehearsal dinner I did a few weeks ago captured this element of fun with a wink and a nod to the groom’s family’s pastime – hunting. The groom and his family love to duck hunt and to suggest the wild grasses and fall season, we created two looks: for one, we arranged sheaves of wheat on each table, each encircled with tiny vases of blue delphinium and orange ranunculus and for the other, we designed natural arrangements of grasses, millet, blue delphinium, and orange ranunculus with long cat tails shooting up from the center.  Each table was a study of controlled and wild.

To finish the look, the mother of the groom named each table for a different species of duck and we used a number of decoys to decorate the placecard table. What fun!

Flowers pictured include: wheat, dark blue delphinium, orange ranunculus, orange dahlias, monkey grass, salal, bear grass, cat tails, millet, bupleurum, red top grass.


  1. Love the wheat and Cat of nine tails.. Great fall colors. Beautiful presentation.