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Nautical Themed Wedding at the Jersey Shore

Wow, how fun is this wedding we did this summer at Molly Pitcher Inn? Bride Amy (sister of last years  bride Lauren at Nassau Inn) and groom Matt had a very cool nautical vibe going on to her wedding. Taking place right on the river in Red Bank really set the stage for a fantastic day! The sun was out, it was a bit hot but who could complain with a cloudless sky at the Jersey shore - we sure couldn't. Design Manager Holly and assistant Brendan did a great job delivering and setting up this rather complex wedding. Making our way to the shore from the Princeton area during the summer is no easy task.

We had so much fun working with the family again and loved all the flowers and decor they chose. Amy's bouquet was hand tied using white mini gerbera daisy, regular daisies, roses, yellow craspedia and accents of lime green fillers. I loved how her bouquet complimented her lovely gown and especially loved the accent of the variegated foliage around the outside of the bouquet.

 The girls are obviously all smiles! Their bouquets were created using cream hydrangeas, yellow and white regular daisies, yellow craspedia, solidago, yellow roses and yellow mini gerbers.

The stems of all the bouquets were wrapped in blue and white nautical ribbon and really looked adorable against the bright blue dresses.

Even the Jr. Brides maid carried a hand tied bouquet and if this picture is any indication, the girls had a fun day showing off for the cameras.

The wedding ceremony took place on the large back patio at the Molly Pitcher Inn and the day was amazing.

Large floral displays in shades of cream, yellows and blues were created at the location by Design Manager Holly to anchor the space. These large pieces were later moved inside (huge urns and all) to be placed on either side of the Sweetheart table to further decorate the reception location.

We used flowers such as delphinium, roses, bells of Ireland, hydrangeas, daises, snapdragon, tropical foliages and leave and even roses.

I loved the way the colors played off the water in the back ground.

Can you imagine a prettier view than this? To add a touch of color to the chairs we made large yellow bows that were tied directly onto the ends of the aisles.

From this viewpoint you can see how large the floral arrangements really were up against the back of the patio. The boats in the back ground are amazing, don't you think?

 The nautical themed continued with the cake. Holly made a cute topper using daisy pom poms, craspedia and just light touches on the tiers going down.

In this case, keeping it simple is best to let the nautical themed blue and white ribbon really show. The dot design on the cake also feels very nautical.


After the ceremony the floral arrangements were moved inside to be placed on either side of the head table. What a great pop of color these provided along the neutral colored wall. The cake looks lovely placed behind the bride and groom.

We love creating flowers that serve more than one purpose. With everyone on a budget, what better way to really get your monies worth, don't you agree! For their centerpieces (not pictured in this blog) we relied on quite a bit of rental glassware.

Amy and Matt tie the know. From the bouquets to the centerpieces, we used the nautical theme to play up the beautiful wedding location of the Molly Pitcher Inn and add a bright and sunny feeling to the day. I can't think of a better color theme to complete the look for this lovely, Jersey shore wedding!

Have you seen our new wedding website? If not, you might want to check out our new galleries of photos done by color theme, season and more. Take a peek at www.perfectweddingflowers.com and to learn more about us check out our website at www.sendingsmiles.com and our facebook page at www.facebook.com/localflorist
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