Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Wedding Dog - Katie and Lon donate to one of their favorite causes in lieu of having favors.

A Wedding Dog - Katie & Lon, The Liberty House Katie and Lon donate to one of their favorite causes in lieu of having favors. Our special couple, Katie and Lon wanted to donate to one of their favorite causes in lieu of having wedding favors. Katie asked if it would be possible to have a small dog at the placecard table where their would be a sign advising their guests of their donation. “A small dog, like the one that Preston Bailey has on his website”. Did we know what she meant? A small dog??? Like Preston Bailey??? Of course we knew exactly what she meant! We would LOVE to make a dog, of all flowers!!! (We would like to acknowledge our dear friend Preston for his inspiration)

Making a wedding dog—Sam as we call him! Congratulations to Jill for an exquisite design!

From pictures of dogs posted in front of her, Jill takes blocks of floral foam and carves the shape to perfection. Dowels are added to make the legs and inserted into the main body.

Wedding Day! Click link to FB for more pictures.
After all the foam is shaped, floral wire is placed over the foam to reinforce the whole design. 500 white carnations, yes fluffy white carnation create this beautiful dog. Fluffier football mum make his face and floppy ears. Green Kermit mums make his collar. Just look at Katie’s face as she sees the dog as she enters the room. We can’t tell you the happiness we have that Katie actually went to pet her dog!! LOVE IT!! Enjoy, much happiness and joy to Katie & Lon and to all the homeless animals they have helped with their wedding donation!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Congratulations to Katie & Lon – The Liberty House

While the cool March winds blew outside, warmth and joy filled the Liberty House with the ceremony overlooking the magnificent Manhattan skyline. The sun was beginning to set casting golden light onto the ceremony set-up. Downstairs in the cocktail area, white lounge furniture with soft blue and green accents cozied up the room. Cubes of blue hydrangea with green ribbon and green hydrangea with blue ribbon filled the tables.

See the full photo album on facebook!

A special RPL creation at the placecard table greeted guests (more on that to come). After the romantic candlelit ceremony, the ballroom was transformed to a chic setting; centerpieces in all white placed on top of trumpet glass. Alternating centerpieces of white dendrobiums and white hydrangeas with calla lilies all light with candlelight.

See the full album on facebook

Congratulations and much much happiness to Katie & Lon!

Monday, March 28, 2011

RPL Featured on Eat.Drink.Celebrate Blog!!

Nice write up about RPL is featured on Landmark Hospitality's blog Eat.Drink.Celebrate. Landmark consists of some of THE most amazing venues in New Jersey and tri-state area. The Liberty House, The Stone House, Snug Harbor and Valiant Yachts are all part of this unique group of venues. The Liberty House offers majestic views of NYC. With a few new renovations that have just been installed including expanded glass windows and skylights-this venue is a must see for prospective couples! RPL was just at the Liberty House on Saturday -pictures to come - and we look forward to our many upcoming weddings throughout the year including Jesse in July and Tiffany in November! RPL is also at the Stone House several times. As always-we look forward to working with all our RPL brides (& grooms!) and working with our favorite venues!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ashford Estate - Amazing new venue!

Ashford Estate is a stunning, gorgeous country estate in central New Jersey. Jill and I attended an open house last night at this impressive new venue hosted by American Bridal Association.

The long driveway brings you to mansion complete with a "barn" chapel, small pond with a gazebo and beautiful garden areas. Photo ops are everywhere - including the Roman columns (love that!)
Pictures by: Bryan Madrid Photography

We would love to speak with any clients about this spectacular venue!

Thanks to Candice Benson of The Finishing Touch
and Kathi Evans from All the Best Weddings
for a really wonderful evening!

To see more of these beautiful pictures see Bryan's gallery:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

RPL Palace Wedding Featured in LaBella Bride Magazine

This gorgeous placecard table from a wedding at The Palace in Somerset was featured in the Fifth Anniversary issue of LaBella Bride Luxury Magazine.
This oh so pretty fluffy white peacock under a manzanita with hanging pomander balls and crystals sat on a bed of fluffy carnations scattered with rhinestones.

A full page was devoted to Rose Petals and Lace
made for you bouquets:
Niki's bridesmaids (Crystal Springs Resort)
Cristen's Hydrangea and dahlias (Clarks Landing)
Lindsay's rhinestone handle (Liberty House)!