Monday, October 31, 2011

Washington Connecticut Antique Show

Loretta Stagen Floral Designs showcased floral designs, paintings and antiques in the recent 25th Anniversary Washington Connecticut Antiques Show, benefiting the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum.


Rich Pomerantz www. Richportraits.com

In the foreground, custom made metal tuteurs (by Battle Hill Forge www.battlehillforge.com ) were decorated with an abundance of green hydrangeas, magenta phaleonopsis orchids and succulents. In the background: oil paintings created by Dutch Touch www.dutchtouchart.com.

The set of 4 antique metal chairs: early 20th century American, available at R.T. Facts, Kent, CT www.rtfacts.com


Rich Pomerantz www. Richportraits.com

Rich Pomerantz www. Richportraits.com

The centerpiece featured green hydrangeas, burgundy mini calla lilies, deep plum dahlias, fiddle neck ferns, scabiosa pods and succulents which are so popular this year.


Rich Pomerantz www. Richportraits.com

Green crocodile ferns, imported from Japan, and decorated each napkin.


Rich Pomerantz www. Richportraits.com

A tall floral arrangement sat atop a shelf…featuring plum colored dendrobium orchids, deep burgundy dahlias, steel grass and crocodile ferns, created in an antique metal container.



Rich Pomerantz www. Richportraits.com

The exhibit was very popular…both at the preview party and during the two-day show.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Elegant Country Wedding at Reinmaker Farm, New York State

Jonathan and Meegan enjoyed a dream wedding at Reinmaker Farm. At the top of a long driveway (with signs indicating “wedding this way”) guests were overwhelmed with the beauty of this horse farm which overlooks hilltops covered with acres of trees.

The Ceremonial area featured an antique wagon decorated with saddles, and bridles…. bales of hay for the seating of the guests and a Chuppah created by Jonathan.




The Bridal Bouquet included succulents, white roses, scabiosa pods and chocolate brown cosmos and yellow billy balls:



Photo by Carla Ten Eyck www.carlateneyck.com

The Bridesmaids carried bouquets similar to the Bride:



Photo by Carla Ten Eyck www.carlateneyck.com

Nosegays including billy balls and fresh wheat were carried by the Junior Bridesmaids:



Photo by Carla Ten Eyck www.carlateneyck.com

The boutonnieres featured scarbiosa pod and billy ball, hand wired with a sprig of rosemary


Photo by Carla Ten Eyck www.carlateneyck.com

Cocktails were served in the field…and then guests were invited to the tent for a delicious sit down dinner.



The tables were decorated with centerpieces created in wooden boxes that Meegan had specially ordered. Plant materials included succulents, eucalyptus, wheat, white dahlias, protea and bittersweet vines.




Photo by Carla Ten Eyck www.carlateneyck.com

It was a fabulous wedding! Congratulations Jonathan and Meegan.