I spent the day helping Peicha Chang of falls flowers, and my what a lovely day it was. We set up for a wedding at Cairnwood, a magical place that beckons you to “experience the grandeur of the Gilded Age.”
This country estate in Bryn Athyn, 16 miles from center city Philadelphia, was constructed in 1895 and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Looks like a great place to get married!
Inside the estate, we had 14 tables to cover with centerpiece “collections” in three different rooms, a mantle to hang with vintage bottles filled with buds, a cake cupboard to strew with loose flowers, and a greeting table to bedeck with more vintage bottles filled with blooms. The palette features grays and creams and peachy pinks, which echo the colors in some of the rooms of Cairnwood.
I couldn’t help myself, while taking pictures of the bouquets wrapped and ready to go, I had to capture the bridesmaid’s room. People are so interesting.
I am feeling a little like a maidservant in Downton Abbey at this point, trying to be silent and unobtrusive and graceful. Peicha infuses the day with positivity and humor.
On our way out, we discover a great photo op…the very gorgeous bride and groom! Best wishes to you both for a beautiful life together.