Monday, August 31, 2009

Yellow Billy Balls {and Baloons!}

I always love how the vision of the wedding shines through in the bridal party flowers, the brides bouquet and the groomsmen's boutonnieres. I loved this bride's bouquet from the moment I set eyes on it. Just wait until you see how the flowers set the tone for this event {with the assistance of a couple yellow balloons!}. The bridesmaids carried a smaller version of the bride's lovely bouquet. These darling flowers are craspedia's which are more commonly known as Billy Balls or Billy Buttons. They certainly make a statement on their own but can also be added into a bouquet as an accent.

The billy balls were not only used in the bride's and bridesmaid's bouquets but they also made an appearance on the lapels on the suits of the groom and groomsmens. The groomsmen's yellow ties also pack quite a punch!To bring in the gray part of the color pallet to the bridesmaid's ensembles, they each had a gray cardigan to wear on the wedding day. And what did the groomsmen get to wear to spice up their outfits? Spiffy white shoes, of course!
As if it couldn't get any better, the groom and groomsmen sported yellow and gray argyle socks!
I'm going to go ahead and throw this story out there. My Mom suggested that we use balloons to decorate our reception venue. I recall looking at her like she had a horn growing out of her forehead. I associated balloon decor with my senior prom, not my wedding reception. However, these balloons actually work!Even the cupcake table reflects the yellow theme!
I am such a fan of the flowers used in this wedding and seeing how they pulled together the color palette throughout the wedding day. Check back tomorrow for another post on this same topic!

In the mean time, check out more pictures from this beautiful wedding by rebekah westover here here

8 comments:

Sunshinemeg said...

Wow, I love it! So different and so fun! The guys socks made me laugh. That yellow color just seems so happy which is exactly what you would want on your special day.

Nicole said...

I wanted big balloons for pictures and couldnt find any...or i had to buy in bulk! i love those large balloons!!

nicole green said...

i'm a HUGE fan of all this yellow. i'd love it for my own wedding. :) that or orange!

holly-lynn said...

would love to rock a cardigan as a bridesmaid in a fall wedding! so cute!

Cyd said...

I love love love the first photo with the big yellow balloon and the billy ball bouquet. Amazing!

Amanda Katherine said...

I love the Groomsmen in Gray, its pictures like this that made me fall in love with Grey at weddings.

Melissa said...

i'd really love to see the pictures from this wedding, but they're not coming up for me! :/

Zane Wooder said...

I can't get over how big that yellow balloon is.

zane