This winter we had the pleasure of creating the floral arrangements for a wedding reception at the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh. Such a dramatic venue called for equally rich arrangements in elegant bases. Added in 1907, the dramatic Music Hall Foyer boasts a soaring 50 foot ceiling of gilded baroque décor, supported by pillars of marble from five different countries. In addition, an ornate metal balcony overlooks this elegant space.
The decadent space and the bride's desire for the look of fresh flowers provided the inspiration for our died and preserved arrangements. The advantage of using dried and preserved flowers means each flower was preserved at the height of its beauty, and its life extends long past its growing season. The possibilities for dried floral arrangements exceed that of fresh when it comes to selecting your favorite flowers, and the arrangements continue to add beauty long after the vows are said.
The wedding party table featured the most dramatic arrangements, as well as a variety of dried roses, hydrangeas, golden eucalyptus and flickering tealights in shimmering mercury glass cups.
The longer guest tables featured garlands of gold eucalyptus, which mirrored the design of the custom, silkscreened canopy suspended across the balcony. The canopy was the work of 4121 MAIN, who also designed and fabricated the gold fringe curtain and monogrammed placemats.