Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hydrangea season is coming soon!

This is probably the longest post I have ever had. I just found so many things to show y'all! Enjoy!

I received my Victoria magazine for May/June and I fell in love with it immediately! First of all I love blue and white and secondly there were gorgeous pictures of hydrangeas and lilacs in this issue! My daughter, Megan was married 2 yrs. ago April 12th and she used hydrangeas in all her wedding arrangements. I decided to share some of the photos from Victoria and Megan's wedding with you!


Here are all the bouquets from Megan's wedding. The bridesmaids all carried blue hydrangea pomanders and Jenny and Megan carried actual bouquets made with hydrangeas and other flowers.


The photographer took all the pomanders and hung them on hooks in the back of our church. I thought this was a very clever idea!


At the reception Megan had hydrangeas in round fish bowls with curly willow wrapped around the inside of the fish bowl under the water-very pretty!


This is a closeup of one of the bridesmaid's hydrangea pomanders.

Now for this section of this post these pictures are from Victoria magazine:


Even the cover of the magazine was beautiful with all the blue and white!


Hydrangeas are such a beautiful flower. It comes in many colors depending on the soil type, but I am especially in love with blue!


These blue and white tea cups are beautiful! I wouldn't mind having them in my cupboard!


I would also love to have this beautiful blue and white bedroom-absolutely gorgeous!


Wouldn't these multi-colored hydrangeas in the white wicker basket be a perfect Mother's Day or birthday gift!

Here are some wonderful ways to arrange and display hydrangeas:







I love this rocking chair with the hydrangeas-gorgeous!



Victoria magazine also had an article on a lavendar farm. I love the smell of lavendar. It is thought to have calming affects too!


Here are some lavendar cookies and a lavendar cupcake-they look so yummy!


I love this basket with lavendar it in. I can smell it now!


I can't wait until I have some homemade lemonade too! This table setting was just lovely.


I love perfume bottles and soaps. Here are some really beautiful robin egg blue soaps and some really pretty perfume bottles.


These peonies look beautiful in this wicker basket!


Here are some lilacs hanging on a fence on Mackinac Island in Michigan. This is a very beautiful island and there are no cars there. You have to use bikes or horse drawn carriages. Sounds like my kind of place!

I hope y'all enjoyed all these beautiful pictures! Enjoy your day!

11 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Oh, what lovely pictures from the wedding! LOVE the bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids! The centerpieces were gorgeous, too! Oh, and of course, I love Victoria! Your post took my breath away! Lori

Sherri said...

Lori, you are so kind! The wedding seems like yesterday when it was just 2 yrs. ago! We had so much fun! I have been reading Victoria magazine since it first came out and then they stopped publishing but now they are again-YAY!!! Enjoy your day!

Mary said...

Hydrangeas are a favorite of mine. Loved all the photos, Sherri - especially the ones from Megan's wedding.

Diane said...

Your daughters are lovely, and all the photos are absolutely gorgeous. Hydrangea are one of my most favorite flowers.

Florence and Mary said...

I love hydrangea's too!

Victoria x

Donna said...

I love hydrangeas too. Your photos are gorgeous and I can imagine your daughter's wedding was absolutely fabulous!

Hugs,
Donna

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Sherri, hydrangeas are one of my favorites too. They last so long which is a huge plus.

I love that blue and white bedroom. It's about time to repaint so that might be my theme this time.
Marnie

Brenda Leyland said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for sharing some of your favourite Victoria pics with us. Aren't those magazines wonderful? I still look at them over and over!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Lovely photos, thank you for sharing. I'm planning on planting hydrangeas this year ( wish me luck)
Wishing you happiness, Katherine

BMJ said...

Hi:

What brand and where did Megan get her bridesmaids dresses? Is that periwinkle or is that cornflower blue? Is there a website? That is the type dress that I am interested in. Thank you!

Chamonix said...

We used some of your photos in our latest post @ No Impact Bride. Hope you don't mind.

http://www.noimpactbride.com/2011/08/wedding-flower-of-month-hydrangeas.html

Thanks,
Chamonix


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!