Thursday, April 24, 2008

A wedding for Benjamin Joseph Romney and Amy Jolene Andreason
The Rexburg Temple was beautiful on the morning of 12 April 2008, the perfect setting for Benj and Amy to be sealed for time and all eternity.
A reception/dinner for family and friends was held that afternoon, then a full reception was held on 24 April, 2008 in the evening for friends and community members.
Amy chose lime green and various bright purple colours. We used the Floragene® dianthus that have an iridescent blue undertone through the intense purples and lavenders.

Dirk, Jody Andreason, Amy Jo, Benj, Ben, and Kaye

Amy's lovely smile, and bouquet

A quiet moment as the reception is winding down, and yes, the flowers are as tall as they appear! The freeform branch sculptures are ornamented with strings of green and purple shell fragments we picked up at the LA flower market a few days before the wedding.

The tables were adorned with very tall vases, as above, or cylinders, with flowers semi-submerged. They provided height, yet were mostly transparent so people could visit at the tables. It was a fun way to bring the colours to the table without a lot of fuss. I also used some purple larkspur, and purple delphinium in random order.

A special treat for Kaye and I was the visit of our friend Martin Valentine, from Rugby England. Martin is a very talented Fine Artist, and currently is the art director for the Sedbergh School in the lake district of northern England. We stayed with Martin at his home above the Music School for a few days, and traveled with him about the lake district during November of 2007. Martin and Benj became friends while Benj was serving in the Birmingham mission. It was great to have Martin stay with us during the wedding time.

After the wedding, we took Martin to West Yellowstone and Jackson Hole to see some of our beautiful winter scenery. One evening, he took us to the world of real English Trifle. What a delight that was!!! We ate one immediately, and put the other one in the icebox for the newlyweds to find when they came back to their new home.

Next up: Anthony and Kylie in the Nauvoo Temple.


Pickett Fences said...

Brother Romney,

I was looking on the horticulture site there at BYU-Idaho and I came acrosed your blog. It looks great!

Keri Pickett

Seth and Jessica King said...

I love the pictures of Benjamin & Amy's wedding! Did we get any of Anthony's or Bethany's? I should have thought to take pictures of the bouquets and arrangements.

Momma Kaye said...

Great to see your blog, Ben.