I have worked with many variations of pink during my time decorating weddings, but this port-side wedding reception in San Pedro, at what appears to be the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel San Pedro now, was probably my favorite because the pink was actually fuchsia.
Fuchsia is so bright and strong on its own, it really doesn’t need an accent color. In fact, what accent color would you try to put with it? White. And white, like the white linens, the white tablecloths and white seat covers, make the fuchsia seat covers pop even more.
Flowers that are perfect for a fuchsia-themed wedding include blooming stargazers and dark pink roses — maybe even red. My mom also opted to include mini calla lilies with this particular arrangement.
Here’s a closeup of the table arrangements. Oh, I wish I could tell you the names of the other pink flowers used here, but I do know that there are also white gerber daisies, irises and dendrobium orchids here too.
My mom also created an entry arrangement for this wedding. Generally, there are a pair of arrangements to flank an entryway, but when it comes to an entryway like this — where you enter an alcove, then turn left into the ballroom — one is OK. And when you have one, you don’t have to worry about the arrangement being symmetrical. (I have a thing about symmetry when I decorate. It has apparently been ingrained in my brother, who insists that his floral arrangements be symmetrical to a fault.)
I gotta tell you, this is one of my favorite sweetheart tables ever. It’s so simple, yet so nicely decorated. I draped it with fuchsia organza and layered it with white English netting. One of these days, I do intend on creating a video demonstrating my “pouf” and my “half shell” — the poufy, half-circle in the center.