The Sands of Time


Photography by Chrissy Lambert; Floral Design by Yvonne Chapman; Shot at the Loulu Palm Estate, Oahu’s North Shore; Chef + Food Stylist Michelle Nakaya; Stationery by Stacey Nomura

This beautiful ocean inspired wedding decor was featured by Pacific Weddings.The floral design by Yvonne Chapman is simply beautiful and captures the playful lines and colors of a day at the beach. I love the way the different colors of sand are combined in the vases to make beautiful lines that mimic the waves in the ocean. Here is how Chapman describes this design…


“When I think of sand, I am reminded of the playful energy and warmth felt at the beach… vibrant colors of orange and yellow signify the sun and the Mokara orchids give this table a whimsical feel,” says Honolulu designer, Yvonne Chapman of the eponymous Yvonne Design. Handblown glass vases stand tall in three modern shapes that mimic the sensuous qualities of the ocean. Modeled after traditional chemistry lab beakers, the stems of each vase rise delicately above vibrant arrangements of dahlias, calla lilies, roses, celosia, and hybrid ranunculus in bodacious summer hues. Mokara orchids, wired discreetly to each vase top, appear to float over the table. The artistic waves of the sand create a modern still-life with layers of sand in tangerine, sunny yellow and bright white. Playing off the “sands of time” theme, Stacey Nomura of Bradley & Lily Fine Stationery, created circular tags that read, “time of your life,” which are tied to miniature hourglasses. These unique parting gifts rest at each place setting and promise to be an interesting conversation piece among celebrants.


The design ties together perfectly and the vibrant colors really make the design. I have to say my favorite part is the use of the colored sand. It is breathtaking!





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