Valerie Beyer married Patrick Tully on March 14, 2015. The Lancaster County couple held their wedding and reception at Pheasant Run Farm.
Having just celebrated her first anniversary with Patrick, Valerie spoke with us about the inspiration behind her “Alice in Wonderland” theme and about working with Beth Ruf, wedding designer at our Lancaster North store.
The bouquets comprised orange gerberas, orange alstroemeria, hot-pink roses, hot-pink carnations and lime-green button poms, with ti leaves looped around the outer edges like a collar. Two topiaries adorned the altar. The centerpieces were the main attraction.
What inspired your wedding theme?
Patrick knew I loved “Alice in Wonderland,” so being the creative person he is decided to propose to me with that in mind. The night he proposed, he placed an image on my car windshield of White Rabbit and a clock from the book and a handwritten note: “You’re late, you’re late for a very important date.”
I arrived at Patrick’s parents’ house to find a kitchen side table with lit candles and the “Alice in Wonderland” book on it. There were lights hanging from the wall leading to the basement. As I walked down the stairs and around the corner, there was Patrick on one knee.
What led you to Royer’s for your flowers?
We stopped in the Royer’s near my parents’ house one day to talk about flower arrangements for my wedding, and they suggested going in town to talk to Beth Ruf because she is super-experienced, creative and passionate. The Lancaster North store was convenient, and Beth’s willingness to set up my flowers was a big plus to relieve some stress on me.
What are your memories of the flowers at your wedding and the reception?
Just extremely beautiful! That is all that comes to mind.
You had roses made from musical note paper. What’s the story behind that?
That was my idea. My husband is a huge music lover, and I just wanted something in my bouquet and his boutonniere to connect the both of us as one.
Can you describe what it was like working with Beth?
Amazing! Perfect! Beth was willing to do whatever to make my special day perfect. There were a few times where I thought I was being a little too picky, but she was willing to make those changes while always keeping the customer (me) in mind.
Photos courtesy of A Reflection by Sherry