I was blessed to attend the wedding of a dear friend last weekend; after the ceremony, we celebrated with a beautiful luncheon reception. I snapped a quick photo of one of the gorgeous purple and green floral centerpieces:
The arrangements were so spring-like and fresh, thanks to the brightness of the hydrangea. The lavender roses, however, reminded me of the centerpieces from my youngest daughter's amethyst-inspired christening party, which was held in autumn:
I love how the same rose can be used to evoke both the new beginnings of spring, and the rich jewel tones of fall. Celebration in all, and of all, seasons.