Monday, July 28, 2008

On Saturday we did the flowers for a happy enthusiastic bride. We used colors that reflected her personality and exuberance. The low pieces included green hydrangea, Voodoo orange roses and Shocking Versilia pink roses. Green dendrobium orchids burst out of a base of the same roses mixed with varigated pittosporum and salal in the tall pieces. The escort table was the most exciting for her - dark fuschia dendrobiums and curly willow sprang out of a base of dark pink hydrangea, pink dahlias, and roses. We hung beaded pink votive candle holders from the top and put a pink cymbidium stalk in the base. The projected storms did not materialize and she had a great day.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Elegant Bride

My family has always been into collecting and I was introduced to this pastime at a very early age. Antiquing on Sundays was a major activity - we didn't buy much, but we sure looked around a lot. I was always drawn to old photographs and have a collection of pictures of people I am in no way related to and some old pictures of my own family members. Lately, I have been looking for old photos of brides and flower-related events. I am going to post them from time to time - they are fun to look at and see the different ways flowers were used in the past.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wedding at St. Matthews

On Saturday we did a wedding at St. Matthews Cathedral in DC. The beautiful bride wanted a bright palette of yellow and cream. She carried a large bouquet of cream roses, Goldstrike yellow roses and some lime green baby hydrangeas ringed with varigated pittosporum. The bridesmaids wore their own black dresses and carried Goldstrike roses ringed with white caspia and a little pittosporum. The altar pieces were cream and bright yellow and were visible from the back of this large church.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

We delivered a bouquet to a bride today who, aside from telling us which colors she liked best, let us do whatever we liked.....and this is the result......dark purple callas, red spray roses, orange freesias, green roses with tropical leaves.....