Today I was picking up some flowers from our supplier and it occurred to me that they deserve a mention on this blog. There are weeks when we drop in to Potomac almost every single day and we are always able to find something interesting and exciting to use in our arrangements. The people who work there are without exception knowledgeable and helpful. At times we take our clients over to Potomac to take a look at what is available and the client is always impressed.
So this is a small thanks to everyone at Potomac and especially Evan, Robin, Tony, Randall, Lucy, Marvin and Leo.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
CaSandra got married today and she was our second beautiful bride of the weekend. We made a bouquet for her that was different from our more typical hand-tied European style bouquet. CaSandra wanted tropical flowers in her bouquet and a very bright palette. We put orange protea, pink/green Anthirium, yellow Oncidium orchids, orange Spray Roses, pink Cymbidium orchids, Ti leaves and mango Callas in a bouquet holder and tied it off with a gold ribbon.
Hal and I did a lot of work with weekend - 2 weddings, 1 tiny and 1 medium size, and a ballet group reception. The first wedding was at a French parish hall in DC where we had done another small wedding several years ago. The color palette was green and white and grey and we used some interesting flowers from the last blooms of my garden. The first photo is of a coffee table arrangement, the second of the bride's bouquet, and the last of the wreath on the door. Green and white arrangements seem to be very popular these days.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The color scheme of the pieces for last night's event was cream and white flowers on brown and tan pintucked linens. We used white hydrangeas, cream roses, white stock, white dendrobium orchids and variagated ivy leaves and ferns in different combinations to create the arrangements.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Yesterday, Hal and I created many arrangements for Landon's Golden Bear dinner. This first post shows the beautiful Perkins House and the tent on the large front lawn of the house on the Landon campus. This was a beautiful setting for a lovely evening.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
This is a sample for a wedding centerpiece. The bride wanted something modern and tropical with very bright colors and alot of drama - we used Hot Lady roses, Birds of Paradise, gold mums, orange spray roses, Aralia leaves, horsetail and curly willow in a low glass vase.