Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sara and Todd

More pictures from the wedding.  The venue was the French Embassy, close to Georgetown.  The space is light and airy and showcased the beautiful linens and the flowers nicely.  We made arrangements in large glass squares for the majority of the tables using blue hydrangea, apricot Cumbia roses, Majolica ivory spray roses, Dusty Miller greens and Jaguar Mokara orange orchids.  For 6 of the tables we used our large trumpet vases to hold "trees" of leafed out curly willow.  We started the curly willow 2 months ago and have coaxed it along.   Under the trees we sat 3 glass cones with smaller versions of the other arrangements.   We also tucked fresh cut herbs into these pieces.  The bride's family owns an herb farm in Virginia and supplied pounds of fresh cut herbs for our use. 

The escort table arrangement was a totally different type of piece.  The bride has a Swedish heritage and we celebrated that with a large arrangement of Queen Anne's Lace, cornflower, grasses, nigella, yarrow and ladies' mantle to create a large meadow effect.  It made for a nice entry into the more sophisticated area for the dinner. 

Sara's wedding weekend

This weekend we did the flowers for Sara and Todd's wedding.  These arrangements were for the rehearsal dinner held on the campus of Georgetown University.  The groom's father made the order and he wanted bright spring colors.  We used two shades of local blue hydrangea, lavender wax flower and golden roses.  We also tucked in as much rosemary and other herbs as possible.  More on the significance of the herbs in the next post.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Graduation week at Landon

These are some of the pieces we made for Landon in the last few days - the small arrangements and the long one were for an event last night - we used Cherry Brandy roses, Jaguar mokara orchids, orange callas and burgandy Safari Sunset leucodendrum.  The red and white pieces were repurposed from the pieces for made for the graduates' breakfast last Friday - they were used again on Sunday for a retirement dinner.   We used white alstromeria, white dahlias, white gerbers and red garden roses in these.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Graduation at Holton

This past week was graduation at Holton.  It was the hottest week - 102 on graduation day and it was a real test for the staying power of flowers.  We used Quick Dip, the new foam from Oasis - Maxi Life, and Crowning Glory spray and I am happy to say everything held up thru the day and looked pretty good; even the pieces in the direct sun.  This year the girls carried peach Versilia roses which were quite beautiful and looked good with every skin color according to the photographer.  The bridge decorators (we really should change that designation to the campus decorators now) used a rose that was a peachy yellow called Finesse in their pieces as well as beautiful delphinium and cream lilies.  The decorations were the among the nicest ever and the installation went smoothly thanks to the careful planning of the chairs. 

Maya Angelou was the speaker this year - it was a huge honor for her to come and brave the heat to be there.  She noticed and remarked on the flowers in her speech which made my day.