Yanna and Rich got married this weekend. Their ceremony was at the incredibly elaborate St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church near the National Cathedral. The altar has the most incredible gold leaf work. We made two arrangements of lavender and blue hydrangeas with blue delphinium and a phalenopsis orchid draped over the hydrangea base for the church. The bridal party and reception pieces were all in a variation of green and white. We used green cymbidium orchids, both mini and full size, white and burgandy callas, white phalenopsis orchids, cream Patience garden roses, green celosia, baby green and white and full size green hydrangeas , and horsetail, variagated pittosporum, and gardenia leaves. The reception was at the St. Regis Hotel in their beautiful reception room.
Today I delivered a wreath and a cornucopia tipped on its point filled with pumpkins and flowers to a new client. I matched the colors in the wreath to the rug in the flower and the colors in the cornucopia to the colors in the room. I used a combination of silk and dried flowers. I find that the silks add a pop of color to the otherwise dull colors of drieds. Dried flowers have wonderful textures and the combination works very well.
Last week I worked on some samples for a carnival themed party. I found a lot of cute stuff at World Market like the little weight lifter in the center and made the pinwheels from foam sheets and hard plastic polka dotted straws. AC Moore also had great stuff - wonderful wooden beads that I strung on wire and twisted into curves. It is always fun to do something completely different.
I just brought this piece over to Landon. The dining room is a cherry color and I used beautiful jewel colored dahlias and celosia with some brown leaves and curled burgandy ti leaves...it looked very pretty in the room.