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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
My favorite part of the wedding was the bouquets but unfortunately we forgot to take pictures of them before we dropped them off to the bride and her bridesmaids. The brides bouquet was a mixture of white hydrangea, green cymbidium orchids, white cymbidium orchids and white roses. I wrapped it in white satin ribbon and added a silver and CZ broach to match the brides dress which was white with silver embroidery on the bodice. The bridesmaids wore dark brown dresses so Angie, the bride, wanted to lighten their bouquets up so that they would pop in the pictures. Their bouquets consisted of white hydrangea, white cymbidium orchids, tiny little pink-ish purple wax flowers and pink-ish purple mini calla lilies. They were wrapped in champagne ribbon and were very pretty. Hopefully I will get the pictures from the photographer soon so that I can post the pictures for everyone to see.Everything turned out beautiful and I hope that you all enjoy the pictures. I hope to have more up soon. :)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Well I know that I haven't posted in a while but I have 3 new posts to put up. Tonight I will probably only get this one up and then look for the lother 2 in the coming days. This wedding was one that I did back in February and recently got the professional photos from the bride.
This was a simple wedding with orange asiatic lilies as the main flower and white flowers to accent with very minimal green or other colors as requested by the bride. The wedding was at Harrah's RIncon Casino in Valley Center and it was one that taught me a great lesson on asiatic lilies. The lesson learned was that asiatic lilies need to be ordered way way way in advance to ensure that they will be open. I ordered and picked up the lilies 3 days prior to the wedding but they did not open until 2 or 3 days AFTER the wedding...OK so here is the story, I ordered the lilies to be picked up on the Monday before the wedding which was on Friday. When I went to pick them up they had not been delievered. It had been very rainy and the trucks were behind schedule. So I came back the next day and out they bring 60 or so stems of orange asiatic lilies, only they weren't orange...they were closed tight and they were completely green!!! By wednesday when I realized that there was no way that they were going to open I had to have a new batch hand picked and brought overnight from Arizona where I picked them up Friday morning and rushed home to make the flowers.
It was a little stressful but it all turned out fine and I loved the contrast between the brown suits that the guys wore and the orange flowers. The reception centerpieces were very sleek and simple, just 5 large calla lilies in tall rectangular vases; they were very simple but very elegant.
Monday, April 7, 2008
The first one that I am including is a little hand tied bouquet with green cymbidium orcids, green button chrysanthemums and dried lotus pods wrapped with dark brown satin ribbon. I made a matching boutineer and I love the contrast between the brown and green.
The next one actually turned out to be one of my favorites. It is a combination of sunflowers, yellow roses, yellow asiatic lilies and green bells of Ireland. I then wrapped it in yellow ribbon and rafia on the stems. It is a really good bouquet for a summer or fall wedding...I can see it used in an outdoor wedding where the ceremony is in a big open field.
The last picture I have included on this blog is a white bridal bouquet (note the beautiful bride Jenna, my willing model for the day). It is a mixture of white mums, white roses, and white stock. The flowers are on a silver bouquet holder which gives the arrangement a really nice shape.
Friday, April 4, 2008