This past weekend I was in California to do another wedding. Working with flowers is such a passion of mine. I have been working with them since I was 17. It’s a different art form than I what I do on a daily basis but it still involves the use of artistic concepts and designs. My daughter’s best friend, Hillary was married at the beautiful Dove Canyon Courtyard in Southern California. I will say I could have done without the heat, most especially, the humidity! Uggg…93 degrees with 46% humidity. Nonetheless, I had a great time with my friend and assistant, Michelle doing what we love. Here’s the sign I designed to greet the guests.
So let’s start at the beginning like I was out of bed by 5:30 and headed to L.A. by 7:00 a.m., late by regular florist standards! Opening time is generally at 4…yes, that’s a.m.!
This is what I had pre-ordered and then some! I could not pass up the fresh lavender…for me, of course, and the raspberries, because I have ALWAYS wanted to use them and they are never available!
These are the very fragrant stocks. One of my favorites for scents. Reminds me of my floral teacher, sweet friend, and mentor, Mrs. Mellender. (See story here). Unfortunately, the heat did not treat them well so they had to be removed from the arrangements.
Ah, dahlias! They have made quite a splash in bridal bouquets in the past few years. These ones were particularly beautiful but I love the white ball ones too! You will see them in the bouquets shortly.
I also purchased ranunculus’ and scabiosas.
I made 12 greenery arrangements for the aisle along with 12 signs for the aisle. You’ll see how they are placed later.
Here are the bride’s and the bridesmaids bouquets.
Now I will tell you I took these pictures BEFORE the wedding. Eventually the archway was moved to the center of the aisle, the ladder removed and the drapes were drawn in the indoor area.
Now I would love to show you what the table arrangements looked like but all the pictures I took were of the different clusters of arrangements still in my home, unfortunately. I will tell you that each table got 5 to 6 different arrangements with some being placed on wood slices.
Well that’s it for now. (Wasn’t that enough? Sorry it was long.) Anyway, if I get any new pics I will try and post them. I have some great treasures from last week’s sales coming up on Friday. Hope you join me then.