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Pictured in Florists’ Review!

It was a wonderful feeling to open up the latest issue of Florists’ Review today and see that on page 59 we there are TWO of our Christmas Arrangements! They are part of the article “Real Florists’ Holiday Specials” and are two of the 15 arrangements from florists across North America. I just had to scare right away! Also for all my non-florist friends, this magazine can be picked up at Michael’s Stores, just in case you want a copy.

Feather Boutonnieres for a July Wedding

One of my brides coming up in a just over a week is having SUCH a fun wedding! I always love a great textural wedding but she is letting me go nuts! Picture hanging amaranths, dahlias, Orchids, Sweet William all in jewel tones and then feathers added for that fun a funky feel.

Most of the flowers to wear are made from all feathers so I have them done ahead of time. The Bride had picked out a ton of feathers and gave them all to me to use for whatever I wanted! I am pretty happy with how they all turned out.

Up first are the super cute items for the Ring bearer.

Then the officiant and the Fathers and Grandfathers.

And who could forget the Groomsmen!

Hang tight for the rest of the pieces coming up in a few weeks! J

An Abundance of Babies Breathe

We had the pleasure of working with such a sweet bride a few weeks ago. Her theme was very simple, classic and elegant. She loved the look of a large arrangement of babies breathe for the tables and the textures that various “fillers” had to offer.

The Bride carried a cascade bouquet made from a mix of fillers, two types of orchids and accented with billy balls that complimented her all lace dress. The textures were AMAZING!

The Groom wore a boutonniere made white dendrobium orchids accented with babies breathe and a touch of dusty miller.

The Maid of Honors and the Bridesmaids carried bouquets made with babies breathe. The stems were wrapped in light green ribbon and the Maid of Honors had silver sequence accents.

The Moms and Aunts had a wrist corsage created on a silver beaded bracelet with white dendrobium orchids and babies breathe.

The Groomsmen, Fathers and ring bearer all wore a boutonniere made from all babies breathe.

The reception tables had white chairs, linens and silver chargers. The delicate babies breathe was mixed with bupleurum for a very soft delicate feel. The look was just spectacular!!

When the uplights were turned on it added SO MUCH!!!!

And of course the cute candy buffet by Sweet Creations by Judy http://www.sweetcreationsbyjudy.com/default.html

I cannot tell you how much I truly enjoyed working with the Bride! She was such a sweetheart who completely trusted me to bring here vision to life…. I know here and her husband will have a wonderful Happily-ever-after!

Blue and Yellow Baby Shower

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with The Golden Truffle (http://www.goldentruffle.com/) for a beautiful Baby shower! The event took place in at a private home in Newport Beach with such a gorgeous back yard! There was the amazing classy yet comfortable feeling to the overall event.

There was a HUGE arrangement in the entry way as well as on the buffet table for that wow factor. For size reference, the vase is 24 inches tall!

Each of the tables had three various size glass cubes filled with a mix of orchids, delphinium, roses and calla lilies.

It was a beautiful event and I wish the soon-to-be-mom a lifetime of wonderful memories!

On A Personal Note: Germany

It is amazing how a song can spark a memory. Well tonight I was flipping through the channels trying to find something to put on while I was cleaning the house and I stumbled upon VH1 Storytellers Norah Jones. I was automatically taken back to the time I spent in Europe. I had the great honor of learning from an AMAZING florist in Germany. I was working with him and his team for over two months in the small town of Bad Neuenahr which is just south of Bonn. I was reminded of this time in my life (about 5 years ago now!) because one day while the team was working at the Garden Facility Gregor put on the song “Going to be Sinking Soon” by Norah Jones. He played the song over and over again throughout the entire time I was part of the team. Every time I hear Norah Jones I think of him and it always reminds me of the comradely that I experienced. There were people from all over the world working in this small town learning from a Master; it was quite an opportunity that I am extremely thankful I had.

I have never really shared the pictures from when I was out there so I thought I would share a few tonight in a quick blog. These are the some of the sights I saw and the experiences I had…..

From my Flat:

I was back from lunch early one day and I decided to go to the park…. I had a blast on the swings!

On my last day as part of the team Gregor sang for me….. He sang “When the Saints Go Marching In” and changed some of the lyrics, it brings such a smile to me now even 5 years later.