Archive for February, 2013|Monthly archive page
Spring semester just started back up at Golden West College and I will be guest lecturing again this semester. I realized I NEVER posted pictures from my last guest lecture!! So today I want to show the class projects from last semester.
We used aluminum wire in copper with lily grass, green button mums, orange spray roses and lemon leaf to create a necklace, boutonniere and a wrist corsage. The majority of the pieces were glued however I still find it important to go over wire and taping techniques. I always look forward to being part of the Floral Program at Golden West College!
The rehearsal is often over looked when flowers are concerned however NOT for Kelli and Peter! When Peter’s Parents were planning the rehearsal dinner they wanted everything to be perfect…. From the food and room to the flowers and of course the super cute word searches! We went with a bright color them that mimicked the colors of the wedding (navy blue, copper, Ivory) and used the same type of flowers that would be used the following Saturday. For a very modern feel we went with ceramic cube vases in ivory and cement filled with a mix of royal blue hydrangea, open roses and dahlias all accented with wide open flat wire and looped flax leaves.
Since Kelli and I have been extremely close since we were 3 , I had to go above and beyond when it came to the traditional rehearsal bouquet. I did not want to do a bouquet with the ribbons attached to the paper plate so I created origami flowers from the wrapping paper from the shower. I used the ribbons underneath the bouquet as well as in the center of the flowers. I got slightly carried away making flowers and made too many! So instead of wasting them I made small bouquets for the bridesmaids. Each was slightly different since all of us girls were going to be wearing different colors.
Coming soon…. THE WEDDING!