Archive for the ‘Traditonal’ Category
This year I had the pleasure to decorate the two main trees for Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley. We did two styles of tree; one for the main hospital lobby and for the lobby with the offices.
The first tree was created from burgundy and gold ornaments. The main focus of the tree is the loopy bows created from various gold and burgundy ribbons. There are almost 30 bows including a large oversized Burgundy bow for the tree topper. There were also some amazing teardrop shaped ornaments.
The second tree was more of a natural inspired tree created from pinecones, birds in a pale mauve and forest green tone and a variety of “berries”. The top of the tree was accented with an oversized linen ribbon bow. This tree looked AMAZING in person and was so much fun to design!
And then of course I tend to be dorky sometimes….. 🙂
It finally feels like fall here in Southern California!! I love when the seasons change…. Not only in the weather but also when flowers change. I tend to embrace the change even if it is only with the colors of containers I use and some accents. There are some crowd favorites that I tend to gravitate towards for my local hospital accounts but by pairing them with different accents and darker container to give a more fall feel.
Below are some of the more traditional arrangements from this week.
Then we have some more stylized arrangements….. and some horizontal ones!
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!
Every so often I get to play with some flowers that are considered premium flowers….
First is a weekly with some peonies accented with looped eucalyptus, accented with a single green spider mum and bright orange rose.
Next is another weekly made in a classic style urn from a mix of foliage, babies breathe and a few stems of mini phalaenopsis orchids.
Last be defiantly not least, a stylized minimalist arrangement made from a kiwi vine, bamboo, spray roses and three mini phalaenopsis orchids.
I create a wide range of designs from week to week and last week I had a large order for five sympathy arrangements from one of my clients. Sympathy arrangements can be very difficult to create since they are large and require a lot of details. These are some of my favorite that I have created lately.
There were two wreathes, one in a mix of white and greens and one that was created from yellow and green flowers. I love the textures that are in each of these arrangements; it adds SO much to the overall look. You may not be able to tell by the pictures, but each of these wreathes measured 36 inches in diameter and stood on a 5 ½ foot easel.
The first wreathe is created from Queen Anne’s lace, viburnum, roses, Asiatic lilies, dusty miller, statice and china mums.
Next, this wreathe was created from looped yellow and green leaves, Asiatic lilies, pale yellow stock, viburnum and touches of kangaroo paw.
There were also three large urns. Each of the these urns are VERY large, please see the last two pictures for size reference!
I have been really busy this week and just wanted to share some of my favorite arrangements.
First: I love the soft colors of this arrangement and the cymbidium orchids of course! Perfect for a new baby!
Second: This was a very tall “showy” piece for its price point. The color of these gerbs was just amazing!
Next: A simple grouped arrangement made from dendrobium orchids and accented with succulents.
And Last but not least: This traditional arrangement in one of my customer’s vase. What I love about the arrangement is texture and the contrast. When I saw these mini carnations I just had to get them! I normally do not use carnations a lot but they added a lot to this arrangement.
I made this arrangement today for a get well arrangement. I have to say, I loved it! It was so bright and cheery with a unique twist. The vase was about 12 inches tall and the overall arrangement almost 30 inches tall! There were two types of orchids, sweet William, spray roses, kale, stock, gerbera daisies, ti leaves and kiwi vine.
I actually do quite a bit more then wedding flowers. I am in a few hospital gift shops, weekly clients and do day to day deliveries. Over all I keep pretty darn busy!
This week was especially busy since I had over 10 orchid plants as well as fresh flowers. Here are some of my favorites from this week: