Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fiesta Wedding

Vince & Kristi's Wedding was so much fun to be part of! They hired me to also be their onsite florist. Vince & Kristi's wedding was definately not traditional. It completely reflected thier personalities....and wow, it was great! You could see that all of the guests were enjoying themselves.

They wanted every guest to have a single stem flower during the ceremony. After the ceremony the flowers were collected & I put them into the centerpieces that I had already mocked up with greenery & limes, lemons & oranges. Other than the Fiesta theme, they incorporated a flower theme. Around the world flowers are a symbol of love. They shared their love with their guests, and in return the guests witnessed Vince & Kristi's love for eachother during the ceremony.

Single stem Flowers I gave each guest.Women of course loved the idea of holding a flower during the ceremony. Several men too enjoyed it!Centerpieces with limes, oranges & lemons that I had prepared before the wedding.

The final product! We chose flowers & contrasting colors that reminded us of Mexico where the couple got engaged. Of course, we had to use sunflowers!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fall Dream Wedding

I had so much fun creating the floral designs for Shara & Billy's wedding! My crew & I really had our work cut out for us this weekend but the end result was worth it. My stress level this weekend was at minimum because we had so much fun designing the flowers for this amazing fall wedding.
The pots, urns & most of the pedestals you see in this picture are available to rent through The Backyard Gardener
Flower arrangements and potted plants in the foyer help set the atmosphere for the guests.

Instead of rose petals along the aisle, the bride wanted fall leaves. This was one of my favorite details. Also notice all the candles? They created an elegant and romantic atmosphere for the ceremony. I should mention there was over 100 candles! Unscented of course.

No area was left without flowers or candles! These arrangements looked really great in the church's stained glass windows.

I was so busy with this wedding I never got a shot of the bride's bouquet. (Atleast I remembered my camera! I quite often forget the camera.) However, I managed to get a picture of a bridesmaid's bouquet. To see the bride's bouquet, and some more amazing professional pictures of this wedding check out the blog of Amy Parsons Photography .

OK, the Landscape Designer in me couldn't resist posting this picture. I added vine maple branches & nandina foliage to all of the church's pots to help spruce up all of the entries. This is a simple way to spruce up your pots at home for the fall season.