Sunday, August 15, 2010

Summer and Gary Wedding

Shannon @ Fete and Frolic hired me to do the florals for Summer and Gary's wedding. This was my first real gig since having Zane. It was good to be back! I had a ton of fun picking out the colors and flowers at the flower mart on Friday morning. I was there for an hour. It's such a vast difference between the flower mart here and the flower mart in Los Angeles. But you make do with what you have. I do miss the gloriousness that is the LA Flower Mart though.

I got so many great flowers! Rich colors and textures. Roses, calla lillies, daisies, cushions, snapdragons, dahlias, hypericum, spider mums, cabbage! And so many others. My kitchen looked like a flower shop. And the smell was divine. Sometimes I miss being in shop everyday.

Then it was time to get to work. All those flowers had to get cut out of their package and the folliage stripped off the stems. I do this to prevent rot and germs. Then into water with some floral food to re-hydrate for a few hours. And a much needed break for me before all crazy begins.

Doing flowers with a mobile 8 month around is interesting to say the least. Luckily a neighbor came over and helped hold him. Then he went to Grandma and Grandpa's!

Saturday was a HOT but very beautiful day. Shannon did an amazing job at the venue. It was beautiful and spectacular. I did several things on-site as Summer had gathered hydrangeas from friends and relatives. Since she had half the flowers I just took all mine with me.

It went well and it was a different experience doing the flowers at the venue. In most cases all the floral is done usually at my house or at a shop.

Picture time!

Summers Bouquet
I love the colors of this. And the textures!

Bridesmaids Bouquets

Mothers/Grandmothers Corsages

Groomsmen/Fathers/Grandfathers Bouttoniers

Dancing Gazebo/Cocktail Area

Cocktail Table

Cake Table

Dining Tablescape
Isn't this a stunning location?

Buffet Table
aka The Crowing Glory
aka Onica's Awesome Achievement in Structural Floral Design

I'm just an amateur photographer. I can't wait to see the photo's that Betsy Mobbs took!

It was a huge wedding. Stunning and fabulous. Shannon may be my really good friend but she is an amazing planner! I can't wait to work with her again.


  1. totally stunning but how else does Onica do anything

  2. What a gorgeous setting, and the flowers are wonderful! I'll bet Summer was very pleased.

    found you on ravelry...


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