Monday, August 17, 2009

A matrimonial summer

So you don't think I've done nothing all summer but get creative with swiss chard, I decided to post a little about my work. Some of you readers may know I'm a floral designer and have started a business with a friend. We have the best job in the world; making people happy, playing with flowers, designing in clever and creative ways, AND getting paid to do so. What could be better? Here's a recent wedding we did for a lovely couple, Meghan and Ryan. Meghan chose green hydrangeas and gerbera daisies for her bouquets, and here's the cake sporting their flowers alongside the toss bouquet.

Look at this lovely Bride's Room. Ahhh..... I think I could swoon awhile in her while escaping from the summer heat and enjoy a Mojito or a glass of champagne. Ahh......... isn't it gorgeous?

The location of the reception was a beautiful place called the Newton-White Mansion near Annapolis, Maryland. When you enter the courtyard of the mansion these handsome brick roosters greet you on either side of the terrace.

Can't you just picture well, anyone in a beautiful gown with a tuxedoed arm wrapped around their waist in this courtyard? Maybe a horse-drawn carriage, too.

OK, back to reality... here my dining room table filled with the flowers of the day, and you can see the bouquets peeking over at the end of the table. In the foreground are baby green, and large green hydrangeas, with Belles of Ireland, stock and lisianthus in the black bucket.

Like I said, Meghan loves Gerbera Daisies and each bride's maid had a different color daisy featured in her bouquet, with the corresponding boutonierre of the groomsmen. Here's the red bout. A bit on the large, and even garrish side, but hey these guys are young and can handle sporting a large bloom on their lapel. I think it's rather cool.

Here's the "pink" bride's maid admiring the flower girl's petal basket. My daughter did a great job wiring the flowers to a barrette for this precious flower girl, who was debuting as such in her first wedding.

In the center is the lovely mother of the bride along with Miss Orange, and Miss Yellow bride's maids.

I loved each of the bouquets but I think the pink was my favorite. See those green tea roses imbedded in the huge hydrangeas?

I love the lacing we did on these bouquets, as it immitated the corset-style lacing of the bride's gown. Speaking of the bride........

Isn't she spectacular? Her bouquet was filled with fragrant white stock, white roses, gerbera daisies, and soft, beautiful lisianthus. Ahh....... I'm swooning again.
I'm telling you I do indeed have the best job in the world. I'm so blessed to be able to work at something I love, and in the end bless others and bring glory to God through all he's given me. My business partner and I just marvel over how God is blessing this business and opening doors for us to meet lovely brides.
Stay tuned for more bride's a a birthday post.
Here's to summer bride's, flowers, and pursuing the gifts God's given you~