Thursday, July 9, 2009

K & D Wedding Flowers!

My friend Kristen was so kind and referred me to a friend of hers to do their daughters wedding flowers. I was surprised since Kristen had never seen any of my work (I don't think?) so the pressure was on to make sure I didn't make her (and I!) look bad.

I love it when I meet a bride and hit it off right away with her family. They were the sweetest people and had great taste. They really were a dream to work with which makes my job FUN!!

The bride's colors were cream, black and eggplant. So we went with cream Vendela roses, enchantment lillies, Schwartz mini calla lillies, green hypericum berries and cream bouvardia.
These were K's (the bride) centerpieces. She just wanted similar bouquets to hers to lay in a vase on each table. Sadly my pictures are always taken in a hurry at the reception centers so I don't think the picture does this justice at all!
The middle of the buffet table.
The bridal bouquet! Along with the other flowers, I put monkey tails, looped bear grass and rhinestone buttons in the bouquet for some extra sparkle. I love a little bling!
The matching toss bouquet. She used this at her ceremony site for outdoor pictures. Since it can get so hot here in the summer, it's nice to do this and switch to a new fresh bouquet for the reception. That way the tired looking one from the heat can be used elsewhere (in this case as the toss bouquet) and your flowers look perfect for the whole day!
I loved how the grooms boutonniere turned out - super cool again with the monkey tail!

I really love doing flowers but it's tricky sometimes to do them (especially with all three little ones at home and out of school) and I told my mom, I think that this is the last one I'm going to do for awhile.

10 minutes later I was giving out my phone number to a girl and her mom who were looking at the reception site! I'm crazy I know. I can't help it - I LOVE weddings and I LOVE flowers, so I am lucky I get to do this!

26 comments:

kjtroxel said...

Everything turned out beautifully! I too love the monkey tail. I have never seen it and its perfect in the boutonniere, lending a architectural edge to it! You are so talented!

TAMI said...

Beautiful colors! I know very little about foliage, but LOVED the bent grass! FUN way to fill up all your "extra spare time."

Parker said...

Beautiful. You are so good at making everything pretty. You really did an amazing job.
love love

Heidi said...

You are extremely talented in so many ways! :)

Jo said...

The arrangements are lovely! You did a fabulous job ~ such talent!

Jo

Bethany and 3sonsplus1 crew said...

Oh how gorgeous!! Absolutely stunning, I'm speechless (almost, giggle)!!

Kristen said...

You are incredible! These pictures look great but I have to say your work looked even more amazing in person... I will recommend you again... To everyone! Please don't say your through, your too talented to stop!

Kerstin said...

Everything looked so beautiful!

Kerstin said...

Everything looked so beautiful!

Melinda said...

Kristen, you are so talented! I love your creativity and taste! I wish I had some of you talent.

Chris said...

Holy mackeril! Mackerel? Mak-uh-ril! :) Those look soo great! You've got some talent, lady!

NatRat said...

So pretty! I loved my little sample too. You are so great at what you do and EVERYTHING else!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

You are lucky that you get to do this - the flowers turned out beautiful. It's a great color combination - lucky bride.

Nic said...

Wow!! I'm impressed! Great Job!

The 5 Bickies said...

What a talent! You did a beautiful job. I can understand it would be hard to make arrangements with kids at home. I would just want to keep working and my kids would want juice!

Amaris said...

Your work is always amazing, these flowers are just beautiful.

Flowers Philippines said...

Oh! I like your wedding bouquet. Wish I can also make my own wedding bouquet. Anyway, thanks for sharing this post. Keep posting!




-fern-

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Anonymous said...

Great writing! I wish you could follow up on this topic :)

Best regards,
Tracey

Anonymous said...

I need to know just what Katherine will change about that =D