So our story begins …I received a phone call from one of my beautiful regular clients wanting me to do the flowers for her sons wedding..
I feel really privileged when being asked to do flowers for any event be it large or small ..just the fact that my contribution can make the event go from nice to special is indeed a privilege. not to mention I enjoy it.. maybe a bit too much as I start to live, breath and totally immerse myself into the occasion..
Any one who knows me ..knows I am not a catalogue florist. People don’t come to me wanting to pick some thing out of a catalogue no they want something different and unique ..some thing that reflects not only who they are but also represents their event …
There’s a lot of talking …pictures being sent back and forth ..more talking …finally I come up with a design.
So that’s how it all began with Lauren the beautiful bride that I mentioned at the onset and the one that you are all taking the journey with me in setting up her wedding.
Lauren decided on Gypsophlia …I hear you eighties people gasping ..well pick yourselfs off the floor Gyp. is back revived and refreshed for the 21st century..
All the bouquets are Gyp. with soft vintage style lace ..tick no prob..
Button hole Gyp. with my added flair …tick no prob..
Corsages to complement the wedding and of course a beautiful piece to wear for the day ..tick no prob..
A touch of silver throughout the wedding was another request ..tick no prob..
Then came the table arrangements ..Tall cylinder vases ..tick ..Large round Gyp. on top ..tick …Touch of silver…tick..Hanging round candle votive’s ……NO TIck …
You know, I know ..the neighbour down the road knows ..Gyp. stems are so soft but Lauren gave me a challenge and I was ready to take it on ..
Having a husband who is in the building trade ..very handy …
So here was the idea ..stick square dowel on top of the vase and then hang the votive off them ..solved …Yes and the sample looked amazing if I say so myself ..mmmm now for then fun part ..this had to last hanging for at least 6 hours ….