What a strange day for the end of October. Saturday October 24th was a dreary, humid, rainy day...not the best weather for flowers...especially Ranunculus. Their thin petals seemed to droop under the weight of the air. Still I was pleased at how the flowers turned out, just wish they had been a little fuller. And I can't forget the colors...It's my new favorite palette....Orange, blue, and white.
A boutonniere of white ranunculus and blue hydrangea
A boutonniere of orange ranunculus
A corsage of white ranunculus
Bridesmaids Bouquets; orange ranunculus, freesia, and greens
Maid of Honor Bouquet; orange and white ranunculus, blue hydrangea, and freesia
Brides Bouquet; white ranunculus...simple and elegant
It was a bit of a harried morning. In between making bouquets/boutonnieres and such I was feeding little 1 month old Kenzie. So my husband was in charge of taking the pictures before we left. He didn't get all the shots I usually do, but you can still get the idea.
For the reception the bride found these amazing vases, such an interesting shape, and perfect for a dramatic centerpiece of floating ranunculus and a table loaded with candles. I wasn't there to see the final result but can just imagine how sparkling the room was with the candles reflecting off of the vase and the water. I thought it would be a cute touch to place one single ranunc under the center portion. Ranunculus under glass.
Unfortunately I have no pictures of the centerpieces...in the rush of getting out of the house with baby...yes Kenzie was on the job...I forgot the camera. It was her first gig...and last...it's only because I am nursing and she is so young. Here is a link to the pic of the vase. It measures 9 x 9 and was definitely big enough to make a statement without using a ton of flowers.
This winter will be a slow one, with my next event not until April. Last winter I had at least 1 wedding per month, but this year...who knows, I think maybe the economy might be deterring some brides and grooms from making their wedding plans. Anyway it might be for the best as Kenzie is so little and by April it will be much easier to leave her with a sitter while I work.
Don't worry though ;) I'll keep posting with floral designs I create in the mean time (the holidays are a really fun time for flowers) and any interesting ideas I come across.