Sunday, November 2, 2008

It's Wedding Central

My newly designed, post card-sized business cards have arrived and feature white Hydrangea, yellow Freesia, white Hypericum and Million Star Gyp. Yellow is the upcoming popular color for the new season. Thank you to Kristin Kauffman Leaman for coming to my shop to photograph one of my 'yellow' weddings. She's a great free-lance photographer who is a brand new-ly wed.

What a productive week! Now I know what all of you girls go thru to plan a beautiful wedding. Scores of emails, phone calls, website searches, caterer appointments, dress shopping,
searching for the right tent, jewelry, bridesmaid dresses, photographers, musicians, flowers. The list seems to go on and on. Jonnaysa of Planned Perfection has been working her little tail off this week for us, so that I can stay on top of all the other weddings in our schedule. They are all very important to us, and I promise not to miss a beat. Great job, J- we just about have all of the most urgent bookings done-amazing!!

In the midst of all of our excitement, Amy and I are keeping pace with all the brides that scheduled meetings with us to design their weddings, as well as participate in a Bridal Show in Harrisburg today. Whew! All of that in one week!

Here a few shots from our display at today's Bridal Engagement, sponsored by Commonwealth Caterers and the Event Planning Network.

Our booth display plan was to set a complete square bridal table with an elaborate tablescape down the center with place settings for 10, but had to be squished together, and scaled down to the table that was provided. This stacked Bubble Bowl centerpiece drew alot of attention and several cell- phone photographers. The bottom bowl had a garland of suspended pearls with a white Spider Mum floating on the surface, and the top bowl featured a sphere of white Cushion Poms inside the bowl. This could be used for a buffet display, place card table or a Large Bridal Table Centerpiece. We are always trying to come up with new ways to use the popular Bubble Bowl.
We provided a few bouquets for the models to carry as they walked through the show. This funky bouquet using only 3 Black Bacarra roses and black Ostrich feathers was the big attention- getter according to the model.

How unusual to find light orange tulips with lavender stripes. I loved them when I saw them and just had to use them somewhere. So I added a little bit of lavender/white Lisianthus, some large pearls on wire and it made an interesting fall colored bouquet for this model bride.

Million Star Gyp bouquet with little white Vyking poms that have a black eye. Tied with black and white polka-dot ribbon. Below is pink South American Hydrangea and Million Star Gyp.

So Amy and I are packing up baby Hudson and heading for a week's worth of Florida sunshine to rest- up after a wonderful spring, summer and fall wedding season. That's when I spend hours in my favorite bookstore's flowers and wedding section and by the pool with the piles of books on my lap- getting fresh inspiration for next year. So to all my faithful blog -watchers, please check back in 2 weeks to see what's new. We have several holiday weddings coming up, so it's not over for the year yet, just a little break for some much needed R&R.

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