Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Best of Weddings Show 2009

Well, it was the wedding show of my dreams!  No cramped 10x10 vendor booths and a maze for the crowds to push thru.  It was wedding eye -candy to the max!!!  Such tremendous attendance and so much wedding buzz that it made all the hard work and expense so worth it. 
Jonnaysa Kirkham gets the credit for Wedding Show perfection! You wanna talk about passion, energy and attention to detail???....she had all the bases covered and was relaxed, calm and smiling all day long.

This was the Spring Display using Tulips swirled under-water with a floating candle and lovebirds.
Couples with a tight wedding budget appreciate the simple, yet unusual centerpieces.
Leslie Gilbert just sent me a few shots she took of our team's Heritage Ballroom on the third floor of the Lancaster Convention Center.  Check out her blog for the 2nd floor team's display.

This was a guest table in our Winter display.  We used white birch branches in our footed cylinder vase with crushed ice and white tulips.  Tulips are one flower that continue to stretch and grow in the warmth of candles and the lighting in the room.  These tulips definitely stretched that day!

In our Fall display we used a giant artichoke for the center of long tables that formed an X. It was filled with purple artichokes, Scarlet O'Hara Peonies, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Purple Intergrefolia and Parrot Tulips.
 It would be ideal for a small wedding where all the guests sit at one large table for a wedding feast, or as an over-sized Head Bridal Table.
And then of course the purple Cauliflower.

It was fantastic working with a first-class team of Central Pa. wedding vendors.

If you want to see Jeremy Hess' pictures then log onto:  www.pictage.com/758759
The event key will be: November22
As of today, Tuesday the 24th, they are still being prepared for publishing. But keep checking back in.
More images will be posted when I receive them.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  Let's be mindful of all our blessings.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Would you believe... Purple Cauliflower?

On my weekly trip to one of my many favorite  'happy places', which is downtown Lancaster's Central Market, I saw something that inspired me for one of the 4 Season's table displays at the Best of Weddings Show.
 If you come to the Show, find me and mention that you saw this on my blog and you will have your choice of flowers from any of my 4 displays at the end of the show.

The Halloween Wedding

The couple planned a hot air balloon wedding but the weather didn't allow for the balloon to launch, so the wedding took place at the Eden with just the closest family members.
The Bride's favorite holiday is halloween so she wanted her flowers, centerpieces and wedding cake to reflect it.
I designed her bouquet with Orange LA Lilies and black raven feathers.  The stems were wrapped in black ribbon with orange button details.
Centerpieces were hurricane globes with lots of spiders crawling over it and black candles. Flowers used were  orange mini Gerbera, Pumpkin tree, Japanese lanterns, Kangaroo Paws and Curly Willow tips.
The wedding cake was made by Renee of Bella Manse.  Notice the 2 little bats flying against the moon!

Only 2 more weeks until the biggest, best wedding show around: 
Are you coming???