Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Deams of Prom

May is full of teenagers prepping for prom!!! I always send out a text to my brother and sisters friends letting them know I do bouts and corsages. This year I posted one on Facebook and a great teacher in the valley messaged me saying that she was taking her autistic students to prom. She wondered if I would donate some for her kids and of course I was thrilled to do so. I had extra flowers after my prom and mothers day corsage orders and I was happy to put them to good use.

These kids had a great time! I got the sweetest thank you card from them today! Thanks Ellie for the opportunity to make their day that much more special!

Long Distance Planning

One day I got a call from a woman in Utah who was planning her sisters wedding. She found my blog and was looking for my floral services. We did all our planning through email and on the phone and everything turned out great! I finally met the sister and the brides mother the day of the wedding. The happy couple (whom I still have never met) was married May 2nd in the Las Vegas LDS Temple and then there was a reception at her parents house here in town afterwards.

I did a bridal bouquet, grooms bout, 5 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, 2 fathers, 2 grandfathers, 2 mothers, 3 grandmothers, and 15 centerpieces...... all while I had the stomach flu..... My sweet husband who has no idea what to do with flowers took the day off to take care of me and help me put this all together.

Her bridal bouquet consisted of lime green spider mums, dark purple carnations, purple tulips, purple freesia, and purple lysanthis. we wrapped it in a dark purple ribbon and adorned it with an antique, hand painted tulip broach I bought from a sweet older woman. 

The bridesmaids carried purple carnations and Italian ruscus wrapped in a beautiful purple ribbon.

The centerpieces were arranged in color blocks. I am really getting into this. It's a little more modern and gives the eye more to see. We tossed in the white roses we were going to use as petals on the table because it was a bit to windy for petals outside that day.