Sunday, September 17, 2006

Anchoring A Room

If you were a tree, what kind of a tree would you be?
How about a 5' iron tree embellished with fresh willow, glass votives, and hanging amaranthus?
The reception was in a tent at restaraunt with a beautiful view of Sugarloaf Mountain. The clients owned a working horsefarm so we decided to use details to reflect that part of their lives. Black underlays were on the tables topped by a high grade ivory burlap and black napkins simply tied with twine. Summer flowers including dahlias, cockscomb, roses, and scented geranium were placed in galvanized metal buckets as centerpieces including four embellished iron trees placed on tables at the four corners of the tent. I also must mention that the father of the groom made votive holders for the place settings which he welded together using pony horse shoes and a piece of barbed wire. It was rustic elegance at its best!

Monday, September 04, 2006


This was a fun, out of the ordinary piece created for a charity auction. All of the local florists were asked to donate a centerpiece and at the end of the night they would be auctioned off to the highest bidder. We approached this an opportunity to do something a little bit different. Funny thing was the event was held on the second floor of a restaurant and consideration wasn't given as to how the recipient would get the piece home. Ooops!