Monday, May 31, 2010

Spring Ground Breaking Event

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There's something to be said about simplicity. I spend a lot of time thinking about what kind of container is going to compliment an arrangement. When I found a source for these simple, inexpensive wooden boxes, I was excited about all the possibilities. They were perfect for a Spring, catered, ground breaking event. It's not uncommon for us to incorporate fruits and vegetables in pieces if we know what type of menu is being served by the caterer.

One Smart Cookie

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I'll be honest. Yes I would love for everyone that walks through my door to say that the flowers are the most important thing to them for their wedding but I know its not going to happen. When Dorrie came to me for her initial consultation and she told me where she was having her reception, we both agreed that the one must have besides the bouquets would be a dramatic piece in the foyer.

The one thing that I love most about Hollow Creek is that they have a true foyer which allows you to make one dramatic statement that your guests will first see when they enter and it will be the last one when they leave. Even if you opt not to have centerpieces at all, your guests will still have the impression that you had beautiful flowers at your wedding.

I have always loved Hollow Creek in Middletown but they have made a great place even better. The improvements to the back terrace are more than I had thought possible. What a gorgeous setting for an outside wedding. And the lighting at night...wow! If your reading this and haven't secured a venue for your event, check them out and tell Susie you read about them on my blog!

Are you kidding me?

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I can't tell you how many times I hear from a bride that the venue provides a mirror and a glass hurricane globe. Wow..really? I haven't seen one of those since I was at my Grandmothers. Come on! Step it up a bit. Especially for a once in a lifetime event like a wedding! This is an example of a classic centerpiece design with a little more modern edge. By replacing the oh so seen before hurricane, with 3 simple, inexpensive glass vases in varied heights and filling them with water and topping each of with a floating candle, you get a fresh approach to a traditional centerpiece. You also don't need to have a profuse amount of flowers to get a comparable look. By mossing the ring and then have a few flower bundles tucked here and there, you can have an even more affordable table arrangement that your guests will love.