Sunday, June 17, 2007

Site Visits are Priceless

One of the services that we offer are free site visits with the client to the venue where the event is being held. This helps to get the most out of the floral arrangements by placing them in some key locations. What better way is there to make suggestions while walking through the space with the customer? In this case, the ceremony was outside in a courtyard at a Bethesda hotel. Once the guests went inside and down elevators to the ballroom, this was the first focal piece the guests would see. The up light complimented the lavender tinted water inside the glass container. The arrangement was then repeated on every other table in the ballroom. The low centerpieces on the other tables were the same elements of hydrangea, roses, callas, and a mixture of greens but without the delphinium.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Perfect Match

I'm a firm believer that a tall centerpiece on every other table breaks up a space visually which is helpful when an event is in a tent. The bride wanted a vintage garden look and the iron candlesticks we had in our inventory fit the occasion perfectly. We only needed to paint them a creamy white. The "drippy" effect of the greens certainly softend the look.
The low arrangements were of the same materials but without the green foxtail. They had their own iron garden containers that coordinated with tall pieces. The guests were able to take home the centerpieces because they were designed in their bowls or on plates.
Renting containers from the person who is supplying the florals is an economical way to bumb up the look of a wedding.