Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wearing Many Hats


I'm wearing so many hats lately.
M.O.B./florist/wedding planner/stylist...the list is getting longer! Today, I am the florist!
I started the day with a trip to the nursery to pick up 22 white hydrangeas.

In the flower shop/garage, I set up an example of the centerpiece that will go on the 60 inch round tables. I added moss surrounding the wood log slices to embellish.

Remember, the succulent wreaths will go on the taller kiosk tables.
Nothing to do here except insert the candle jar.

I clipped a few succulents from various arrangements around the house to experiment with adding them to the bridal bouquet.
First, I washed off the soil and clipped the stem about two inches from the plant.

I then inserted a wire into the stem and wrapped it with floral tape.

After wrapping three plants, I put them with the white hydrangeas to see if they actually will enhance the bouquet.
I think I'll keep it simple with just white hydrangeas for the bouquet.
It will have to be made the morning of the wedding....

Meanwhile, this is my first attempt at a boutonniere.
The two white Iceburg rosebuds, lavender sprig and succulent rosette came from my garden.

I tied it with twine to give it the rustic look that I'm going for.
Now, if it will keep in the refrigerator until Saturday. And, hopefully, the groom will think it's cool to wear. We'll see...Maybe this is the beginning of a new career!



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26 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

It's gonna be beautiful!!

Wyatt said...

What an inspired combination! Love it !

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I can't believe that you have time to post! And, I can't wait to see the rest of this story! I know that it will be WONDERFUL! Enjoy every minute of it!

ButterYum said...

Wow, everything is looking lovely despite the stress level you must be feeling. And this time of year too!

You're super woman!

:)
ButterYum

Cait Throop said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Delores, I'm going to start calling you Super Woman! You are amazing! The arrangements are lovely and that boutonniere is perfect.
Keep having fun! ~ Sarah

Bonnie Bee said...

Delores, your talents are ENDLESS..... You must NEVER rest.... I bet you can even design in your sleep!!! Wishing you and the family wonderful wedding memories this weekend....

Lina said...

Wow, M.O.B! We all know you are one talented woman, but this is too much. Absolutely gorgeous. Can not wait to see it all! Don't forget to enjoy the process, don't get overwhelmed, delegate, and HAVE FUN! Sending all happy thoughts your way. :-)

Kathysue said...

It is all going to be soooo perfect, Love it all and I know Ashley will be thrilled to carry a bouquet made by YOU!!! xo

Karena said...

Delores I think you do have a new career in the works. I love the creativity you are putting into the wedding!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Sonia said...

Simply wonderful...white hydrangeas and succulents..gorgeous! The centerpieces are fabulous. Hope you are getting enough rest with all you are doing! Have a wonderful week!
Miss Bloomers

jessica said...

Congratulations on the wedding!! Those decorations are smashing!! {I love the little boutonniere!!}

Awesome job!

~*Jessica

Simone said...

Wow! You are so talented. I love the look of succulents against the white blooms. The twine helps create the mood you are looking for--congratulations!

vicki archer said...

The hydrangeas are stunning and I love how you are creating the table settings... What a fabulous idea to add succulents to the bouquet... gorgeous... xv

Entertaining Women said...

The addition of the succulent is sheer brilliance! Thanks for giving us a peak and for stopping by for a visit. Come any time. Cherry Kay

Samantha said...

Oh how beautiful, 22 white hydrangeas, divine.

Ivy Clad said...

I love this look! I hadn't really appreciated succulents for their really awesome beauty until recently, and I love the way you're putting all of this together.

Keri

The enchanted home said...

I think you need to become a wedding planner/florist extraordinaire pronto! You are sooo talented, love every single thing you are doing, this is going to be so beauitful! Congrats and hope you are enjoying the process....nothing like seeing a vision come to life!!

Lori said...

When you are a creative person, you can do just about anything. How did you make the wreath, love it.

Marlis said...

Oh were I the groom, I'd think that boutonniere is fabulous! This is going to be one beautiful wedding! xo marlis

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Its going to be beautiful! Love the succulents with the rose. Everything looks wonderful. Cant wait to see the pictures.

Ayame said...

Hi, the highlight is really wonderful! The rope around the stem is very special

Sue Murphy said...

This is really turning out beautiful. We were up your way in Napa two weeks ago, The fall colors were amazing.

Designs By Pinky said...

I don't know how you are doing all this! Our daughter got married a year and a half ago and even though I AM a floral designer I could never have done the flowers! You are amazing. I know it will be a gorgeous wedding and a wonderful day. I just hope you are AWAKE to enjoy it:):):) XO, Pinky

French Basketeer.com said...

What a fabulous idea to add succulents! And you still seem so calm, Delores! Congratulations on that!

Victoria said...

I love white hydrangeas and the boutonnieres are perfect. You are so creative, Delores, and I am sure everything will be beautiful.
Best...Victoria

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