There is a certain thrill of having a deadline and I especially work well under pressure. But how about when that deadline is a mere 2 weeks away and you are starting from scratch. As they say in Cool Runnings,"No problem, mahn!"
Serina called me on a Thursday evening and wanted to get together to talk about flowers. I did my usual, "How many bridesmaids? What are your colors? Yadda, yadda, yadda." I was already starting to get a few ideas when I threw out the all important, "And what's your wedding date?" Good thing she couldn't see my jaw hit my desktop when she told me it was July 14th. As in, 16 days away.
Our appointment was really a great way to nail down exact details of what she wanted. Her 7 bridesmaids will carry yellow and white callas with sheer yellow ribbon. And the groomsmen boutonnieres will be a yellow calla with yellow ribbon. Very classy and chic.
When we got to the design of her bouquet, Serina emphasized that she was looking for something unique. At this point she had been leaning towards a cascade bouquet so I started to introduce the idea of a modified cascade bouquet. I like to reinvent the wheel, remember?
What we came up with is a hybrid bouquet that has the fluid draping elements of the cascade bouquet combined with the long stemmed look of the arm bouquet. And of course we really upped the ante by doing a rhinestone wrap along the entire length of the handle.
Bridal Arm Bouquet. Phalenopsis Orchids, Yellow Callas, Ivory Callas
The groom's boutonniere was a good match with its own rhinestone band.
When I finished these beautifies I felt a little bit like hitting that little clock thingy at a chess match and yelling, "Checkmate!" There's something fun about a challenge and this certainly was one. Thanks Serina for keeping me on my toes!