Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 21, 2011 - Fresno State Honorary Doctorate Luncheon

We had so much fun putting together these centerpieces for the Honorary Doctorate Luncheon held in the Fresno State library.  Thank you to my friend Kiley Wattenbarger for helping me arrange these!  When I heard that Fresno State Catering was planning a very special Italian menu I knew that we had the chance to make something fun and different.  We used fresh potted rosemary and thyme along with green and white kale, artichokes and red grapes -- to create a lush and aromatic arrangement.  We placed all of these items in our rustic iron urns and thought they looked good enough to eat! 

May 21, 2011 - Danielle and John's Wedding

Danielle's bouquet had so many fun elements.  We used draping raspberry amaranthus to cascade slightly in the front of the bouquet along with raspberry roses, purple stock and purple lisianthus.  We also included a few kiwi vines and peacock feathers.

The bridesmaids bouquets also incorporated a touch of the champagne with spray roses.

Out at the Wolf Lakes Lakeside ceremony area we hung green moss balls with a touch of color along with hanging candles down the isle.

The hanging candles were decorated with attached flowers and champagne ribbons.

The unity candle table was decorated with one of our peacock wreaths along with a "pop" of dark purple and raspberry flowers.

Half of the tables had tall dramatic centerpieces with manzantia branches, attached raspberry orchids, purple hydrangeas and hanging raspberry amaranthus.

While the other half of the tables had our peacock wreaths with ivory pillar candles.  The whole effect of the champagne with the touches of dark purple and raspberry along with a hint of feathers was very elegant.

Guest book table...

May 21, 2011 - Lindsey and Josh's Wedding

Thank you to the Johnson family for allowing me to participate in another family wedding.  We had the privilege of doing Brittaney's flowers a couple of years ago and were so excited to work with Lindsey.  Lindsey carried a beautiful bouquet of white roses, cream calla lily's, white and pink Stargazer lily's, rhinestone studded stephanotis and white and pink cymbidium orchids.

Her bridesmaids wore dresses in a beautiful shade of Merlot.  These bouquets really "popped" against the color.  We used flowers raspberry, yellow, purple and green.

The flower girl wore this dainty white spray rose halo finished with Merlot ribbons.

The head table was decorated with this custom arrangement of coral and raspberry roses with purples and yellows.  Look closely and you will see magenta dendrobium orchids floating in the rectangle vase below.

May 21, 2011 - Brooke and Gilbert's Wedding

Brooke carried a lovely bouquet with cobalt blue roses, white stock, white tulips and white roses.

The bridesmaids wore cobalt blue dresses and carried fresh bouquets in the whites with a touch of lime green.

The centerpieces were designed in our new cobalt blue square vases and held white stock and lime green button mums.  So fresh and pretty!

Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 - Fresno State Honorary Doctorate Dinner

Fresno State graduates celebrated commencement this past week.  Along with commencement the University also celebrated it's Honorary Doctorate recipient by honoring him at a dinner held at the University House.  We wanted something that was light and airy but still sophisticated and polished.

We draped our new white bubble linen over the podium table and placed a new "mirror" vase in front filled with white and grey flowers.  My heart was racing with pure happiness when I did this arrangement!

The guest tables were draped in our champagne pintuck overlays.  We decorated each table with hand blown recycled glass vases filled with all white flowers.

We pulled in a touch of the turquoise with our "Luna Bazaar" votive cups and new miniature mirror tiles.

We used cream hydrangeas, cream "David Austen" roses, lisianthus and champagne spray roses throughout.

Over at the bar we topped two of our mercury glass candle holders with fun cream and grey arrangements.

The cocktail tables each had a blue hand-blown vase with creamy hydrangeas and white lisianthus. 

To grace the appetizer table we designed this taller arrangement with dramatic long calla lily's, cream parrot tulips and creamy hydrangeas.

To greet their guests we added a few tall candle sticks with lower mercury glass mint julep cups filled with flowers.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011 - Fresno State Lyles Center Event

Sweet and simple...cream tulips pared with cream gerbera daisy's wrapped in black wire atop black linens.