Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Finished Arrrangement

Here is one of the finished arrangements that the ladies at Fun with Flowers made, last Tuesday.....I know you have been waiting to see a finished one. (for some reason Blogger would not let me upload this pictures. Actually published on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd.)

Gainesville Garden Club Fun with Flowers

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to lead the Gainesville Garden Club's Fun with Flowers class. I decided on a Halloween theme. We turned spider mums into spiders, with the addition of google eyes, and pipe cleaner legs. Ghosts were added by using tissues and card holders. Here is one of the finished arrangements as well as shots of the ladies working on their arrangements.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our Little Monkey

Here is Abbey for her 2nd Halloween, about 15 months old. You can almost hear her say OOH, OOH, AAAH, AHHH. She had been our little monkey ever since.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Haloween Arrangements

I am leading the Fun with Flowers Class for the Gainesville Garden Club on Tuesday. There will be around 40 participants, who will be there to have fun with flowers.... In trying to find inspiration for the arrangements they are going to have them make, I came across these....

Both of these are from Teleflora, which we are a member florist.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dogigator

Thanks Shonta for sending this my way. It was attached to an email that says.....Why dogs hate Halloween. Being in GATOR Country, I of course loved this one.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tacachale Recycling

We use Tacachale Recycling to recycle our cardboard boxes. It is a free service for us, and gives residents of Tacachale an occupation. Tacachale is a facility run by The State of Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
I found this information on The Tacachale Fact Sheet.
Tacachale - We are the oldest and largest of Florida's residential centers and opened in 1921. Our unusual name was chosen in 1990 at a time many new changes were being implemented. It is a Timucuan Indian word for a ceremony marking a new start and means "to light a new fire." Currently 468 adult men and women with developmental disabilities live here in 35 different large homes, housing from 8 to 16 people.

By using their service we are helping both the community & the environment. Jeffrey came by this week to pick up boxes and had to show off the new graphics on the pickup van, so I thought I would share them with you.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

JS Photography

Just wanted to give JS Photography a little shout out. As I was driving down NW 13th Street I noticed they have once again changed their roadside sign. I saw Angelina, one of our brides, looking larger than life.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Celebrations Custom Catering

One of our neighbors is Celebrations Custom Catering. We have been fortunate to work with them many times during the year. I am always thrilled to see all the amazing items they show up with, at different events we do together, and I am not just talking about their amazing food.
They have many different linens and items which they use to enhance their food displays & your venue. But where do they store it all? Recently I was given the opportunity to take a sneak peak at their storage facility. I thought I'd share with you some of what I found. You might recognize the pink linens as the ones we borrowed for the September wedding shows.

Here are just some of the shelves they have full of display items.

I am always excited to see what they show up with at the next event.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fantastic Fall Wedding Flowers

Meghan & Alex were married at the fabulous Thomas Center. Their ceremony was in the Turtle court and reception in The Spanish Court. Chef's Brothers provided the food and Publix the cake. Here is Meghan & Lincoln hanging out before the ceremony. Her bouquet was made of roses, solidago, billy balls, alstromeria, hypericum & carnations.
Her bridesmaids carried similar bouquets, which are featured below.
In The Turtle Court we decorated the light sconces as well as the ledge in front of were the ceremony was held. By having the arrangements low, they are not in the way of the guests watching the ceremony. The arrangements were later used inside during the reception.Meghan's Mother sent me a lovely email:
Betsy,
The flowers for Meghan’s wedding were just beautiful! We were so pleased. Thank you for everything, including helping put on the corsages and boutonni√®res.
Amy Lacy
Thanks for having up be part of their special day.
Ceremony & Reception: The Thomas Center
Florist: The Plant Shoppe
Caterer: Chef's Brothers
Cake: Publix

Friday, October 9, 2009

A Rustic Affair

Justine & Mike chose Rustic Manor as the site for their wedding & reception. Justine stopped by to take a look at her flowers, she had chosen a fall theme for the day. The ceremony was held under the oak trees at Rustic Manor. We lined the aisle with flowers in mason jars, and hung falling leaves from the trees. Justine's bouquet was hand tied with brown ribbon, and had a locket attached with pictures of her grandparents inside. The bridal bouquet was made of roses, sunflowers, billy balls, purple majesty, alstromeria, hypericum & curly willow.Her bridesmaids bouquets were similar, but just a little different. Here all the bouquets sit, along with the fall leaves that the flower girl will be dropping.Since sunflowers are too large for a boutonniere, we used viking daisies in their place. The groom wore a Circus rose, which held special meaning for him.I can't wait to see the images that Photo 35 captured of the day.
Ceremony & Reception: Rustic Manor
Photographer: Photo 35
Florist: The Plant Shoppe
Cake: Danette Drageset

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall Wedding Invitation

Justine & Mike got married this past weekend. We had the opportunity to create their wedding invitation as well as provide their flowers. Since it is October, even thought you can't tell by the weather, they had decided on a fall theme. I say if you are going to do a fall themed wedding, then go all out. Their invitations helped show guests that they were celebrating their wedding day, on a casual fall day. Here is a sample of what we created for them.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Shannon & Klye

Shannon & Kyle were wed at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in September. Shannon's Bouquet was a hand tied bouquet of red roses & green ivy.
For her bridesmaids we used open cut calla lily. We use open cut callas, because they have a larger, fuller open bloom. They are a little more expensive, but well worth it.
Ceremony & Reception: Kanapaha Botanical Garden
Florist: The Plant Shoppe