Beginning with a wedding…

flowerflinging was begun on blogspot (and indeed is still there) with a post on a floriferous wedding.  As this archive does not go back that far, I am posting the first post (with additions) to share the beauty.

Double numbers, double happiness for this wedding date – March 31, 2012.

Cast: a bride who know what she likes, a MOB (mother-of-the-bride) who is a floral designer and a super creative florist= a happy combination.

The bride chose royal purple with touches of red-orange as her colors.  Inspired by “Wedding Emotions” (Stichting Kunstboek 2005) by my friends at Life3, she highlighted purple vanda orchids, orange mokara orchids and constructions out of wire.  The MOB, thrilled that there were to be no gawky stemmed bouquets (a particular dislike), fashioned a wire-construction and went off with it to Sprout, Worcester’s great florist.

Cathy Walsh and her team ran with the idea and an idyllic cascade bouquet was born.  As with any great designer, she amped it up and made it her own.

Filled with purple vandas, spotted Mokara orchids, hellebores and tulips with loops of basket caning and lily grass to carry the long line of the exquisite bouquet.  It slipped over the hand like a muff.

The bridesmaids wore purple dresses of their own choice and carried bouquets in which the scheme was reversed.  Again no cut off stems, but a swirled design in which the stems looped in and out in various shades of oranges of protea, ranunculus, strung hypericum berries, and tulips plus deep purple moonstone carnations.

Boutonnieres were cleverly crafted with ranunculus stems wrapped in orange yarn overlaid with purple wire ending in a hypericum berry – all playing off the purple ties given to all the gentlemen in the wedding party.

Tables were named after cities important to the Bride and Groom.

The utterly delicious cake featured a cascade of purple sugar flowers.

What fun to see a vision come together and soar…a milestone to celebrate and share.  Before delivery, the wedding flowers were photographed with a model, and the result appeared in WORCESTER Living Summer 2012.  How cool is that?

Cheers!

About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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One Response to Beginning with a wedding…

  1. Susan says:

    Thanks for your enthusiasm. Reference is terrific!

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