Most people have never been behind the scene of a special event florist. Like the film industry, many people are involved. I would like to share some of the preparatory steps of making it all come together.
Timing is almost everything.
Years of experience tells you what day to purchase each type of flower so they are at the perfect stage. Flowers need to be at their peak of beauty for the party. I thought it might be fun to show a few photos of preparation for the event we did two weeks ago.
4am we’re off to the flower market
the rose shipment arrives from Ecuador time to get all 3,800 stems in water
hundreds of small vases ready to be filled with Sweet peas hand tying 1500 stems of orchids
picking up Peonies flown in fresh from Oregon finishing the bridesmaid’s bouquets
loading up a truck for delivery to the reception dressing the linens on the tables
folding napkins with dark purple ribbon bands adding garlands to the candelabras
Cake Divas setting up the cake tying orchid garlands on the bride and groom’s chair
We’re finished and ready for the guests to enter. The party is about to start.
More photos to Follow in the coming weeks.
Thanks to Tracy Landworth for Pre-event photos, threegrooms.com
Wedding coordinator: Stacy Porras - Porras Wedding consultants
Once Todd Johnson’s photos are ready, the photographer for the wedding, we will post a whole blog of this beautiful event.