Tuesday, March 30, 2010

When life gives you lemons... Make centerpieces :o)

Here is a mock up that I did for a potential client.  Her wedding is July of 2011!  I love the early planners.  She originally wanted lemons and limes when we met at a bridal show earlier this year. I suggested we do the gerber daisies and it came out perfectly.  She and her sister adored it.   And yes one day when I have my very own office, I will look upon the coffee house meetings and laugh.  Until then :o)....

Sunday, March 28, 2010

This weekend's weddings :o)

Since I have done nothing on the wedding front... Here are some pix from this weekend's wedding :D. I did all of the decor :D

The bride and groom were married on a bed of roses and remember those hanging orchid strands.. here they are in action..

Here is her memory and sign in table...
Her name was on the windows...  This was one of my surprises to her

And here I am in action.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Over under pull it tight

And string 60 orchids and 12 feet of crystals with all your might!!

I have been working on these crystals all day for a wedding I have this weekend and I had to show you the progress. I still have about 13 orchids left and a few feet of crystals left to string...

First... This is when I first started look how sparse the wall looked! (BTW if you are doing this at home, do not hang them on a hanger, they will get tangled and you will spend about 15 minutes cursing yourself). I used a thumb tack to hang them on the wall.)
Here is a close up.  These are real orchids, but they are freeze dried.
Look how empty this looks and I hate the long strand of crystals

Hmm... Looking better but not quite done...
And the last picture of the night but not completely done.  I still will have more long plain crystal strands as well as the 13 more orchids which would equate to about 3 more strands with crystals.  The strands range from about 2 feet long to about 5 feet or so.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I've been busy this week...

I have two large weddings this weekend, and have prepared the mockups for a few other weddings I have.  Let me know what you think.  All flowers were purchased from Wal-mart, the jewels from sav-on crafts, and the feathers from Hobby Lobby.  I would suggest not purchasing flowers from Wal-mart, to say that I was disappointed with the quality is a severe understatement.  The flowers weren't properly hydrating and were dropping petals like nothing I had ever seen.  I usually order my roses from a secret source and never had that problem before, but was feeling under the weather and decided to go to Wal-mart. I was NOT happy.
Centerpiece Mockup, there will be about half a dozen to a dozen more flowers in it
Bridesmaids Bouquet Mockup (The bride's is very similar but will have twice as many roses, I am thinking two-two and a half dozen).
With feathers.  I have three clients (and myself makes four lol) that are using feathers in their bouquets, so I decided to add them, the colors aren't the right ones but all of them loved the concept of the feathers).

Closeup of the centerpiece (now you can see the shitty quality)

Here's another shot of the fun and funky bouquet...

What do y'all think?  I am of course open to any suggestions etc, my clients seem to be very mum and I want them all to be uber happy lol.  My assistant (one of the feather bouquet brides) loves them...

Here is another thing we did this weekend, my assistant put the buckets together with my design inspiration etc.  One of my brides has 8 children coming to her wedding and we did individual buckets for them all.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Alfred Angelo Tweeted about me!!!!

OMG I am like wth right now?!  It was way back in January and I am just finding out.  Does that make me like Kim Kardashian?!  A celebrity for doing absolutely nothing?!  Okay okay I take it back I actually love the Kardashians lol.

Scroll down to January 21st...
Alfred Angelo Tweet

Monday, March 8, 2010

An alternative...

One of my competitors described my style as alternative (which I think is cool because I often times describe myself as a rock star so that works for me lol!) However, I am pretty sure she meant it as an insult... So I am going to add the phrase to my website :o).  Give me lemons I'll make lemonade... But I need help deciding what direction to take it.
What do you think I should say... Here are a few ideas I have and feel free to add your own...

  • An alternative to bland

  • An alternative to the norm

  • An alternative to the ho-hum

  • An alternative to the boring
Btw the same vendor actually used spider mums and baby's breath in her display (remind you of anything)?! See the past two week's show displays lol!! Just wait until they get a hold of my next show centerpiece :D. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

It's like Candy...

OMG the show was so fantastically fun!!! My company was asked to design the entire event and their theme was vintage.. and anyone who knows me knows that I am vintage :D... Here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure :D
The Candy Buffet

I'm a working lol...

Assistant designer, TW is pictured on the left...

This is the room that brides first walked into, it was the red room and the theme was vintage and sexy.  The centerpieces were provided by our company and the candles on the ledge were our design as well.

The main reception room/damask room

Whew that was my uber productive weekend. I already had a potential client contact me about my services!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Wedding Funny...

This great joke was taken from D. Marie over in The Hive...


Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her

excitement - not even her parent's nasty divorce.

Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear, and would be the

best-dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!

A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new, young

wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother!

Jennifer asked her father's new young wife to exchange it, but she

refused... ''Absolutely not! I look like a million bucks in this dress,

and I'm wearing it,'' she replied..

Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, ''Never mind sweetheart.

I'll get another dress. After all, it's your special day.''

A few days later, they went shopping, and did find another gorgeous dress

for her mother.

When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, ''Aren't you going

to return the other dress? You really don't have another occasion where

you could wear it."

Her mother just smiled and replied, ''Of course I do, dear.....I'm wearing

it to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.''

African American Brides/Ethnic Brides Giveaway

African American Brides is having a giveaway for folks that start a journal in their ladies' lounge!! If you start a journal, you'll have a chance to win their next giveaway. I have started mine and I am hoping to win something really cool and useful (like a luxury garter from etsy that I am not paying for lol!!) I cannot wait to see what the grand prize will be, but hopefully I'll win lol!!

Good luck to everyone that starts a journal!