Tuesday, September 4, 2007

September 2nd: Shonna & Justin

Where do I start??? I had so much fun with this event & loved working with Shonna! She was truly the type of bride every florist dreams of! In our meetings we did more brainstorming than anything, making lists of things she liked/disliked, the overall look/feel she was trying to acheive, compiling pictures of arrangments that she liked certain elements of but didn't want to duplicate. At the end she said, "I trust you, just do whatever." That was music to my ears! Finally, a chance to be truly creative & have fun! Don't get me wrong, I love my job & have fun with every event, but to have free reign to actually "create" something is awesome!

We finally agreed that the look/feel we were trying to acheive was a fun, flirty, almost Moulin-Rouge-ish style. Her color scheme was black, white, & deep red. From that I created her bouquet using Black Magic Roses, Red Mini Callas, Chocolate Cosmos, Cymbidium Orchids, crystals, & black feathers. It was gorgeous!!! If I were to get married again, I just might carry this bouquet! I loved it!

For the bridesmaids, we used the same flower selection but used white flowers instead of red. We still used the crystals & feathers & wrapped the stems in black ribbon.

Her altar arrangment was huge! It was composed of over 30 stems of long-stemmed, open-cut calla lillies & surrounded by a wreath of Black Magic Roses & carnations. It literally weighed upwards of 50 pounds & was a beast to deliver!

Shonna's ceremony & reception were at Hotel Phillips.


Anonymous said...

Michelle--You did an awesome job and if you ever need a reference, please contact me. The flowers were worth every penny we spent on them. When I walked into the ceremony room and saw that arrangement, I was speechless. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Jana Atchison
Mother of the bride

Shana said...


Justin & Shonna said...

You know how excited I was...I think I made it very obvious. ;) You were the best money I spent and I am so thankful that I found you. Thank you for sticking with me and for giving me the most amazing flowers EVER! You are a truly talented woman and I will be here for a reference should you ever need me. I hope that you will find another bride who will give you "free reign" because you proved with me that you will come through with flying colors! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!