Monday, March 28, 2011

A Winner and Some Flowers

First things first. The winner for my first giveaway is:
Lucky #7:

Congratulations Darcy! I will be emailing you shortly.
A very heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you lovely ladies for entering and to all my followers for following.
The second part is just a quick little post for you. I am doing the flowers for a friend’s wedding in May. You can see my centerpieces ideas here. I took a flower arranging class at The Connection Wholesale Florist & The Flower Market in Fort Worth, Texas last weekend to help me prepare. My hands were a little busy so I wasn’t able to take pictures and I don’t think it would be very helpful to do a tutorial without them so I will just share the results.
Here is the hand tied bouquet featuring green roses, wax flower for filler and a “collar” of bear grass and lemon leaf.
I learned how to add the tied and buttoned look which is actually super easy. You just twist and wrap it back and forth and then use corsage pins stuck in the stems.

I had the chance to make a boutonniere as well. (I can never spell that word right without spell check). The dark base leaf is called lemon leaf or salal and the pink accents again are wax flower which actually comes in several colors.


And a corsage.
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And finally an arrangement. Sadly it got thrown across my car when somebody decided they didn’t care if I was in that lane, they were going to join me. So it is a little kerflumpled.


Did you know that Design Master Floral Spray Paint exists? I didn’t. It come in all the colors of the rainbow and really opens up possibilities. The instructor demonstrated with one of my roses which is how I got the blue one.
The class was really great. It was good to get some hands on experience with instruction and gave me just the refresher I need to be confident going into this wedding. If anyone in the Dallas / Fort Worth area is looking for a floral design class they can learn more about this one here.

Bonus! I just found out that Cassie from Primitive & Proper highlighted Mrs. T. from her Piece of Work Wednesday link party last week. Check out the 62 other great projects linked up here.  

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  1. Very pretty!
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  2. hiya i am visiting from make the world cuter and i am following too ,what gorgeous flower arrangements , tfs,hope to see you at mine sometime and i am off for a wander around your blog now tfs

  3. what beautiful arrangements!!! i just love the color combos.
    a couple years back i had the privilege of doing all the flowers for my brother's wedding--gah! what a big job! but it was sooo much fun :) i love working with fresh flowers.