Finally, this is my first post on my self-hosted blog, aka. my new “home.” 🙂 I am still figuring things out along the way, so “my home” is not quite organized, yet. For the time being, this will do because I am dying to share this post with you.
This past week was extremely hectic. A gig doing flower arrangement for a rehearsal dinner happened to coincide with the time I decided to transfer my blog to a self-hosted one. Don’t ask why? It just happened. Nevertheless, I was quite happy to get back to do flower again. Some of you might already know that I used to have another blog, doingso.com, which is now no longer visible to public. Going forward, I will post all flower design & food on this blog only. I will gradually transfer some of my favourite flower posts from doingso.com to this blog as well.
Anyway, I got a brief from one mother of the groom that she wanted these arrangements to be “manly” with green + brown theme, and she liked the idea of using succulents. She specifically asked me NOT to use peonies, roses and hydrangea. How fun!!! I love the challenge!!! (By the way, the mother of the groom couldn’t be sweeter; she once saw my arrangements from another party, and trusted me completely.) My creative juices were flowing freely, and these were what I came up with. I added green cymbidium orchids because I wanted the arrangements to be elegant. I also used leucodendron and scabiosa pod along with aeonium, blue spruce stonecrop, zebra plant, houseleek, sedum, and echeveria to make them looked earthy. Most succulents & all orchids needed to be wired; it was a lot of work for one person, but it was so worth it once I saw people’s reactions. Also, aeonium in each vase surprisingly can continue to grow if someone plants it in the soil later. How fascinating!!!
I sure hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy arranging them. 🙂
The following arrangements were done for final approval.
These are all the arrangements for the actual event. As per succulents, I had to switch back and forth between blue spruce stonecrop, zebra plant, houseleek, sedum, and echeveria depending on the size of aeonium for each vase.
Just in time for Fiesta Friday #19 hosted by Sue@birgerbird and Prudy@butter, basil and breadcrumbs, this week, I am bringing flowers to the party instead of food. Let me put all the centrepieces around and let’s Par-tey on. By the way, my fickle friend, Angie@The Novice Gardener, you can’t just sit back, it would not be a fun party without you 🙂
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