Wednesday, October 22, 2008

weekend project

I got an e-mail from a friend of mine last week asking me if I could make a bouquet for a wedding taking place at her home this coming weekend. Luckily for me, the bride wanted silks. Thor and I will be gone three days before the wedding so fresh would have been a problem!

We went shopping Saturday afternoon and that night I went to work. I was surprised that the bouquet used all the stems we purchased, but it did! She requested all white flowers with a bit of green. There are two dozen roses, 16 large 8 buds, 5 stems of cascading blooms, and another five bunches of ivy.

I used the red and gold bud leaves as accent colour and to bring in a bit of the fall colours she plans, and also the deep green large leaves to poke out in the bouquet and also as a way of 'plating' the base and supporting the ivy bunches.

She wanted burgundy and metallic gold ribbon, and again, lucky for me I had a spool that was approved! She wanted a small "shoe lace" bow and braided stems, so I did that for her, although I forgot to get a shot of the braided stem.

They also requested a matching boutonniere so I used the same combination of flowers and greenery and there you go.

My friend liked them very much, I am hoping the bride does as well.

Check out Food Chronicles, I understand Robyn got a last minute call to prepare and decorate the cake. I can't wait to see what she does!

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The Pea said...

What a great friend you are! Those are so beautiful, you are a woman of so many talents. Thanks for sharing, with that cake they will have a great day.

Robyn said...

Love the bouquet!

S'mee said...

Pea, you're too kind! With all your mad skills I can't wait to see what you can pull off when you're as old as I am!

Thanks Robyn. : ) I can't wait to see your cake. (just wish I could have a slice!)

Boy Mom said...

Aww, cute cupcakes and wow, great bouquet. What a great friend.

S'mee said...

Thanks BoyMom! You should whip up some cup cakes and let the guys go at it. I bet they could come up with some pretty cool monsters!