Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wedding Flowers

I haven't completed the chair makeover yet because it has taken me until now to decide on what fabric I like.  I finally decided on one and this is it:

Dwell Studio Fabric

I've ordered it so it should be in soon and hopefully I'll finish the chairs this weekend :)

In the meantime I've been up to a lot of other projects.  The biggest of which was doing the flowers for a wedding in San Antonio.  Somehow I have a knack with flowers.  This was discovered when my best friend, Natalia, got married a couple of years ago.  The night before her wedding in San Diego, she appeared at our hotel room with hundreds of flowers and announced that we needed to make the bouquets for the wedding the next day.  I just kind of took charge and they turned out really really well.

Since that wedding, I have taken a floral class to learn how to make corsages and boutonnieres.

This wedding was a pretty good size wedding with about 250 people.  I made 30 centerpieces, 6 bridesmaid bouquets, 1 bridal bouquet, 11 boutonnieres, 6 wrist corsages, 2 pin corsages, and 1 altar arrangement.  Everything turned out wonderfully.  Everything looked exactly like the pictures she had sent me of bouquets she liked.  I can't wait to see the pictures from the photographer :)

One typical Adrianne story for you....

When I picked the flowers up from the florist and brought them home, I began filling buckets of water to sort them and put them into.  As I filled the first bucket of water and was placing it on the floor of my garage, I thought to myself "I had better be careful with my phone with all of this water around..."

As soon as that thought crossed my mind, my iPhone fell out of the chest pocket of my scrubs right into the bucket of water!!  I reached in to get it really fast and I immediately backed it up on my computer because I knew I might only have a few minutes to possibly do something like that.

Once the backup was complete, it started acting funny.  I put it in rice - like everyone says to do - but the phone was vibrating, and ringing, and flashing, and making all sorts of noises and it would NOT turn off no matter what I did.  So I went to bed and crossed my fingers.  Well, thank the LORD, the rice worked.  Somehow, it's been normal ever since.

But there it is...a typical day in the life.  This kind of B.S. happens quite often to me, and I am NOT deserving of it.  And usually it has some pretty significant financial repercussions.  Fortunately, the iPhone lives another day!

Here are some photographs of the flower arrangements...

If you or anyone you know would like flowers for an event in the central Texas area, let me know!  I can  do what a florist can do for about a third of what they would charge.

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