The Land of Weddings: January

January in the land of weddings means wedding shows, expos, and open houses every weekend. As a wedding and event vendor, I get the opportunity to meet excited brides, proud mothers, and caring bridesmaids. I love hearing the incredible stories of “the proposal” and seeing all the creativity that emerges as a bride plans her special day.

On the first weekend of January I participated in the Brides Club Wedding Expo at the Tacoma Dome. I once again worked with American Party Place to decorate their booth with flowers. Our colors for the show were an iridescent crushed orange sunset linen, cardinal red, and black. I used green, white, and orange flowers accented with a variety of ribbons from May Arts. This hand-tied bouquet (above) is made up of white gerbera daisies, green spider mums, white mini calla lilies, green tea roses, and variegated lily grass.

The trio of glass cylinders (left) was on the buffet table. Each cylinder contains a bunch of one single type of flower: white tulips, orange roses, and bells of Ireland. The cylinder on the right is filled with blood oranges (I purchase most of the fruit I use in arrangements from Harbor Greens) and topped with an arrangement of green cymbidium orchids, green tea and orange roses, green spider mums, curly willow, seeded eucalyptus, and maidenhair fern.

The bouquet above consists of all green flowers: green spider mums, green tea roses, and bells of Ireland. I added silver and green bullion wire around the bouquet and with the black skeleton leaves that frame the bouquet. It is tied with reversible black and white polka dot ribbon.

A classic yet fun bouquet of orange roses, 2 types of orange spray roses and seeded eucalyptus is tied with green striped ribbon above.

The cake (above left) is topped with green cymbidium and green dendrobium orchids while the altar decor (above right) consists of 2 columns topped by arrangements of curly willow and green dendrobium orchids arching towards each other.

The aisle is swagged with iridescent crushed orange sunset linens and accented with a single green cymbidium orchid, beargrass, and reversible black and white polka dot ribbon.
Mindy with whiteweddings” on etsy.com made an invitation to compliment our color scheme.
Thanks Mindy!

This past weekend I also visited the Seattle Wedding Show which was filled with great ideas and wonderful vendors. I was able to take photos in photo booths, have a flip book created from 7 seconds of film footage, and visit with some of the incredible people I get to work with on a regular basis!

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