Thursday, March 09, 2006

When in Doubt ~ Post Photos

This arrangement is sitting atop a vase carved out of a solid block of ice, and it is a copy of a Waterford crystal vase. The ice vase was 40" tall, and with the flowers, the arrangement was almost 8 feet tall.

It was the main buffet arrangement for an outdoor wedding reception I did in November a few years ago.

I took the photo soon after it was removed from refrigeration, so it appears frosted. I was told that after it had been out in the air for a while, the frosting left and it was crystal clear.
If you want to see more ice carvings by the guy who made this one, go to:
http://iceoccasionsofnc.com/weddings. This arrangement can be seen from another angle; it is the one in the lower right-hand corner.
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15 comments:

barbie2be said...

that ice carving is spectacular!

barbie2be said...

doh! i forgot to say michele sent me tonight. :)

Malinda777 said...

Of all your photos tonight, the ice crystal vase is my favorite. Amazing how they can do that.

Here from Michele

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This is FANTASTIC Judy....the arrangement couldn't be more beautiful and that Vase is in a word: AMAZING!!! I LOVE this Flower Arrangement...If I could I would have Fresh Flowers, arranged by youy in my house every three days!! Isn't that a lovely thought! It makes me so happy to think about that!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, I just saw the other two arrangements!!! The thing that I particularly lik about your arrangements is the use of the many BEAUTIFUL Colors..I can't get over how BIG some of these are!
Post more!!!

Angie said...

Wow! I love all the photos.

(I can't believe I have missed so many posts! Where are my days slipping away to?)

srp said...

This is huge and gorgeous. Only sad that the vase had to melt. But what color! You are truly talented. I've tried to arrange a few flowers and they usually come out looking like clumps.

moon said...

I totally agree with all, your work is beautiful...and like u said, some of those are huge!!..thank you so much for sharing those photos with us all.

Carolyn said...

What an awesome display, Judy!

Jay said...

It looks like a lot of time went into that piece. I wonder if they wear mittens when they do it.

poopie said...

Pretty amazing! I'll have one of those at my wedding reception :)

Linda said...

These are beautiful...all the arrangements are! Michele sent me tonight!

Duke_of_Earle said...

But how the dickens did they hollow out the "vase?" Or was it simply a straight "hole" cut down the center? Gorgeous, regardless!

John

Maria said...

I have never seen an ice carving like this one. Truly beautiful and a fantastic arrangement of flowers. They set it off perfectly.
Kudoos!

MommaK said...

Wow!! That is amazing!!