Saturday, May 27, 2006

Rehearsal Dinner Flowers


One down and one to go. These are examples from the rehearsal dinner yesterday and I deliver the wedding flowers this afternoon.

The bride had requested that I do the flowers in wooden buckets, but I couldn't find any, so I used metal, and painted them copper to match my tall copper buffet centerpiece. I think it used to be an old milk can, but it has lost its top (which is great for me). There were eight tables and two buffet arrangements. You should see this place. It is on the top of a hill in the county southwest of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The people who live on the property have owned it for thirty years, and their landscaping and gardening reflects a love for nature and plants. They volunteered to host the rehearsal dinner and wedding for the bride's mother. The lighting under the tent is tricky; I had to lighten it up quite a bit so you could see the flowers and that makes the grass (what there is of it) look almost yellow. Well, I don't know what happened to the second photo. It was here when I started writing and then it disappeared. I will add it next.
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10 comments:

Theo said...

lovely. what an artist's touch you have.

Michele sent me.

Common Sense Beauty said...

You really do photography (and floral arranging) very beautifully. I love the flowers.
Here from Michele.

vanx said...

I noticed, and liked, the patchy yellow grass immediately. It makes a nice background for the flowers, actually. Good work. Have a good weekend.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These arrangements are BEAUTIFUL! I love an arrangement that has lots of different flowers in it and other things that are so artfully placed it looks like it all grew that way, and you know it didn't! That's quote an Art, Judy.

srp said...

What lovely flowers and what a nice place for a wedding. I would almost expect flowers in her hair and barefoot attendants.

Terri said...

Hello, Michele sent me!

Be careful when you make "alterations!" (But then, I could just be watching too much "Bridezilla!") ;)

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Great job on the flowers. And no rain today!

Merle said...

Hi Judy ~~ What beautiful arrangements ~
you have a real talent and the venue sounds great as well.
Thanks for your comment, I love Kiev too
and a mountain of vegies ~ there were 10
in this meal. After gardening, I gave them some pot roast and more veg.
Take care, Merle.

poopie said...

I'm still lookin' for a husband ;) I'll let you know when to start on the arrangements!

Grins said...

Whoa I did a doubletake when I read Chapel Hill/Carrboro. I grew up in Chapel Hill!