Last week I did flowers for the introduction of a new housing development about 25 miles north of here. The public relations company hired to do their marketing wanted to introduce it to the local real estate
brokers and sales people, with a luncheon. The mantel arrangement had to be silk, as it was to be used all weekend for open house. It incorporated pumpkins and faux berries. The table centerpieces and buffet arrangements were fresh flowers; featuring sunflowers, green calla lilies, cattails, solidago, and hydrangea, with corkscrew willow. They requested that I use flowers grown in NC, and stay within their color scheme of avocado green and goldenrod. The overlay linens were burlap, in shades of khaki and avocado, placed over goldenrod underlays.
The lower picture was taken from their company brochure; the lake, with the clubhouse, pavillion and boat house. The main dining area was in the outdoor pavillion, which was being buffeted by winds off the lake at about 25 knots that morning. I had no problem with the centerpieces, since they were in heavy glass squares, but the mantel arrangement blew off three times before I left the site, in spite of the fact that I had placed a plastic bag with 2 lbs. of sand at the back of it. We had to add rocks to that, and hope that the winds died down before the luncheon. I have not heard what happened after that. Maybe it's better not to know.....LOL!