Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A New Year's Eve Eve Wedding


This is what kept my boss (Mel Day of Dogwood Tree Floral) and all his crew busy last weekend; a large wedding at Duke Chapel and reception at the Washington-Duke Inn.

Each centerpiece was made on a framework of plywood and dowels, all covered with fresh sheet moss. Each one had 8 sprays of phaelenopsis orchids, with green hydrangea, corkscrew willow and salal (lemon leaf). They were approximately 7-8 feet tall, and we did 19 of them, plus 2 smaller arrangements. It was a lot of hard work (although fun) and we are glad it is over!
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21 comments:

Shephard said...

Wow.
A New Year's Wedding. That would be kinda fun, esp. if you themed it maybe. :) Looks like it turned out beautifully.
~S

Star said...

My middle daughter had a New Years Eve wedding. THe ceremony was a 1pm and we were still dancing early into the next morning. I always tell her she got her monies worth out of that dress.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is WOW! 7-8 feet tall! Incredble.

vicki said...

Stunning! Reminds me of the table flowers at that black tie thing I went to in Chicago a couple months ago- tall like that, only these had sprays of very long stem dark red roses and maple leaves hanging down. Very dramatic. I like these that you did better- love the white phal and green hydrangea. Nice work, Judy!

Anonymous said...

These deserve at least three exclamation marks, Judy!!!

srp said...

These are gorgeous, that must have been some wedding! Do you ever get to see the actual event?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

WOW! These look nagnificent! I cannot get over how tall they are!
Beautiful work, my dear Judy!

Jay said...

Wow, those are quite a statement in a room.

Raggedy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
The flowers are beautiful!
Happy New Year!!!!!!
I have missed you!!!!!
Extra hugs from me to you!!!!!
can you tell I read your resolution???????

Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy ~~ This whole chapel looks really wonderful. You have done a great job, with some help. Congratulations on your talent and creativity. Take care,
Love, Merle.

Seamus said...

Looks beautiful!

Seems to me getting married on a holiday would be a lot of work!

Anonymous said...

Those centerpieces are beautiful! I love how tall they are because I am a big fan of height! It adds so much drama.

gel said...

Happy New Year, Judy!I always enjoy seeing your photos of the centerpieces you or you and your coworkers create.

"GEM" and I were married near New Year's Eve. I posted a humorous tale about that but no flowers.
May 2007 be terrific for you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Wow, those centre pieces are striking and beautiful. Looks like your hard work was worth it.

Anonymous said...

Those are unbelievable! I now have a complex about the flowers I just purchased for my wife for our 20th anniversary today. Thanks.

Our time is up. (I finally responded to your comment from yesterday.)

colleen said...

Elegant. Weddings are so inspiring!

By the way, I photographed the red Buddha for you but it looked ugly so I described it in a comment after yours. Don't tell J but it's kind of garish. The body is gold and the robes are wine red of painted laquer I think.

Claire said...

Wow these are impressive!

Anonymous said...

So very beautiful!

Anonymous said...

that room was really beautiful. if i am ever stupid enough to get married again, i want you to do my decor. :)

utenzi said...

That's certainly pretty, Judy. I've never been in the Washington-Duke Inn but I've been to the Duke Chapel many times.

Loren said...

Is that an exclamation point at the end of this entry ?!, kenju?!