We’ve been pretty busy around here. Home deliveries. Weddings. Passover. Easter. More weddings. Filmings (more on that later).
One of the best parts of the spring is not only the warmth and extended sunshine, but the gorgeous flowers. Like a good person, one should never openly admit to favorites (children, students, dogs…), but deep down we all have them. Flowers are no different. With the spring comes our favorite flowers. Lilacs and hyacinths: They are just. so. fragrant. Tulips: They are just. so. Dutch.
And ranunculus? Do not get us started. We swoon daily over these amazing flowers.
We have 8 weddings in April, and another 7 in May. We already have weddings for the year 2013 under our belts, so you can rest assured that we are already in wedding season mode.
We’ve also had some filming take place in the shop! It was a cool experience. It isn’t every day that someone asks you to help out for a film project! We felt like rock stars. Hopefully we look as cool as we felt.
Dana & John wanted to create a vintage, Old Hollywood style wedding with an edge. Black calla lilies, dried baby’s breath and dogwood branches set the stage and aided in creating this dark and mysteriously glamorous ambience.
We recently got a new shop vehicle and this marked our first time using it for a wedding. Very exciting stuff!
Dana & John exchanged their wedding vows by a bamboo forest, over a little babbling brook. We lined the aisle with rose petals. The original spot at which the couple was to say their “I Dos” had to be moved last minute, upon the discovery of a large bees’ nest! John made discovered the nest and was cool, calm, and collected and led the charge for the new location set-up. It’s so great when we see brides and grooms that relax and go with the flow, no matter what trouble arises!
Dana provided the various bottles in which we used for clustered centerpieces. With the help of her friends, she was able to collect over 30 bottles which once held wine, liquor, and beer. Some of them came with little letters written on them with love from their friends. How neat that was!
Half of the tables were decorated using the bottles as candlestick holders. We had to hold the candle bottoms to a flame to make it malliable and fit into the various bottleneck sizes. The end result produced a neat look!
The Old Mill found itself a special place in our hearts. Not only is it a beautiful outdoorsy setting, there is even a designated s’more area!
It would be remiss to not share with you the incredible glass cake made by the mother-of-the-bride. It was truly a work of art.
Congrats to you Dana & John! Thanks for having us take part in creating your special day!
Things around the shop have been pretty busy. You definitely have been keeping us on our toes! ….thanks for that! Time seems to be accelerating, that’s for sure. The height of wedding season creeps closer with the end of each day. We are ready. Super duper ready.
It is so hard to believe that we are just about one week into March! Daylight Saving Time is this weekend. Light! Let there be some. Hallelujah! This also means that springier flowers & colors are pouring into the shop. Working with these flowers is good for the soul. Even though the winter weather wasn’t particularly harsh (thankfully), it is still exciting to spring forward & see the next season of flowers that have so long neglected us.
We received a fantastic order for a special little lady named Annabel. Constructing feminine arrangements is so enjoyable, especially for recipients like Miss Annabel. At 4 days old, she may be the youngest person to receive one of our creations. Lucky girl! I am sure that she has a full future of flower-receiving ahead of her! It took a great feat of strength to not consume these delectable roses.
There has been a great trend in our flower orders lately: varied. Not one arrangement has been repeated. Requests have poured in for earth tone palettes, bright palettes, subdued palettes, feminine palettes, soft & romantic… & the list goes on. It has been so much fun. You make our job immense amounts of fun. ….thanks for that!
Valentine’s Day was spectacular this year. We had the perfect balance of pre-orders and walk-ins. It was great to prepare the orders, so that the gents could come in, pick up their orders, and be on their way. It was equally fun to go through our lush display of flowers with the customers, as they shopped “by eye.”
All-in-all, the day was hiccup-free, which is darn near miraculous. We sold just the right amount of flowers. We didn’t sell out of flowers during the day, and had just enough so that there was no need to go to our wholesaler to replenish the display after a looong couple of days. Thank. Goodness. Sleep was had.
Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, we are already upon our second wedding of 2013. Before we know it, we will be in the throes of wedding season! It brings such joy to look at the shop calendar to see all of the red dots that represent all of the excited brides and grooms and their fast-approaching wedding days.
February is now coming to a close and the days are getting longer. Hallelujah! Spring is just around the corner. I can feel it in my toes. ….Perhaps it’s the lingering winter chill in the air, but, nevertheless spring weather will be here soon! I just know it.
wintertide sights from within and outside of the shop