Designed by LRP
My daughter, Stephanie married in August. I offered to make the table centers and her bouquet. It was fun, exhilarating and satisfying. Stephanie and I talked about colours, flower choices, design. Since it was her second wedding she wanted simplicity yet elegance. Originally she choose fragile hydrangea but switched to hardier roses to make loading and unloading three times and transport, easier and more successful. Besides, they are lovely, classic.
I completed the prep earlier in the week so I would not feel rushed. First, I cut Oasis blocks to fit in each vase. Then I pushed moss between the glass and the oasis on all four sides to cover the less-than-attractive oasis.
The night before I was buying the flowers, I poured water in the vases so the oasis would be saturated to keep the cut roses as fresh as possible and I had all the tools ready that I would need.
I began by using a dowel to create a hole in the top, center of the oasis for the center flower. I used the dowel to create a hole for every rose so the freshly cut stems would not become blocked by bits of oasis, preventing water from reaching the flower head.
Then, I circled around the center flower, which I always made cream, then alternated the cream with delicate peach and pink roses. I made them evenly spaced and close together so if they opened a little they would look snug and abundant.
Stephanie’s bouquet and the arrangement for the head table were both made entirely of cream roses.
It was a most lovely wedding with loads of happiness, laughter and love shared with family and close friends.
Plants and flowers are important to me. My parents owned a flower shop, garden center, nursery and four greenhouses so flowers have been a large part of my life for six decades. My mother and Aunt Mazel created floral arrangements for weddings, funerals, hospital patients and for every conceivable reason. I caught the bug and have done my own arrangements for years. This was my second public venture and I enjoyed doing it for my daughter Carrie years ago and now for Stephanie.