Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pretty Corporate Silk Arrangements...

Hello again!  I thought it would be nice to share these beautiful spring/summer mixed arrangements I created for a fab law firm in Summit, NJ.   My client pre-purchased these crystal vases for the reception area and conference room, so it made it easier for me to get right to the flowers. We discussed doing weekly fresh flowers, but agreed upon seasonal SILK flower arrangements instead. That's right, they're silk!!  I had these displayed in the the store for a couple of days before delivering them and my store customers couldn't believe that these weren't fresh flowers. 
Love the vibrant colors... and I was able to use of one my all time favorite flowers, the "poppy" which is also the flower in my Bloomflora logo...
Viburnum is another fav for it's beautiful chartreuse green color. 
This was the smaller arrangement and I added purple hydrangea for overall jewel tones.. My client was very pleased and I really did enjoy putting these together.  Not so much different than a fresh arrangement... lol.. Well maybe a bit.  Cutting the wires of the silk stems IS a bit insane.. but worth the end result.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Behind the scenes of our first Flora workshop...

Our first floral workshop "Spring flowers for the table" was a hit.  The students enjoyed the class very much and they did very well I might add.  This was my first time teaching so I thought I would be a bit nervous, but it came easily for me. It felt natural and I truly enjoyed myself so much!  It was a nice feeling to present something I'm passionate about to a group of  woman who were so attentive and excited to learn. Definitely doing a lot more workshops... 

We offered  some wine, sparkling water, fruit, cheeses and crackers.. and of course, Diana's freshly baked and incredibly delicious chocolate tarts. 
I started the class by talking about how to condition flowers.  Simple, but very important stuff if you want a long lasting arrangement.
 We talked about preparing containers with floral foam and a brief demo on how I prepare my glass vases for an arrangement.  Since it's much easier to create an arrangement with floral foam, I decided to go with that option for this class.. 
The ladies learned how to properly green their containers in preparation for their floral design masterpieces.. 
 This is my favorite picture, because they just finished greening and they look a little!
They've selected their flowers...
 and the their big design moment has finally arrived...! 
The ladies did such a great job.
 Thanks again for joining Bloomflora for our workshop.  It was great fun!