Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Heading back to California...

Happy New Year (and belated Merry Christmas)!

I'm going to board a plane for California in the morning. I'll be doing a wedding at the Vacaville Opera House in Vacaville, CA this weekend and then will take a few much needed personal days at Capitola Beach (sure to be a chilly beach, but at least there's no snow to think about!). I'll be back on January 7th and will be resuming my consultation schedule on January 10th.

I'll leave you to welcome the New Year with a few shots of gorgeous seasonal arrangements done by none other than our very own Kathy. Aside from her obvious knack for creative florals, she's also a rockin' crafter. If you have any interest in paper crafts, visit her blog to see some amazing work and fabulous tutorials. A-MA-zing!

Have a great week!

Sunday, December 28, 2008


I thought about Becca all day as we prepped for her evening reception: We've had such a biting, bone-chilling cold lately and I couldn't imagine standing outside smiling for photos in that kind of weather. One of the first things we asked about when we arrived at the reception venue was how the morning at the temple went and if everyone survived the chill. I was glad to hear the cloud cover broke, the sun was shining, the snow was white (no dirty snow!), and despite the obvious cold, spirits were high and the atmosphere was joyous. Can't wait to see pictures...I'm sure her bright bouquet had amazing contrast against the fresh snow.
The reception was held at the Springville Museum of Art. Lots of happy yellow with splashes of bright red. Not your typical Christmas wedding! The flowers we used: mini calla lilies, roses, oncidium orchids, tulips, freesia, asiatic lilies, hypericum berries, waxflower, and assorted greenery.
Congrats Becca and Mitchell!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Allyse at Hidden Valley

Allyse had her reception at the Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy. There's something about aspidistra leaves wrapped inside a vase that takes an arrangement to the next level. SO pretty...Especially for end-of-fall...

Funny thing about this wedding? A few days before the event I accidently sliced my wrist/forearm, requiring a good handful of stitches. You should have heard me laugh when the doctor told me not to get my wound wet for 10 days! (Floristry is a very messy, very wet job!) In addition to diligently wrapping my arm with cling wrap and tape day after day, Jessica totally came to the rescue by assuming responsibility for the soggiest aspects of this event. She's the best!

Don't you love how these arrangements turned out? Not bad for one-handed floral design... Well, technically it was nine-handed floral design, but who's counting? :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Its been such a busy year that we haven't updated our website since 2007! Yeah. Imagine the work I have ahead of me. In an effort to begin the process, I've been going through all the photos since last September and realized I never posted photos from Maren's wedding in July! Duh! Photography by Anna Page, custom linens by Dwell Designs. So fresh and crisp...I miss the summer already!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Orange must be the new black...

Laura's shower centerpieces. Orange has been the most requested color from our clients in 2008. Interesting. Has the color pink finally been dethroned???

Monday, December 1, 2008

Seasonal fare...

UPS finally showed up with my new card reader today. Phew!

Although I'm sure everyone has already moved on to focusing on Christmas, I wanted to quickly post a few shots of some of the arrangements we did for Thanksgiving.

Because the question has already been asked -- yes, we will be accepting special orders during the holiday season, but on a very limited basis. Orders must be placed one week before delivery/pick up. On the menu this year? Centerpieces, pomanders, wreaths, and focal pieces. Architectural requests will also be considered.

Since I didn't get to say it on Thanksgiving, I'd just like to mention how grateful I am for my amazing team and our awesome clients. Thank you for making this such a great year for Whimsy!