I made this arrangement on Friday for one of the three weddings that Mel * has this weekend. I hope to be able to get good photos of them in place, too. It's in a tray, which I had set atop an overturned mache liner while I was arranging it. The colors are even more intense in person. It looks like a big bowl of sherbet and ice cream and makes me want to get a spoon!! *Mel Day, Dogwood Tree Floral Designs
This is one of Mel's bridemaid's bouquets; also good enough to eat!
Here is a table full of arrangements in trays. The ones on the top row are not finished yet, but Rhonda was hard at work on them.
Mel made this arrangement for The Governor's Mansion, as well as the one below. I love the color scheme here, too!
Aren't the colors beautiful? They are even more striking in person.
The rest of the photos show the flowers in buckets, before we started designing with them. I am always afraid I won't get time to photograph the finished products, and I wanted you to see the luscious flowers we had to work with! These roses are called "cherry brandy" and they are outstanding in color and form.
More cherry brandy roses. You can tell I like them!
Wonderful orange lilies and golden roses.
Pink lilies, hydrangeas, lisianthus and sahara roses.
Latin Lady roses.
A large pink dahlia, which almost looked like a water lily. It was so perfect!!
Buttery yellow garden roses. Now, imagine working all day in a room full of these beautiful flowers and inhaling their sweet aromas. Is it any wonder that I love my job?
Obviously not a flower. I had to sneak in another photo of "my" deer. He and his group were on the move this morning and I found them walking about 50 feet behind the deck. He posed there for at least 4 minutes without moving a muscle. I hope you will be able to enlarge the photo by clicking on it.