Sunday, September 30, 2012

Beautiful Bountiful Abundance


                                                        Beautiful Bountiful Abundance!

This post is all about FLOWER POWER!  I love flowers....and recently did the wedding flowers for my wonderful friend Judy's daughter.   When presented with the opportunity for such a fantastic creative outlet I immediately call on all natural resources (my supply of vases, our garden, family gardens and, of course, friend's gardens) for all my textures, fillers and additional flowers.  In this instance I utilized Town and Country Market on Bainbridge Island as well as their sister store Central Market in Poulsbo, Wa. for the foundation flowers.




After all my garden raiding, my fabulous sister suggested that we check out the Dahlia farm just down the road from her place.  


Pretty laid back place....


and so beautiful.....





I was so thrilled with the place and really felt I now had everything I needed, but still sooooo much left to do!  It was 7:30 am on Saturday morning and the flowers needed to be out the door by 2:30!  To the rescue comes my, amazingly talented, friend Emily Russell!  HALLELUJAH!  She was at our house by 9:00 and made all the boutonnieres, corsages and the bridesmaid's bouquets.....Did I say THANK GOD!



Emily left a little after 11:00 and, in those two hours, completely saved my sanity!  Now all I had left to do was finish up the table bouquets, bridal bouquet and the center piece bouquet.  





One of the most stressful parts of this is often times the delivery, luckily this was a pick up.  They arrived a bit early and waited while I added the finishing touches.  Out the door went 8 table bouquets,  3 bridal bouquets, 9 boutonnieres, 2 wrist corsages and 1 very large center piece bouquet for the banquet table.  I sent off extra flowers to go on the cake and thankfully Emily, again, came to the rescue and adorned the wedding cake.  All this for approximately $225.00 in flowers.   This is an example of utilizing the ABUNDANCE that flourishes around all of us!