Orchids & Branches, Oh My!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ok, so I know that I missed my post yesterday - my schedule got the better of me and I just couldn't make it happen. And, I kind of assumed that most people were out having a fun day yesterday instead of sitting around reading my blog.

In case you were curious, I was spending my Saturday coordinating a great wedding for a wonderful couple! After a reception where everyone danced 'til midnight, they headed off to an after party at a nearby club. I grabbed my car from valet and headed on home...I was exhausted!

However, I didn't leave empty handed - I got to a take home a fabulous arrangement of orchids and branches! One of the fun things about being at a reception until the very end is that any arrangements that are left behind will just be tossed or taken by catering staff. I make sure the guests know they can take the flowers, but with guests who have flown in or who are going out afterward (like last night) it can be hard to send all of the flowers off with guests.

So I got to head home with this little number:

My grainy picture doesn't really do it justice (I took the pic with my phone), but it features dark red orchids and yellow orchids with reddish centers. This was one of two arrangements at the ceremony and I hated to see it get left behind!

With our cat, we only have one place we can keep flowers out of the reach of her paws. This arrangement was at maximum height capacity - I had to trim the branches to make it fit!

After a long, hot day, it's nice to have some beautiful flowers to look at when I go home. And, umm, we're getting quite the collection of vases...I think we're prepared for any flower arranging emergencies that might come our way!


Charlene @ Sweetchic said...

Pretty! Who was the florist?

Laura said...

Charlene, they are from Miller's... :)

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