So along with the recycled car part centerpieces, we suggested an 8ft tall checkered flag behind the podium. We headed to Home Depot and used our basic construction knowledge, ie hammer, nails, wood.
After we built the frame, which many will say is one of the greatest architectural creations of the modern era, Kristine climbed to the top and met a friendly giant. Then, we proceeded adding flowers in a checkered pattern while shaping it to look like it's waving. We did this for the next 10 hours. Yes, 10.
Not only was the size a bit of a challenge, but the real challenges were 2 things: 1. how to transport this massive structure and 2. hydrangeas are like fruit flies - they die in a day. It was good that we overbought because half of the hydrangeas that you see in the above picture died by the next day. Miraculously, everything came together in time and it was all worth it!
I love creating out-of-the-box arrangements! There are few events where we can get enough creative freedom to try new materials and ideas. We really don't get a chance to do that for weddings, which is understandable. Brides usually have a pretty clear idea of what they want, especially through the boom of Pinterest. So we were so excited when we got a call from the Coalition for Clean Air! Their theme was Formula One since Jay Leno was being awarded that night and it was held at the Peterson Auto Museum. They loved the idea of working with an eco-friendly florist and our funky style.
Using the Formula One theme and to assure environmentally-friendly arrangements, we suggested using recycled car parts as the vases. They loved the idea - great for us!
So off to the junkyard, aka car cemetery, we went! We managed to document our adventure.
The Flower Chef
How Did She Do That