Holland Wedding

The Holland Wedding took place at the groom's parents beautiful home next to Cedar Ridge Golf Course. The bride just had one simple request: to make it beautiful, which was pretty easy to do! We used a variety of different flowers in the shades of pink, green, cream, and lavender.

The entrance of their home is where the guests would first see the bride. The front door was decorated with tulle and bows and lovely flower arrangements placed on large white pedestals.

In these arrangements, we used lots of springerie, pink and green gladiolus, pink enchantment lilies, cream and pink roses, pink snapdragons, and jade roses.

After walking out of the house, the bride continued down the walkway to the tent where the couple would be married. We decorated the tent with two large arrangements on the outside and three on the inside.

The alter had one pedestal in the center with two candelabras and two more pedestals symmetrically on either side.

The tent arrangements were created with lots of different greenery pink and purple larkspur, green mini hydrangeas, pink enchantment lilies, pink spray roses, green calla lilies, pink, jade and cream roses.

The reception took place across the grounds in the pool house and on the patio. After the ceremony, David and I moved the large arrangements from the altar to decorate around the pool. The arrangements around the pool are not pictured because it was too dark outside to show up.

This arrangement was in the pool house on top of the kitchens cabinets.

Haney Wedding

The Haney Wedding took place at a church in Tanner, Al. The bride's flowers consisted of apricot and blush mini calla lilies, cream coral and pale orange roses.

A rose decoration for the unity candle

Bridesmaid bouquet of crystal blush mini calla lilies

The alter was decorated with ferns, tulle, and satin bows at pew markers.

The baptistery garland of springerie, roses and mini calla lilies

Baptistery garland up close

Bridesmaid's bouquets and corsages

The reception was just down the hall in the church's banquet room. We used peach and cream roses, orange alstroemeria lilies, and curly willow branches.

We put a decorative garland of springerie, cream roses, and orange alstroemeria lilies around the base of the punch fountain.

This beautiful vase of flowers marked the entrance of the reception line

Greenhill Wedding

The Greenhill wedding took place in the chapel of First Baptist. The bride's flowers were cream roses, very pale yellow stock, and light blue hydrangea.

Baby's breath halo for the flower girl

One of the bridesmaid's bouquets. They were created of light blue hydrangea, pale pink asters, yellow daisies, and purple monte casino.



The bride's toss bouquet that also sat next to the guest book

The entrance to the chapel were marked with grapevine wreaths that were decorated with a little ruskus and tulle bows.

The chapel was decorate with pew markers on alternating pews, and six alter arrangements

The reception took place right across the street at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. She had two types of centerpieces. Some were beta fish in bubble bowl and the others were replicas of her bridesmaid's bouquets in cylinder vases.

Tennessee State Show

The Tennessee State Florist Association always puts on a wonderful Christmas Show. By attending this show every year and networking with other florist from the South, we learn all kinds if new things. We stay on top of new trends, design techniques, floral products, and a multitude of other issues!

This tree, dangling with orchid leis, mark the entrance of the TSFA Presidential Awards Banquet. At the base of the tree, and along the hallway, these small arrangements and candles decorate the walkway to the entrance of the banquet.

In the design area, florists volunteer to put together some amazing centerpieces. These have a bamboo base with a "garland" of flowers, greenery, and grapevine scaling the bamboo.

These centerpieces are made of large hydrangeas, white carnations, white roses, green calla lilies, and curly willow branches.

This class, taught by Deborah de LaFlor, AIFD, was very interesting and informative. Here, she shows us a new style of bouquet that girls in her area (Florida) are carrying for prom, weddings, and flower girls

This is an interesting contemporary design using glittered cones, an oblong vase and a few fresh cut flowers and greenery.

This was one of my favorite wedding displays! This is actually 3 different vases that all stack on top of each other to give the appearance of one large vase. In each section of the vase, the designer created something a little different, but still looks great together!

This designer arched the calla lilies and banded them with silver wire. Because callas do not need a constant source of water to survive, this is a great look for special events.

Here is a boutonniere made of a mini calla that has been dressed up with a little armature wire.

Two new ideas for wrist corsages. The first is just made of a product called sisal and armature wire. The second has the same base as the first, but Deborah added of few flower petals and small blooms and caged them with bullion wire.

This is an interesting and artsy bridal bouquet. The bouquet is made of white callas and greenery, but the interesting part is that the bouquet has been designed in a holder of silver wire.

This set of pictures begins the TSFA Design Competition. All of the participants were given the same picture of an abstract painting a week ahead of time. Each contestant had to bring their own flowers and material to interpret that painting through flowers.

This is an arrangement of pink gladiolus, pink roses, and curly willow branches. This is the first picture in a set that shows how great pink and red flowers can look together in a wedding or other special event.

Here are a few Fall arrangements made with fresh, dried, and silk products.

This is an interesting design concept that taught us that the design about the vase should be just as important as the design inside the vase. This design was started by layering different products inside the vase. The designer then made and armature of steaks that he based the arrangement around. This was one of the most valuable things I learned at the show. I found the entire design very visually interesting and well balanced.