Monday, August 1, 2011

Ravishing Red Wedding Flowers

Yesterday I had the pleasure of helping my friend Carissa put together some wedding flowers for a friend of hers. Carissa asked me to make six pomanders so that she could concentrate on doing the bride's and bridesmaids' bouquets. The pomanders were made of ravishing red carnations.
They were so easy, but the result was stunning! We hung them from Carissa's mom's chandelier to wait for their ride to the ceremony site. I couldn't stop looking at them! I wanted to take one home with me, carry it like a purse and then sleep with it (weird much?).
Carissa is an excellent florist. This is the second wedding that I've gotten to help her with, and I did her wedding flowers, so I think the feelings of talent are mutual. Anyway, here's a bridesmaid's bouquet that she made for yesterday.

And the bride's bouquet. I know I don't generally apologize for bad pictures, but I'm going to apologize for these. They don't do justice to Carissa's work. And I didn't know the couple getting married, so of course I didn't go to the wedding where all the flowers could be seen in their full glory. But I heard the bride was thrilled. Good. That's always what a florist wants to hear.
There were some red roses and carnations leftover (always best to order too many than too few), so I got to take some home and make my own arrangement.
One of my greatest pleasures in life is working with flowers, and having them around. I truly believe that they are a manifestation of God's love, glory, creativity, and beauty.

Isn't there something just spectacular about a rose?

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4 comments:

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Beautiful. I love the classic look of red on red and adore the rose and carnation combo. So amazing.

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Very beautiful! Makes me wish I knew the least bit about flowers :)

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

Very pretty. Love the red. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog.. if you haven‘t already. Hope to see you there. {I'm a new follower.} :)

Ginger

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful!! I never tire of flowers and love to arrange them and bring them into my home! These are gorgeous! Well done!!