Flower Love

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So it’s Tuesday and I’m not feeling particularly sparkly. Blame it on the Supermoon, but I have not slept through the night in days and it’s starting to wear on me.

My body felt a bit too delicate in my Second Series practice this morning and I have a busy day ahead.

In my dream world I would enjoy spending this day creating grand and exhilaratingly wild floral designs like those of Constance Spry. I would definitely be wearing a silk turban and pearls. I would lounge about in the afternoon sipping on iced lindenflower tisane and nibbling pink and green macaroons (non-vegan, full of sugar and wheat, if you please!).

But no, off to teach a class I go, followed by an hour of getting needles stuck in me where I will inevitably be given another few weeks’ worth of vile herbs to drink, and then an afternoon of washing, windexing and wrapping ribbons around vases at my unglamorous job at the floral warehouse.

Oh well, paying dues. For now, sit back for a few moments with me, turn on this tune (my theme song of the past week) and let me know which one of these glorious arrangements we should display in the parlor ;)

Love,

Frances

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3 thoughts on “Flower Love

    • Hi Samantha.
      Doing the floral arrangements for my wedding was a huge project. Luckily I had the help of 3 amazing people, all of whom had much experience working with flowers, both in gardens and in the floral industry. We bought our flowers wholesale from a distributer in Richmond and had them delivered to our venue. Luckily, the woman who owns the venue, Jan of Belle Haven, has a personal account with that wholesaler. We started processing flowers on Friday, arranged all afternoon and much of Saturday. When I got to the venue Saturday night after our rehearsal dinner in town, I saw so many unused flowers (we bought soooo many flowers it was outrageous) that I ended up arranging for another few hours. I didn’t get in bed til about 1:30 or 2am…and I didn’t sleep much once I did. Luckily, when I woke up a little before 6am, I had the time for a few sun salutations, a loooong headstand and a very long and very freezing cold shower to try to perk up my tired body and face before my hair stylist arrived. So, all that is to say, unless you have floral experience, or are doing something very simple, like glass bottles down a table or just bud vases, flowers are not the easiest or least stressful DIY out there.
      I wouldn’t recommend it to most brides, but nevertheless, I am so glad I had that experience because it is what inspired me to follow my dream of becoming a floral designer.
      Thanks for reading and commenting. I’m touched you liked our pics. By the way, if you are getting married near Cville, consider reaching out to Jan at Belle Haven as she has started doing flowers for events around town and she is so gifted.
      Best of luck with your planning!
      F

      • Many thanks for your response! I think it’s best i don’t touch flowers as DIY at least for all the major items. I might be able to deal with the stress of putting single stems in a vase ;-)!

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