With the excitement of the new month of July brought an exciting wedding that I so happily was apart of! Jayla Jordan, one of the co-owners of Blushington Blooms was getting married and I got to be apart of the design process of the flowers, the delivery, set-up, and strike! Such fun!
The wedding was set for Saturday at 5:00pm so the flowers were delivered to the shop on Tuesday and we spent the day processing everything! Buckets and buckets of flowers!
I would say that most florists think that processing flowers is the most boring part but I completely disagree! And sure, maybe it is because I have not been in the industry that long, but currently I love handling the flowers and getting them in buckets to hydrate before the design process begins.
Wednesday, Emma Chappell, a hired lead designer for the wedding, joined us to start putting together arrangements. I was set in charge of designing the boutonnieres, corsages, flower crowns and helping anywhere else that was needed. While Emma got to tackle the center pieces and Brandi (other co-owner) handled the bridesmaid bouquets.
I was scared to death to be in charge of the personals because they were for MY bosses wedding. That is quite a lot of pressure for just an intern. But despite being a bit nervous, I loved every second.
For the boutonnieres she wanted ranunculus and hellebores as the mass flowers combined with some other little textures.
I think that mine turned out really cute!
We finished all the personals and centerpieces and were set until Saturday!
Saturday morning I was in charge of loading the U-Haul and taking all the flowers out to the wedding venue, The White Sparrow Barn, in Quinlan and begin setting-up with two other designers that would meet me there!
I'll be honest, it was definitely pretty scary driving the big U-Haul an hour and a half filled with flowers that you desperately hoped wouldn't fall over! I did have to pull over at one point and tie down a big urn arrangement to make sure it would not tip. Thankfully, I did make it out there with all the flowers in tack.
Once there, two designers, Emma and Haley began setting-up the 14foot colloums that were to be covered with flowers! I got to help design them a little bit but just observing I learned a lot about how large alter pieces are put together.
I REALLY enjoyed being apart of this wedding! Strike was at 10:30pm and I drove the big U-Haul back that night.
I really love this industry. xx.