This final wedding prep week has really shown me how much I have learned throughout this Internship. I finally understand the process, rhythm and energy of how Blushington progresses through a wedding week.
This past week I feel like I was able to work quicker and more efficiently then I have in the past because I understand the goal of what we are working towards. On Wednesday I started processing right when I arrived. Filled up water buckets and started with the most fragile flowers to get them cut and into water first. Typically, those flowers are stock, hydrangea, queen annes lace, and ranunculus. If these flowers are kept hydrated they wilt quickly. So I processed these first and put them into the cooler.
After I process those flowers I move on to processing the roses, spray roses and any other flowers that are left. Roses take the longest to process because of having to individually pick up each one and strip the thorns and leaves off.
Below I have a sideshow of all the flowers that were processed for the two weddings we had this past weekend.
After I finished processing I began prepping the center pieces that were going to be arranged the next day. For this I soaked foam and cut and fit them into wooden box center pieces pictured below.
This concluded Wednesday of processing and prepping! Thursday we always start the design process. Brandi and Jayla worked on the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets while I focused on arranging the center pieces. It is really so amazing that Blushington has not only taught me how to make arrangements but have also allowed me to actually arrange ones that will be delivered for weddings.
These wooden boxes have been the biggest center pieces I have gotten to arrange and I cannot express how much I enjoyed it! Below is a time lapse of me creating one of the wooden box center piece! :)
Here is the finished product!
This took me six hours to complete nine different boxes! And so, it concluded what I did on Thursday.
Friday is the day before the wedding delivery and it is when we complete all personal flowers. I helped with a lot of random things that needed to be done. Aisle markers, getting the wreath frame ready, boutonnieres, corsages, etc. We went ahead and packed as much as we could into boxes so that Saturday when we loaded it would be quick and easy.
And with that, it concludes my final wedding prep week! I love this industry.