Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Packer Game and Floral Cheesehead!

I generally get to one Packer game a year. So, for that one game, I go all out and salute the Packers to the best of my floral ability by designing and modeling my one-of-a-kind floral cheesehead. This is Version 3.0, each season I re-interpret my design slightly. It's big, it's a little bit heavy, yes, it's all fresh flowers, and yes, it's totally worth it! It takes me about an hour and a half to make. I wind up getting a ton of requests to try it on and take a picture of it. I'm certain there are random photos of it floating the internet!

To date, however, I have yet to get on TV with it! That is the ultimate goal of this endeavor, after all. If anybody has the connections to make that happen, have your people call my people. Eeerrr, just e-mail me. Eerrr, just comment.

The top view, displaying what I am certain may be one of the only floral tributes to our own #12, Mr. Aaron Rodgers!

My husband, myself and the floral cheesehead taking in the game!

Seated directly behind us was a row of Vikings Fans that were actually very good sports! Good enough in fact to pose for this photo. Needless to say, they exited very promptly after the game! Floral cheesehead meets feather boas and leopard print.

KICK OFF! Sorry you all couldn't be there! It was a beyond exciting, awesome, fantastic game!

And this seemed like a good idea at our post-game victory celebration! I promised him fame and fortune when he made our blog. Umm, the check's in the mail.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Triple Wedding

So it's not often that we devote an entire blog entry to just the bouquets for one wedding, but then again, it's not often that we do one wedding that involves 19 bouquets!

3 Brides, 1 Maid of Honor, 9 Bridesmaids, 3 Flower Girls and 3 Toss Bouquets!

First off, our Bridesmaids who wore navy blue chiffon...

Dahlias in orange and red-yellow tones accented with locally-grown gomphrena, bear grass loops and collared with fatsia foliage. The bouquets were also collared with rose hips (which you can't see in the picture!) They were a last-minute addition and a beautiful contrast in texture.

Our maid of honor, Grace. The maid of honor for all three brides-hence, the maid of honor, cubed!

Grace got to choose her very own special bouquet-dahlias in accordance with the other bridesmaids but made that much more special with the addition of beautiful yellow cymbidium orchids and loops of oncidium orchids! We loved this one! Simple, but yet oh-so dramatic!

And the first of our brides...Claire!

Claire loved gerbera daisies, yellow roses and the soft, fuzzy textures of celosia, centaurea and safflower (say that three times fast!) The combination was accented with red freesia, crocosmia, brunnia and hypericum.

Next up, Katie!

Katie has beautiful red hair, and she completely let us decide what her bouquet would be! I would love to say that I chose these beautiful glowing Circus roses to compliment the warmth of her hair color, but that was just a happy coincidence! I really picked them cuz I love them, and hoped she would too! (She did!)

And last, but certainly not least, our planner extraordinaire-Helen!

Helen loved all the little detailed stuff with unique shapes-the ranunculus, fern curls, parrot tulips, and dahlias. Pay special attention to the ranunculus with the green centers-they are mutant! And gorgeous!

And last but not least, a beautiful picture of each bride paired with her corresponding flower girl!

Below is a report from WLUK Fox 11 showing the beautiful brides (with their beautiful bouquets) on their wedding day!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Kunkel Triple Wedding! Part One

For those of you who haven't heard (you must be living under a rock :) we have a very big deal wedding going on here in Northeast Wisconsin-specifically on the St. Norbert College Campus in De Pere, Wisconsin. The St. Norbert College President, Mr. Thomas Kunkel and his wife Deb have four lovely daughters.

Three of which are getting married in one ceremony this Saturday!
The fourth sister (bless her) is acting as maid of honor for all three!

So this is the first of several blogs outlining the planning, prep and flowers of this once-in-a-lifetime event!

You may wonder how in the world 3 sisters plan to share one wedding day...fortunately, one of the sisters has been dreaming of her wedding day since she was a little girl and she happens to have wonderful taste. The other two decided to hop on board! All three sisters got engaged within 16 days of each other and after a bit of discussing, they decided to join forces and create a wedding trifecta! To hear more about how this came to be from the mom and dad of the bride(s), check out their interview on Good Day Wisconsin! To hear more from the bride(s) and groom(s), check out their interview on CBS' The Early Show!

So hear are some of the floral-related stats going into this fantastic event...

3 Brides, 3 Grooms, One Maid of Honor (cubed!), 9 Bridesmaids, 3 Flower Girls, 9 Groomsmen, 7 Ushers, and 4 Sets of Parents

300 dahlias, 150 parrot tulips, 130 oncidium orchids, 100 roses, 50 rose hips, 10 bunches of bear grass, 5 bunches of seeded euc, 30 hydrangea, 10 sprays of cymbidium orchids, 70 hypericum berry, 60 red hot poker, 120 gomphrena, 80 crocosmia, 100 ranunculus (some of them are mutant!), 60 fern curls, 60 fatsia, 30 helenium, and many more.

And one super excited floral shop staff! (And shop kitty of course!)

No disrespect meant to the flowers I can't remember right now. I'm trying to do a mental inventory of what's chilling in the cooler right now and I'm sure I'm missing a few.

So I know you now want a sneak peek of the colors and flowers we're using (unless you knew all of the names I just listed!) See below for our spot on Good Day Wisconsin. And you know the rules-no laughing at me!

Stay tuned for more posts! Pics of in-progress items to come tomorrow!
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