What a whirlwind of a summer it has been. So you know my friends Steff & Ken who I wrote about getting married…they finally did at the beginning of the month! As I had written before, my gift to the couple was coordination and design of their wedding. We put my skills to the test and the bride and groom were very happy with the outcome, so I passed with flying colors!
Because we had started our planning process early and I kept checking in with the couple, the coordination and execution of design was seamless. There were a few details to wrap up closer to the day of the wedding but that was to be expected. Of course it’s better to show you with photos, so here you go!
BUDGET TIP: I did a little research and I found out that Sam’s Club (as well as other wholesale clubs) sell flowers wholesale. I was able to get all of the flowers for reception décor (56 mini arrangements, escort card table, bar and gift table arrangements), personals (both men and women) and the church for under $1,000. I was very impressed by the quality and freshness of the flowers from Sam’s Club. We conditioned the flowers on Wednesday and did all of the arranging of table arrangements, personals and church flowers on Thursday. For those arrangements that were too large for the fridge, we turned Sandy’s air conditioning on high and put the flowers underneath the flow of air.
BUDGET TIP: Think out side of the box for floral containers. Steff and Ken wanted some sort of black glass containers holding the mini arrangements for the dinner tables. Getting small black glass vessels from a floral wholesaler was still out of their budget. I found black glass votive holders on Amazon.com, 72 of them for under $50. Problem solved!
The morning of the wedding I had my hair and makeup done first. Sandy came to get me at the salon; we ran back to her house to pick up the larger bouquets and dashed over to the hotel. My wonderful friend Eric Hildebrand was my date for that weekend and was there to help me with the execution of décor in the ballroom.