How did you spend your Friday night? I would bet you didn’t spend it participating in an extreme flower arranging competition! Well, it may not have been extreme but it was a part of my Friday night plans. I enjoyed the evening with my assistant at a cocktail party hosted by Laurel from Bloom Floral and Event Design. Laurel is amazingly talented and throws a great party to boot!
Sharing tasty food and some great drinks was a wonderful way for the vendors and associates she works with to get to know each other. One of the evening’s activities was a 30 minute arranging and design challenge. We each picked a number randomly, which coordinated with a vase. Laurel had tall vases, short vases, skinny and fat vases and some even had an extra obstacle …dun dun dun… a ribbon. (And not always the best ribbon to match the flowers we had!)
Tom, my lead assistant got a squat vase with a rainbow ribbon and not to call him out or anything, but he tried switching with someone (clearly a violation of the rules). It’s alright though, we didn’t let him and even though he hated his vase, I think he did a good job!
I contemplated not posting my creation … and decided to just go for it. But before you ask, no, I didn’t win! I am not gifted in the floral arrangement category. I can come up with a beautiful mix of flowers and colors to use but arrange them? Not a chance! This is why I leave the arranging to professionals like Laurel.
Hope you enjoyed our Tailored Arrangements and don’t worry, we decided to put down the pruning sheers and stick to the styling!