Saturday, August 16, 2008


Believe it or not, I forgot to take photos of the bridal bouquet, hahaha! (Or should it be huhuhu?) I have to wait for a copy of Jun Valbuena's photos for this. Anyway, here's a photo of bouquet at best. It doesn't show you much of its details, but it's actually a merry mix of two pink hyndrangeas (which were soooooo difficult to find during these time because of the typhoon), some pink Gerberas and Carnations to reflect the flowers of the entourage, a generous dose of Millions Stars (the small white flowers), Eucalyptus leaves and blue Delphiniums (on the side facing the bride). Interspersed between all of these are imported blue statice, the blueness of which simply takes the breath away (at least that's what it did to my chief florist). For the handle, I decided to use a darker hue of blue for the ribbon (as opposed to the motif which was aqua blue) for it to stand out. Striped ribbons are very Fall 2008 in the United States. They are very, very mod. The weaved ribbon was by Mokuba, a Japanese brand which is used by florists in the US. It has been featured in magazines like Martha Stewart, House & Garden and Vogue Project Books. It is said that their New York store has 45,000 kinds of ribbons and trims on display (see photo below). Whoah!

The rest of the entourage flowers had locally sourced satin ribbons. This is the hand-tied bouquet for the mothers. It's a simple mix of white Gerberas, imported blue statice, local Queen Anne's Lace and tree ferns. As always, the acrylic crystals are never to be absent from any bouquets by Vatel Manila.

The hand-tied bouquets for the rest of the entourage is variation of the bouquet for the mothers. This time, we used pink Gerberas and the ribbons used was chocolate brown, the couple's secondary color motif.

A wrister for the secondary sponsors. This has four pieces of pink Carnations with a aqua blue striped organza ribbon base.

The chest corsage for the principal sponsors were pink Cymbidium orchids with a base of Queen Anne's Lace and benito leaves.

I have had bad experiences with flowers for the flower girls in the past. Small kids - bewildered by all the happenings around them, tired and weary of their itchy gowns - end up dashing their topiaries, floral balls or baskets to the ground. For this event, I instead made use of the blue Agapanthus' long stem to make for a floral wand - just wrap a ribbon around it and presto! Something very easy for the kids to carry. :-)

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