Ashley And Aaron's Vineyard Photoshoot
JANET BARRETT (Mom) San Francisco, CA
My daughter Ashley's wedding consisted of a pre-wedding photoshoot at a vineyard in Plymouth, CA (Sacramento area) and a wedding at the San Francisco City Hall building the following day. I planned to make a bridal bouquet for each seperate event and was incredibly nervous (to say the least), but after watching several YouTube videos, I knew that it wasn't too difficult to do. We wanted the focal flowers to be coral peonies and were delighted to find that we could order them (from FiftyFlowers) even in the middle of summer when they are impossible to find. On Monday, I went to a local flower mart and bought the filler flowers which consisted of white freesia, white wax flower, coral hypericum
berries, cream and pink roses, green hydrangea, Queen Anne's lace (for a memory from my childhood), purple lisianthus (opened and closed blooms with greens), and green leaves. Tuesday, the peonies were delivered and I made the two bouquets. I made them huge and stuffed with gorgeous flowers of different textures, sizes and colors (coral, pink, white and cream, purple and greens). I refrigerated them (after removing the fruits and vegetables) overnight. The photoshoot was 3 hours on Wednesday, and I used the second identical bouquet for the actual ceremony in San Francisco on Thursday. The peonies only lasted for 3 days total before completely opening up and falling apart, but it was 100% worth it. They were amazingly gorgeous and added so much to the wedding and pictures. They were even more beautiful than I had hoped for. A big "thank you" to FiftyFlowers for providing such outstanding flowers and having such great customer service. Thanks for making my daughter's wedding so special...
Flowers by JANET BARRETT