Two weekends ago I participated in the York Wedding Expo hosted by the Greater York Chamber of Commerce. It was very inspiring to play with flowers in the middle of winter and meet some lovely brides and grooms who are in the midst of planning their celebrations.
I ended up using alot of fruit accents….wired strawberries in a lush all red arrangement, barely ripened blackberries with sunflowers and dramatic deep plum calla lilys, bright orange kumquats filling a tall vase that was finished with a sunburst spray of yellow oncidium orchids, yellow tulips and orange and yellow star of bethlehams and still green kumquats on the branch with olive tree like foliage to accent yellow calla lilys and white daffodils. I also played with creating a looped and wired variegated aspidistra leaves that were the base of a more modern arrangement of white oriental lilies, green hydrangea and green spider mums. A smaller version used variegated flax leaves. I finally got to play with pink and silver and made a lovely bouquet of pink hyacinth and sweet peas accented with jasmine vine surrounded by a cuff of silver dusty miller. And I couldn’t resist creating a monochromatic bouquet in an elegant pink using calla lilies, ranunculus , tulips and jasmine vine accents. Everyone who passed by had their favorites and I have to confess that even though I loved them all the sunflower centerpiece and the calla and daffodil bouquet were my favorites.
First four photos courtesy of Geneve Hoffman.