First of all, I’d love to start this post with a long overdue Hello!! This year has been a whirlwind of new adventures! With many more exciting projects in the works for the upcoming year! With an open heart, I’m really longing to embrace 2017, that is why I decided to start early with a blog. I hope through a commitment to blogging I can show my clients my passion for decor, flowers, fabrics, linen, lighting…all of the elements that make an event or wedding just perfect for you. So without further Adieu let’s get into this post I’d love to share with you.
Of course when you are a wedding/event decorator sometimes it seems like you are the last on your to-do list for seasonal or holiday decor. Well, not this year!!! I wanted to fill my dining room with a fresh holiday look. I love to use elements in non-traditional ways and just be alternative in my decor. When you are decorating for yourself this is the perfect opportunity.
As we live in this beautiful paradise on Vancouver Island that is so green year round I wanted to embrace this in my decor.
I started the inspiration with some beautiful local blooms from Victoria, some white amaryllis, hydrangea, roses, and artichoke. Now…how to use these all in one arrangement while keeping the arrangement looking fresh as long as possible. In starting to construct this arrangement I built a container with oasis that included a vase in the center to house the amaryllis. The thick amaryllis stems don’t do well in oasis and I needed to create the mechanics to house a variety of Blooms, the small vase in the center is the best way to combine these blooms with different requirements, chicken wire then was used to hold the Oasis around the vase together and was also a great element to anchor the unique branches as I then was able to zap strap the branches to the chicken wire.
After the amaryllis blooms were placed in the center of the arrangement in the vase the rest of the arrangement followed the lines around the branches. I love how it turned out!! I could see these grand arrangements on either side of a wedding altar in Victoria either in a stunning church ceremony like St. Ann’s Academy beautifully located on 835 Humboldt, or alternatively an outside location such as Sea Cider Winery forest ceremony site located in Saanich.
Happy Holidays!! Stay warm and cherish the moments with your loved ones!!
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