Saturday, November 21, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Sunday, August 24, 2008
The wonderful bride and I :)
Sunday, July 27, 2008
This arrangement is what we do for the spa now...instead of the white callas and it is a headache to deal with. Phaleonopsis orchids are one of the prettiest flowers but they are also so so very fragile and don't last very long when they are cut unless they are taken very good care of and even than it doesn't take long for them to die. I also had to change the water daily with this one and make sure to cut the stems eachday. Because of the flimsyness of the stems it is a very intricate process to get them to look like an arrangement and it was definitely a challenge everyday.
And this one was my biggest feat of the week. It has to be one of the hardest arrangements I have ever done although it may not look that way. To make it look that way it does the stems have to be intertwined with one another to keep them from falling out or down too far into the vase. Like the lilie arrangement it didn't look great the first time I tried and it still isn't perfect but I have definitely made progress. :)
Overall it was a great week. I enjoyed the responsibility I was given and I think that I was able to learn alot.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
This is one of my favorites! Sometimes the creative juices really get going and you end up with something that you really love and this is one of those pieces. There really isn't enything special about is but I just like it :)
Overall none of the designing was anything spectacular but it felt great to be trusted enough to be allowed to design for customers. They always say that trial and error is the best way to learn and that definitely rings true with floral design. Although it can be very intimidating you just have to step out on a limb and give it a shot....and you are often surprised by what you can do. I know I was and I sure had fun with the creative freedom I was given! At the end of the week I am still just the intern but I definitely feel like I am slowly but surely making progress...and thats what counts. :)
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is at the Spa in the Bellagio. They calls these the "Niches" and there are 10 of them as you walk down the beautiful dimly lit hall. Everything in the Spa is kept simple to make sure it doesn't take away from the guests relaxing visit.
The two picutres above are in the Wedding Chapel at the Bellagio. They have two small chapels where people can be married and these are the flowers that are done regularly for them. These, along with some larger designs I don't have picutres of are always there in the chapels. The bride can then chose her flowers and they will be placed in the chapel in addition to these flowers.
Now these are my favorite. This was what I did during my day in functions. These were the center pieces for the cocktail tables at a slot tournament held at the Bellagio last week. My friend Rose designed them and then I assisted in making 60 of them!!! It took us all day but between about 6 of us we got them done. My job was making the sweet palm trees make out of bamboo, zanadoo leaves and Italian rusckus! Aren't they so cute!? :)
And lastly on Friday I got to help with a huge wedding that we did for the Mirage. It was a shocker to see the amount of money that went into this wedding. For many this won't be relevant but to those who know and understand...they had 30 orchid lays!!!! and that was just a simple detail in the wedding...EXPENSIVE! It was so much fun to be a part of it. This is one of the bridesmaids bouquets that I got to make. It was quite the experience. :)