Clark and Michelle’s wedding at Le Rivage was such a great example of the “bridal” look. It was very classic and romantic. It was a good sized wedding, so to show to all of our readers an idea of the time that it takes to create a wedding like this, we took lots of in-the-works photos. Keep in mind that we had three other large weddings the following weekend that were being prepped for, while we were designing for Clark and Michelle’s big day.
The best way to keep everything smooth during the process is to organize! We like to designate certain areas of the flower shop to certain events. Going through tons of Oasis, we had some nice sized cardboard boxes to be labeled and help keep things in order. Not only does this keep us from getting all confused, but it is kind of fun to see the areas start to come together and go from a piece of foam and tape, to a lush, fresh floral arrangement!
The week starts off with gathering all of the needed glassware and votives. We wash and pack everything by hand, then we create the containers by cutting the needed Oasis and taping it secure. Buckets are filled and set out for the fresh flowers, we get to bed early and then it’s up bright and early to buy flowers in San Francisco! All of the flowers we use are hand chosen by us each week. Most things are grown in California, but the more sought after or delicate flowers like Orchids or white Hydrangeas are shipped in from places like Thailand or Colombia!
Enjoy the photos and little blurbs, we hope that this helps you all understand what goes into each event.