March 28, 2008

Wedding Flowers with Gillian Marie Events

Wedding

One of the greatest things about being in the wedding industry is seeing all of the beautiful, special pieces people put into their big day. Each wedding is different and each has its own pretty parts and pieces that make it just perfect for the couple.

The wedding day flowers are some of the most spectacular aspects of the wedding day. So many different colors, textures, designs, scents, feels, etc. They cover almost every sense (hey, did you know pansies were edible?). The choice of flowers can change the feel of an entire room, the feel of an entire wedding even!

And there are so many considerations too… What does the dress look like? What does the room look like? What season is it? What are your wedding colors? Do you have any allergies? What style are you going for? Where will the flowers be?

My very first job was in a flower shop and I carry a very close fondness for all things flowers. I’ve gone through many “favorite flowers” too. They used to be daffodils, then pansies, then stargazer lilies, and now gardenias. Oh how I love gardenias! If there’s anything in the world that smells more heavenly than gardenias, I haven’t found it.

And talking flowers, I want to introduce you to a truly amazing florist I met last month, Gillian Sawyer. She’s the owner of Gillian Marie Event Design and she creates absolute masterpieces. She’s based out of East Bay and I believe she travels all over the Bay area. I got together with her for a photoshoot this week and I wanted to share some of the images from the day.

So here is just a small sampling of Gillian’s awesome work…

Roses and mini cymbidium orchid bouquet

And totally cute matching boutonniere

Gardenia, rose, dendrobium orchid, hydrangea, and tulip bouquet with jewels (and it smelled lovely!)

Rose bouquet with jewels

And the intricate ribbon detailing along the stems

Rose, calla lily, and freesia bouquet

And brightly matching boutonniere

Stunning, huh?

As if this weren’t enough, she’s totally sweet as can be and it’s obvious she loves what she does. Seriously, check her out. Like right now!

Gillian with her beautiful tulip and cala lily bouquet

Thanks, Gillian, I can’t wait to work with you again!

And here is a neat wedding flower resource that might be helpful to you future brides:
Bliss Wedding Floral Generator

Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.
~ Luther Burbank

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