Since my decision to leave the corporate world and say goodbye to my ‘safe’ job… I have been on a steep learning curve into the world of floral design.
My first job was with an events company and to say it was tacky is an understatement. The weddings I helped set up and “tear down” certainly reminded me of scenes from “My big fat Greek wedding”
All credit to the owners though…the place was certainly popular with brides and I cant complain as it gave me an insight into what goes on behind the scenes of a big event like a wedding. I loved being in the creative environment and didnt mind the all day hard work and 2am ‘teardowns’ following the events. However it didnt take me long to realise It was not my style… mountains of tulle, bling brooches, and headtables that should have been left in the 80’s, remembered fondly only through reruns of the movie The Wedding Singer….
Of all my time at this place, there was only one wedding that stood out to me. Beautiul, intimate and romantic, it set me on my search for a more suited workplace. Here are the only images I managed to keep from that beautiful day….
Rose petals may have a tendency to look ‘cheap’ in my opinion. But here we kept them concentrated in one area to give the appearance of it overflowing with petals and rather than just scattering rose petals for the ceremony, we included full rose buds. This made the scene appear so much more expensive and lavish!