Fuchsia and Sunbeam Santa Barbara Wedding

Hi everyone, its Violet (yes, Violet who you talk to about weddings here all the time). Some of you may know I used to plan weddings here in my beautiful hometown, Santa Barbara. I 'retired' when my husband and I got married, but for my BEST friend ever, Dani, and her husband Taka, exceptions were made. Dani & Taka wanted a fun, bright color palette with fuchsia and beautiful "Sunbeam" yellow dominating. Since we chose wonderful locations for their intimate wedding, (Santa Barbara Courthouse and Andersens' Danish bakery as a little nod to Danis' Danish heritage) we wanted the flowers to really POP! Since we had a Sunday wedding, timing in the end-of-July heat *was* a factor. We had everything delivered on Thursday for a Sunday wedding, and everything was great, even with no refrigeration for ANYTHING.

I'm sure I'll be blogging this whole wedding in detail with Miss Marina later, but for now here is my quickie "review". We were able to make 10 (yes, you read that right, TEN!!) very good-sized bridesmaids' bouquets, 1 awesome larger modern cascade bridal bouquet, a toss bouquet, Mothers' bouquet, 6 buttonholes for the gentlemen, 20 or so centerpieces in small vintage juice glasses (more on those later), 1 large arrangement for the reception, 1 medium arrangement for the reception, cake decor, 50 flowers for each place setting, mantle decor, and you know what? I still had extra flowers to give as thank-you gifts to the excellent staff at the reception.

Dani and Taka LOVED their flowers and send a HUGE thank you to all the team here, Lauren, Liza, Kim, Celi, Dani, Casey, Marina, Jenna, Cristina, Bertha, Vanessa....you know who you are. It was a REAL pleasure, personally, for me to be able to work with our products on my best friends' wedding and have everyone say how beautiful they were! THANK YOU FIFTY FLOWERS!

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