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Joie de Vivre brings freelance floral design to your Northshore, New Orleans and Baton Rouge events. We meet, discuss your vision and collaborate to make your floral idea a reality.

No storefront means no overhead for me and better prices for you. It also means that flowers are purchased for you and only you, allowing you to benefit from the freshest possible product. Attention and creativity is poured into making your event a memorable one, not just some pretty flowers in a vase.

While Joie de Vivre is my business and design is my passion, it all starts with the flower. Hope you enjoy my many ramblings.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Just one more...

The project:
A farm style garden wedding

The advantage:
A bride that likes everything

 The challenge:
a bride that likes everything

I knew this would prove to be a lovely wedding, but initially I didn’t realize how challenging it would be.  With dahlias being the bride’s signature flower, my curiosity regarded the color palate.  As we toured the Fall City dahlia garden, I quickly discovered that she liked all colors and flowers.  You name it; she loved it—from corally peach cactus dahlias to fiery red orange bi-colors to deep burgundy waterlily dahlias to giant sunflowers and everything in-between, this lady loved it all. With each row of gorgeous dahlias we walked, she continued to add another favorite (I like that and I like that and I like that).  My challenge: to harmonize the very wide variety she liked.

The solution—themes

Since she requested that each table be donned with two centerpieces, going with table themes allowed me to incorporate the many colors she liked without putting them so close that they would clash. To further create that farm style she was looking for, local apples, blackberries and grapes (from the bride’s yard) were gathered and creatively harmonized with similar dahlia colors.
The result—to quote a guest—a Garden of Eden experience.  I can’t think of a better complement.

1 comment:

  1. I love your work! If I were getting married here, you would be my flower girl..no doubt!! Instead, I'll have you in spirit on the beautiful island...