Sunday, March 06, 2011

What I Did This Week

I used to manage a floral shop, but quit when I got married.  I loved my job.  It was absolutely the best.  But life does take us down different paths, and it was time for me to do something else.  I do still, though, make flowers for the occasional wedding.  You can see the pictures from my niece's wedding here, and I'm now going to show you the pretties I made on Friday.

Andrea Pearson (now Andrea Skinner) has been a good friend of mine for the last year, and when she started planning her wedding, I browbeat her into letting me volunteered to do her flowers.  Here's what we did:


Here is her beautiful bouquet of roses, daisies, ivy, babies' breath, and tree fern. 
You can also see the groom's flowers in the background.


Closeup of bouquet - with smooching lovebirds in background.


Here are the parents' flowers.  Oh, and the parents, too ...


Here is a group shot of the flowers together,
with their matching people.


Here is a close-up of the cake.  Man, a good photographer makes
all the difference in the world.


Here's a full shot of the cake.  Disclaimer: I did not make
the cake.  I just put the flowers on it.


Yep, it was a lot of fun.  But I'm glad I don't do weddings often - there's a lot of stress.  What if it doesn't turn out right?  What if ... oh, I don't know ... the bride is walking out of the temple and all the roses start to fall out of the bouquet?

Don't believe such a thing could happen? Well ...


This would be the picture taken right after two of the trailing roses fell out onto the pavement outside the temple.  Yeah.  I was standing right there and was able to make some repairs, and then later in the evening, made some more repairs ... there was a foam vs. rose stem thing happening, over which I had no control, but we all survived, and I do believe Andrea and Nolan will live happily ever after anyway.

My thanks to Glenn Pearson for letting me use his amazing pictures - seriously, if you need a photographer in the Utah Valley area, you should look Glenn up.  


15 comments:

Cluttered Brain said...

Beautiful flowers Tristi.
So are you doing flowers now?
Wow! You got talent girl!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Hi there,

I only do flowers on a limited basis for friends and family, once in a great while. I'm glad you liked 'em!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Gorgeous flowers! I particularly like the arrangement on the cake - so elegant and romantic!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous! Andrea looks so happy, and my girls looking over my shoulder say she looks like a princess.

The cake is especially stunning. Wowza!

Rachelle said...

You are a woman of many talents! You did a beautiful job. :)

kbrebes said...

Pretty flowers!

Stephanie Black said...

Absolutely gorgeous! (both the flowers and the bride!) You're so talented, Tristi.

Shari said...

Those are beautiful! So much talent in one person. How DO you do it?

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Tristi, you Renaissance woman, you do a bit of everything, don't you? I can't want to see what else you've got up your sleeve, or in your sock, or behind your ear, or wherever it is that you hide all these talenty-things!

CL Beck, author said...

Ooo, Tristi, those flowers are beautiful! Nice color combos.

SicileyS said...

The flowers look amazing. What a talented woman!

Heather B. Moore said...

Beautiful flowers!

Maren said...

Hi, Tristan! Happy to have found your blog!:) My friend Amy Day directed me over here...and I love it. I love the flowers, too:) Looking forward to reading your posts, I seriously snorted when I read your blog title/description. Thanks for the giggle:)

Stater said...

I've never seen anyone put flowers on a wedding cake before... that's really pretty.

I like to do floral arranging... something my mother passed down to me. :)

Stater said...

I've never seen anyone put flowers on a wedding cake before... that's really pretty.

I like to do floral arranging... something my mother passed down to me. :)

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