Valerie and Jack Married!

Valerie and Jack got married on a very hot summers day at the Laurel Point Inn. Valerie's bouquet was a jewel toned delight of roses,freesia,gardenia,greens and berries.
Her dress had beautiful detailing.
I made these huge altars pieces of colourful roses,lily,delphinium, and various greens. They were so heavy, I could hardly lift them! Thank goodness my "Muscles" was helping me (aka my son)!!
The flower girl tossed jewel toned rose petals from a simple basket.
I also made this beautiful fresh flower hair clip for her out of deconstructed freesia petals, hydrangea florets and greens embellished with chartreuse fine wires and a little crystal.
Aaah, the boys made an entrance with those sunglasses! They had boutonnieres of rose,freesia and greens. Each corresponded with a bridesmaid bouquet.
Here come the girls in their stunning jewel toned dresses with complimentary bouquets of roses and freesia.

Close up detail.

The flowers in the thick of the action. I really did love that fresh flower hair clip!
It was a cocktail reception so I did a mix of high and low centerpieces.
One of the tall centerpieces through the window. Dark purple delphinium with a chartreuse hydrangea cuff.
I really love how this cake turned out. I love adding flowers to cakes. I even add flowers to our birthday cakes at home!
There is the happy couple! I would like to thank Jen Steele Photography for sharing some of her images of this special day. I would also like to thank Valerie and Jack for allowing me to be a part of their wedding celebrations and wish them a lifetime of love, joy and happiness!

Watermelon Cocktail

Coral & Melon

Today, my daughter pointed out watermelon in the grocery store. "Look Mom!" she said excitedly. Watermelons mean summer is on it's way.It means barbecues, picnics, beaches, camping,weddings, and feet dangling in a cold wading pool while reading a good book with one of my World Famous Cocktails .
I believe everything you do, should be "World Famous"; that is why I take such care, and put so much love into all of my floral designs.
I love this watermelon inspired board. I feel so refreshed just looking at it.Don't you?
I know you are just wondering what goes into this World Famous Cocktail. It's pretty yummy on a hot day if I do say so myself!

Here is the recipe:

1 large seedless watermelon, rind removed, fruit cut into 1-inch cubes
4 teaspoons superfine sugar or to taste
8 ounces silver tequila, vodka or gin
12 fresh mint leaves
2.5 ounces Cointreau or orange brandy
6 cups ice

Make watermelon ice cubes by putting some pieces of cubed watermelon on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze for one hour, covered.
Take the rest of the watermelon plus the sugar and puree in a blender until smooth. Strain into a bowl. Put the tequila and mint in a pitcher and muddle. Then stir in Cointreau and watermelon puree. Pour the mixture into a cocktail shaker with ice and mix for each cocktail. Put watermelon ice cubes in a glass and pour the cocktail in. Garnish with mint sprigs and enjoy!

Aaahhh bring on summer!!