October 21, 2008

Here's What I Did This Weekend!

(I started this on Monday. I'm finally getting around to it. UGH!)
I am blessed to be able to work with my mom, who is an amazing florist. She does several wedding a year. She is so very creative and gifted. She says that I have more talent than she is, she's just had more experience. I am starting to take the positive things people say about me and believe them. (I have a hard time doing that!) I love it when she lets me do the Bridal bouquet. 

ANyway, we had a really large wedding this last weekend. 17 table centerpieces, bridal bqt,bridesmais bqt, many boutineres, coursages, you name it, we had it. The fun & laborious thing we got to work with this time was fall leaves! The bride wanted fall leaves incorporated into the flowers. We had never worked with them before and we weren't sure how they would last. Oh, and we had to CUT every good leaf off of the branches to get what we needed for the aisle.  It was a busy friday and sat (the wedding was in Livermore and we were coming from Folsom!)

Here are some of the pictures I want to share with you!


Right before we're done. Mom gets a little stressed out :) (sorry mom. I had to!)
All packed up and ready for the 2 hr car drive!
The Beautiful bride (I wish I could turn the pic up right, but I can't so just turn your head ;)
The cake table - pre cupcakes!

The cupcakes
The finished product! (made by my favorite cupcake baker)
1 of the 17 centerpieces
the table all set for a wonderful celebration!
the aisle (she wanted fall leaves down the aisle and she got em. we added rose petals, too. it was gorgeous!)
The end (at least for us!)

Here's the plug for the cupcake artist. I had some for my birthday and some of you asked about her. I'm sorry I didn't respond. But, hey, I am now! Her name is SUE FAINA. She bakes out of her home in Clayton CA. Her website is www.suefainacakes.com. Her website doesn't do her justice. She does cakes for all events, too. I wish I coulda had a cupcake. they smelled so good!!!

7 comments:

3 Men and a Lady said...

Hillary,
If only we had known how talented you were in High School we could have saved a lot of money on our Junoir Prom and Senoir Ball corsages and boutiners. What a fabulous wedding. If I ever get married again I know who to call.

Tristan said...

Beautiful!! I love the Fall colors! And finally you reveal the cupcake maker! THANK YOU!!

Paige said...

Gorgeous. And I've gotten Sue Faina cakes and they may be the best i've ever had! I hate the drive to Clayton though...

Shannon Bousfield said...

Everything looks SO beautiful! I didn't know you did flowers like your mom. It's not fair for there to be so much talent in one family!

devri said...

You are one amazing lady!!!

Hey tell me where I can find the car driving one... I want to pee my pants again.

Sue said...

Thanks so much for the plug! You're too sweet!! You and your mom did an absolutely beautiful job~everything looked gorgeous!!!!! I am sure that Jacey was thrilled!!!

Take care and hope to see you soon!!

P.S. Your pictures are great too!!

Sue said...

P.P.S. I also have an album of cake photos on my personal facebook page and a "facebook fan site" sue faina cakes

(I also have a new website almost ready to launch! It will be the same web address, just an updated site)