I'm a reactionary designer. I say that all the time and what I mean is that I react to our chosen materials and the space that each one of our arrangements and installations is made to inhabit. I plan. I write recipes. I figure out logistics ahead of time, and yet when it comes down to it, in spite of all of the months of careful preparation, there is always an X factor. It could be the weather, the chosen ingredients, the temperature, or even the wind. In short, everything we work with is alive and has a mind of its' own. It's our job to respect that and use it to our benefit on the day of an event.
We create most of what we deliver to an event in our studio. Once on site, we bring my vision to life, transforming each table, ensuring that each space is memorable and reflective of our client's individualism. I want our flowers to be a conversation piece amongst guests. I want them to please and inspire and compliment their surroundings and each curated element our couples have chosen to delight their guests. That being said, what we create in the studio is never simply set on a table and left to live. What we create in the studio is merely a jumping off point. Once in its' environment, elements are added, taken away, the shape is shifted, etc. We keep joojing until we are satisfied. :)
Here's a little bit of our process documented by Heaven McArthur during Courtney & Corey's wedding at Brasada Ranch a couple of weeks ago. The rest of the team was in downtown Bend, setting up and breaking down the church where the couple had their ceremony.