Monday, November 1, 2010


Today's blog is to give the viewer a brief glimpse into the behind-the scenes creation of a small event/wedding.  This wedding was held on the Windward side of the island at a location called "Secret Island."  

Design table with containers for table arrangements.  These are filled with Oasis foam and are the foundation for the arrangements.

Beautiful orange Cosima roses from Ecuador which are being processed for use.

Completed bridal bouquets and arch piece, packed and ready to go into the car.  The bride wanted blue dendrobium orchids which are really purple Thai dendrobiums dyed blue.  The problem is that these will bleed if they are wet.  I had to make sure they were thoroughly dry so that they would not stain anyone's clothing.

After a wet trip over the Koolaus, we are now at the pier and have to take a boat to "Secret Island."  Bamboo arch pieces and arch flowers  are loaded onto the boat.

      Our "Titanic" is heading out to the island.  The trip takes four minutes.

                                          Mainland in back of us.  

Construction of bamboo arch on the beach begins.  "Chinaman's Hat Island" in the background.

Floral helper (Amanda) is waiting for arch construction to be completed.  Dense foliage in background is where we emerged from the dock.

                Arch piece and tools waiting on the table under the tent.

                                Poles are up and the wind is blowing!

Sorry we have no pictures of the three of us mounting the flowers but the arch is finally completed.  Note the dark clouds forming.  I take a few photos and we head back to the pier.

Rain!!!  We hid in the thicket but still got wet and the bride and her party had just arrived and were also getting wet.  You could not see the mainland because of the rain.

                     The rest of the bridal party is arriving in the drizzle.

                      Our mighty captain taking us back to the mainland.

                               Returning to the mainland in the mist.  

We finally land and the rain has eased up a bit but it's still overcast and drizzly. Now it's back to the shop to clean up.

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