Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Journey by Designlabevents

Faith Matsuwaka & Lester Kodama ~ 8/17/13 ~ Ihilani Resort

The Lurline room for Faith and Lester's reception at the Ihilani Resort, Hawaii

The bride's palette was sapphire, white/cream and purples.

Gazebo flowers

Monday, August 12, 2013

Lauren Glamb and Tom Hanson ~ 8/10/13 ~ Oahu Country Club, Honolulu, HI

The theme of the wedding was Shabby Chic and the bride chose the antique color palette of soft pink, cream, white and silver/grey.

Bridal bouquet included a David Austin Auswater garden rose and several different types of roses, cottage yarrow and dusty miller leaves.

The head table centerpieces were a variety of containers including silver mint julep cups, ans rustic birch containers.

The outdoor ceremony incorporated mason jars of the same types of flowers used in the centerpieces and these jars were also placed on the tables after the ceremony.

Corsage and Boutonniere workshop with Rene van Rems AIFD

Saturday, August 3, 2013

AIFD 2013 Symposium Las Vegas

Some quick snapshots of what was happening in Vegas...

Partners' Expo with ibulb.  Table by Rene van Rems

Rene at ibulb table.

Other partner tables throughout the Expo

Green Point Nursery's table done by Hitomi Gilliam

Other side of Hitomi's table.

Rene van Rems book table at the "Book Store."

Hawaiian luncheon done by Debbi Barrett Holt and sponsored by Green Point Nursery, Hilo, HI

Mini book reunion for those who worked on the book, Rene's Bouquets.

Eric Tanouye and sons of Green Point Nursery

Araik's circles on display in lounge.

Tomas De Bruyne's presentation.

Yutaka Jimbo's show.

Phil Rulloda with Angela Darrah and the Green Point boys.

Tomas De Bruyne's Gloriosa lily namesake.

Fabulous fashion show conducted by Joyce Mason Monheim.

My two favorite mentors - Hitomi and René

Wedding show by Gerry Toh.

Gerry and his masking tape bouquet.

Masked ball.  Guess who?

Final night dinner and dance.

The meaning of "lei" in Hawaii

 This is a great video by CBS news of the meaning of lei in Hawaii.