Sunday, May 24, 2009

Congratulations Neha & Dan!! We did two amazing events this weekend and I wanted to share some photos! Today Neha & Dan got married at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn. I traveled to Chicago a couple times to meet with Neha to meticulously plan her decor with her. They had two ceremonies, a Christian Ceremony and a Traditional Indian Ceremony. We brought in the Mandap and used vibrant jewel toned Roses, Stock and Orchids to set the lavish scene. The reception decor was striking if I may say so myself! We used Trumpet Vases with huge arrangements of Black Magic Calla Lilies, Green Hydrangea, Jade, Orange and Hot Pink Roses with Purple Dendrobium Orchids, Plum Satin floor length linens, gold bustle chair covers accented with blue and hot pink lighting. Here are some photos. Congratulations Neha & Dan. It was amazing helping you plan your event... Best Wishes!

Creme de la Creme 2009

We did it!! Congratulations to Le Salon’s Alexis Williamson for the amazing event she put together, The Creme de la Creme event debuting the "Carrie Gown" by designer Vivenne Westwood from the Sex in the City Movie was an amazing success. I was honored to be a supporting sponsor of the event and provide floral, lighting, linens and décor. Here are some fabulous pictures of the evening. Boy did we have MEDIA with us!!!! Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit Magazine, Ambassador Magazine, Styleline, Six Degrees, After 5, Angela's Eye and Detroit Style Review. Again a special thank you to Channel 4 WDIV’s Jon Jordan for his support and exposure for the event on air!
Jeff with Alchemy Ice, looked like Edward Scissors Hands when he was doing his AMAZING ice sculpture of "The Carrie Gown". Everyone was blown away by his talent...

THANK YOU to the Detroit Athletic Club! They really pulled out all the stops for us. The event was well coordinated and they accommodated our every need with a smile and grace! Their globally infused hor devours were magnificent!! The staff at the DAC, obviously take pride in providing a fantastic experience for their guests. Although I was a sponsor of this event and performed as a vendor, later in the evening I became a guest. My experience from all aspects with the DAC was nothing short of perfect.

These are the centerpieces I did for the runway tables.
The Valentine Vodka bar was awesome! Rifino Valentine Founder and Master Distiller certainly has his craft down pat! His vodka was well received among the guests!

This was the cocktail area I did for the event. There were a few of them through out.

Shutterbooth in Downtown Royal Oak was a blast!! I never got to experience that before, however when my staff and I went in, we decided what happened in Shutterbooth STAYS in Shutterbooth!! You HAVE to get Shutterbooth for your event. Be sure to ask for Nolan!
Mij0-a Event Make Up Studio & Spa did all the make up and hair for the girls in the fashion show! May I say, not only is owner/artist Gjysta Nuculaj a wonderful person, her talent and flare for her craft is awe inspiring. I refer ALL my brides to her!!
Panache Entertainment was phenomenal! A first option I will refer to my clients when seeking a professional entertaining alternative to the a DJ for their event.

Again a huge thank you for all the sponsors, supporters and guests for helping this event be a real success. I cannot wait until our next one!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Petit Fleur has found a friend in Jon Jordan, Fashion Editor/Reporter for Channel 4 WDIV Detroit. Jon has been more than generous by giving us several on-air mentions and well as two on-air opportunities this past week to visually feature my work on LIVE TV!

As if this wasn't enough Jon invited me to come to the studio yesterday and tape a segment which will be aired this weekend. Time/Day to be anounced...

Here is an interview I did with Alexis Williamson, owner of Le Salon who the powerhouse who put together the Creme de la Creme event at the DAC this Friday. I feel this interview best describes all of what I'm doing...

AW - What was the bouquet we saw Monday am live with the Carrie Gown?
CH - It was Hot Pink Miniature Calla Lilies, Black Magic Calla Lilies, Black Dahlias, Pink Hydrangea, Hot Pink Roses, Israeli Ruscus & Burgundy Miniature Cymbidium Orchids hand wired on Crystal Stamens. Retail Value was $350.00.

AW - What was in Bouquet's from the Sex and the City Movie?
CH - Carrie's bouquet is made of Amnesia & White Ranunculus, Escimo & Vendella Roses, Antique Yellow & Ivory Cabbage Roses & White Gardenia's.
Samantha's bouquet is Classy Red & Black Magic Roses.
Miranda's bouquet is Black Dahlia's
Charlotte's bouquet is Lavender 'Japhett' Orchids

AW - What will viewers look forward to on your segment with Jon Jordan that was filmed today?
CH - It will be based on two centerpieces, one priced for $300.00 and then one priced for $120.00. The point Jon is wanting to show is how you can get the same "look" for centerpieces on a budget.

The Expensive Version: Lavender Mini Calla Lilies, Purple Stock, Purple Hydrangea, Pink Peonies, Green Belles of Ireland, Hanging Green Amaranthus, Israeli Ruscus & Salal.

Budget Version: Lavender Roses, Pink Carnations, Blue Dephinium, Green Hypericum, Lavender Fuji Mums, Purple Snapdragon, Purple Statice, Israeli Ruscus & Salal.

AW - What is something we can do at home this summer?
CH - My "Edible Arrangement Segment" is about centerpieces you can make out of the produce department.
The first, I made one in a large martini glass with Tabboleh Salad in it with Small Pocket Pitas surrounding it with Asparagus Spears & Green Onion Spears standing out of the salad as Flower Stems adorned with White Dendrobium Orchid Blooms which are edible. The Second is my "Americana" themed arrangement in honor of Memorial Day Weekend. Red Strawberries, Red Apples, Blueberries, Blackberries, Purple Grapes all neatly and dramatically displayed on shish kabob skewers accented with fresh White Dendrobium Orchid Blooms which again are edible:-). The give-a-way is on Channel 4's website under CONTESTS. It is for girls (or guys) to register to win an original creation of their choice or a replica of Carrie's Bouquet for their wedding.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Petit Fleur Promotion - WDIV Channel 4

Ok, set your TEVO's or DVR's to Channel 4 WDIV between 5 am and 7 a.m.!! Tomorrow they'll be promoting Petit Fleur for the Creme de la Creme Event. YEAH!!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Creme de la Creme Promotional Bouquet

Update: I made the bouquet yesterday which will be featured on Channel 4 News Sunday & Monday to promote the "Creme de la Creme" event on May 22nd at the Detroit Athletic Club that Petit Fleur is sponsoring. I wanted to post the picture because of course I want to brag, but also a lot of my girls (you know who you are!) are needing some inspiration for their Pink color palette without the usual Pepto Bismol Bubble Gum OVERLOAD! LOL!!!
I used variegated Pink/Green Hydrangea, variegated White/Pink Tulips, semi-closed Pink Roses, Lipstick Pink & Black Magic Mini Calla Lilies, Black Dahlia's, Burgundy Mini Cymbidium Orchids hand wired to crystal stems framed in Israeli Ruscus.

May 2nd Roostertail Wedding

We just did an amazing table scape for our May 2nd wedding and I wanted to share it with you!

Sara & Jason had their reception at the Roostertail Restaurant in downtown Detroit. It was a beautiful event! Sara and Jason choose to do a variety of floral arrangments not only in a stricking color palette, but in varying heights and flower types. The colors just popped off the matte black linens! With the beautiful large ceiling to floor windows framing the Detroit River in the background, the entire setting was awe inspiring.

Here are the two centerpieces we did. We used 24" cylinder vases with two-tone large Dendrobium Orchids, two smaller arrangements with open Roses in shades of pink accented with Pink Acrylic Ice Chips on half the tables. The other tablescape for the other tables was a set of three cylinder vases in three staggered heights. Each cylinder consisted of large open Hot Pink Stargazer Lilies & Pink Asiatic Lilies.