Last month, I was fortunate to be the guest designer at the Field to Vase Dinner, which was organized by the California Cut Flower Commission. The Dinner Tour was developed in efforts to po5bring recognition to American Grown Flowers. What a great idea! And, exactly what floats my boat so to speak! The dinner was hosted by Paul Furman, of Pajarosa. This is where I get my amazing sustainable -Veriflora grown Cali-grown roses! They are absolutely amazing, and I am SO lucky to be so close by and just swing by and grab those beauties whenever I need to.
I absolutely loved working with the event co-ordinator, Kathleen Williford from CCFC, as well as Debra Prinzing, founder of Slow Flowers, which I’m a member of (another great organization, which I will write about later), and of course the ever supportive Pajarosa Floral. Working with these great folks, along with my fabulous lead designer, Dawn Mayer made this event easier to handle. My two daughters even came and helped us out, and of course, my ever-loving and supportive hubby. Or, as he calls himself, my ‘mechanics man’. Having great people around you is priceless and so, so, much easier! This was quite a large event with a ton of floral work. So thankful for everyone’s help. This is probably the biggest installation I’ve done to date, and we did it! And a darn fine job too!
And now, the designing part! FUN STUFF! I absolutely had to do a Floral Chandelier. I had this vision I couldn’t shake. The long, long table of guests, in the greenhouse of simply stunning roses, and POSIES on the table!