Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ct.Wedding Florist: Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station Tasting, Nov.2009

My inspiration starts with trends for the year 2010.....then playing with new and modern ideas...Aqua, in all tones, is being showcased everywhere.....why not have fun with aqua beach glass...and check out the beach glass pomiander balls lit.....everyone "loved" these...My intention was to offer each guest an element of "surprise."

This tablescape started with the idea of ruffles....very important trend.....
If you look carefully you will see layered white and citrus green ruffles layed around the edge of this beautiful centerpiece. Loved the citrus green napkins wrapped with organza ruffles and a beautiful green cymbidium orchid at each place setting. Green "Yoko Ono" button pom pomiander balls with pearls offered an element of surprise......
We always have a great time at A perfectly beautiful wedding venue. Thank you Riverhouse!!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ct. Wedding Florist:Kim's recommendation letter to all brides

Dear Bride to be,

Congratulations on your engagement and happy Wedding planning!!

I am so pleased to have the opportunity to recommend Bakes and Baldwin for your beautiful wedding flowers. I have been extremely blessed to know Debra and Nick for quite some time, both professionally and as a client.

For several years I worked as a Catering Sales Manager/Wedding Coordinator on the Connecticut shoreline.
During that time I got to see Bakes and Baldwin’s gorgeous creations and work with them directly on a regular basis. Their professionalism in working with different venues and the care they give to each and every bride was unparalleled.

They will work closely with you and your ceremony and reception venues to be sure that every last flower is perfectly in place on time. I always took great pleasure in giving brides a sneak peak into their ballroom before guests were allowed to enter. The shear joy and excitement in their eyes when the would see the incredible designs in place was always a rush. Each time I worked with Bakes and Baldwin I found myself telling Debra, “Remember this one when it’s my turn, I want something just like this!”

Eventually it was my turn and I never had to think twice about who I wanted to design the florals for my perfect day. Working with Bakes and Baldwin as a bride was a dream. Debra took the time to meet with my mother and me on more than one occasion to discuss our theme and vision. She asked what my favorite colors and flowers are and what the bridesmaids would be wearing. I was planning a wine dinner. I wanted to incorporate wine bottles and grapes into my centerpieces. Debra worked with each one of my ideas, offered knowledgeable suggestions together and developed a plan.

When Nick delivered the bouquets to my parents house on the morning of the wedding, they brought tears to my eyes. As I walked down the aisle, I could not help but note the stunning arrangements that sat on tall pillars to mark our “Altar.” They included every detail that we discussed. All my favorite flowers. The perfect splashes of color and even the grapes to tie everything back to our wine theme were there. After the ceremony, while my new husband and I greeted our guests, Debra and Nick went to work transforming the ballroom at the Great River Golf Club from the ceremony site to the reception. Before I knew it, it was my turn to get a sneak peak into the ballroom and it truly took my breath away. The room had come to life in a way that I never could have imagined and was more than I had hoped for. Every detail was in place; my guests were completely “WOWED.”

Even now, when friends see my wedding photos, they always comment on how gorgeous the flowers were.
I cannot express enough appreciation to Debra and Nick for exceeding my vision and making it a reality. I know you will feel the same as I did on your special day.

Best wishes for a beautiful wedding day and to a very happy marriage.

Sincerely Yours,

Kimberly Wadell