Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Painting, New Florist

If you didn't notice in my last post, I have started a new painting.  It all began at the event at The Drake Hotel where I was painting on site, and has continued on from there.

Before I get ahead of myself, let me introduce you to this lovely bouquet...and then to the lovely person that created it.

I was so excited to receive the call for this project from Christina's mom.  Both a neighbor and childhood friend of my sister's, I've watched Christina evolve into the beautiful bride she was on her wedding day. 
Isn't she gorgeous!  And the bouquet....I love that it's something different from what I've done already.  Yes, I've painted all rose bouquets, but not all red and with crystals!

This stunning bouquet was created out in Akron, Ohio, by Lori Reilly of Lori Reilly's Originals.  Here's a little of what Lori had to say about her business:

1.  How long have you been in business?
I have been in business 21 years. I am not in the phonebook, nor do I do any business has grown from word of mouth alone.
2.  Gotta ask...what’s your favorite flower?
I don't have a favorite, favorite flower, but I love the variety and uniqueness of orchids.
3.  Toot your own horn....what’s your specialty?
My specialty is using unique textures/fruits/vegetables to add interest to an arrangement.
4.  What would be your dream creation?
Dream creations, they occur when a client calls me for no other reason than to say they were extremely pleased with an order--no matter what the event was.
5.  Craziest request you’ve had?
Craziest request was to spray paint 50 fresh roses black for a bday.
6.  What do you like about working in the wedding industry?
The wedding industry allows me to meet wonderful couples and their families who share with me the most intimate, interesting details  for their very special day.
7.  When you are not working, what are you up to?
When not working, I LOVE to play golf, travel, cook, shop and spend time with my husband and kids!!

Thank you, Lori, for creating such a stunning bouquet with exquisite details all the way down to the stems!  Working my way to that pretty brooch!

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