What’s a wedding without beautiful flowers? My friend, Angie, has been a floral designer for many years and now mainly doing weddings. She works out of her house and does several weddings a year. She asked me if I’d be interested in helping her out with some of her weddings, so it looks like I may have found a little part-time job helping Angie with her flowers and setting up for weddings. Saturday was my first time helping and it was quite fun. We started on Thursday at her house, where I helped her prepare the stems, cutting off the leaves, and wiring them for the bouquets and arrangements. I even spray painted some hydrangeas with floral spray that changes the color slightly (to a limey green). Then, on Saturday, we headed out to the church to get everything arranged. The wedding was downtown Birmingham at Little Five Points at the Highlands United Methodist Church. It’s a beautiful and stately church and perfect for a wedding.
And sits right behind the fountain at Five Points, a very popular spot in Birmingham.
One of the 5 streets that converge at Five Points, hence the name.
Inside the church, beautiful stained glass and classical architecture. It has a stunning round ceiling.
Front of the church.
One of the lobbies….now on to the flowers!
Angie worked her magic on the maid of honor’s bouquet. The bride chose green and pink as her colors and the flowers were just breathtaking. I’m including Angie’s business info in case anyone in the Birmingham area needs a floral designer. Angie’s business is called Designer’s Choice, so check out her website for more! She’s a sweet lady!
The bride’s bouquet. Aren’t they pretty? She added stargazers to the bride’s.
Roses and stargazer lillies, what a combo.
The bridesmaids’ bouquets.
These 2 urns were on a table at the back of the platform.
Creamy ribbons and fresh greens adorned the front pews for family.
And two urns flanked the front steps where the ceremony will be.
Beautiful job! It was fun watching her work.
I know everyone was very happy with these 2 arrangements. Who wouldn’t be?
Then it was on to the hotel where the reception was held. The groom’s cake was wondrous. I’m sure there is something significant about the cards, but I have no idea what. Have you ever seen a cake like this?
Creamy, dreamy perfection for the wedding cake. I met the cake designer and her name is Jan Moon with Dreamcakes ([email protected]), so I’m putting in a plug for anyone in the Birmingham area who might need a wedding cake. Jan does awesome work!
It was truly a heavenly cake!
I forgot to rotate this pic, but you get the idea. This was the top of the cake.
We set out large glass dishes for candles and fresh roseheads for the table centerpieces, along with a springy green ribbon. Beautiful reception!
I hope to work with Angie much more if my schedule is free. Nice to do something creative and make some extra money too. And one of the perks is I get to bring home leftover flowers. I brought home some pretty pink roses for my breakfast table. It was fun! Hope you enjoyed the wedding!
Some other exciting news is that I have met another designer through a friend of mine who has been doing redesigns for several years. She is going to hire me as an assistant for some of her jobs too, so I’m excited to be able to learn some new things from her. Not sure yet how much she’ll need me, but I’m open for it and we’ll play it by ear. I’ll still be pursuing clients of my own also, but things are picking up for me. It’s all about networking!
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