My aunts made me in charge of my grandma's flower centerpieces for her surprise birthday party (80th! WOW!). One aunt wanted happy colors, while the other wanted an all-white classic arrangement and they had some flowers ready for me to work on- calla lilies, white roses... I wanted to use the lavender blooms from the garden too (coz it's free!). Oh, and I had to match it with yellow napkins. So the day before the party I was pretty confused with the stuff that I had.
My grandma's birthday bouquet were saturated colors and I didn't want to work with those shades and do a repeat version. So finally after shopping for the flowers I decided that I will use a nice soft shade of coral, yellow, purple, green and white. The end result, well see for yourself :)
That's my Mamacita's portrait, sketched by my sister Kat.
I used French Lavender, viburnum, carnations and imported cream roses. The wreath was a DIY fun project! I'll post about it next!