Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Our biggest event yet!

Since Floral Occasions is located in San Juan Capistrano we have a special place in our hearts for The Mission, it's all over our website! If you have never visited the historical landmark, please put it on your list of places that you must experience.  Out of the 21 missions in California, this one is called "The Jewel of the Missions", and you'll see why when you visit.

Every year The Preservation Foundation along with the board and committee members throw a beyond fabulous fundraiser called The Romance of The Mission Gala.  It is quite a special evening that is sponsored in part by and catered by The Ritz Carlton of Laguna Niguel.  For more information on this event please click here.  Planning for next years Gala is already in full swing.

With all that said, we were THRILLED beyond words when we were hired to design and provide the floral decor for this years event.  I can't thank Mechelle, Barb and the committee enough for putting their trust in me and my fabulous staff.
Thank you to Paul Von Rieter for coming out to shoot these beautiful pictures for us.  Enjoy.

This beautiful circa 1850 bridal trunk served as inspiration for this years theme.  It is owned by the O'Neill family.  We decorated "The Resurgum" which is the gateway into the Gala to look as if it truly was a "bride's trunk" complete with bridal bouquet, gloves, a veil, groom's top hat and boutonniere.

As you can see, we took our cues from the trunk and the details to the invitations were unbelievable.  You can see the tables look very much like the invitations....

We used all kinds of treasure chest type containers that the flowers settled into.  Pin cushions, garden roses, orchids, succulents, dahlias, alstromeria, ferns, and fern shoots, pods, and pheasant feathers were used in the design.

We also used for vessels some cool vintage brick molds that were imported from China.  The mission is built on adobe bricks that were made in molds very much like these.

A special thank you to our staff....Randi, Susan, Pamela, Janice, Jan, and Stacie.  I'd also like to acknowledge and thank the ladies on the Gala committee; Barb, Madeline, Diana, Mozelle and Georgianna.  I'd say we for sure spread some floral love at The Mission, San Juan Capistrano!  Save the date for next year:  Friday, September 14th.

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