I have been in the special events industry for over twenty years and have been graced to work with an incredibly creative special events decorator during that time.
Pieter Bouterse's work is up there with any famed floral decorator you can throw at me- of this, there is no doubt in my mind. His standards are high, his work ethic unequaled. (Did I say Picky?) Because of this, I guess you could call me jaded.
For me to write a post for Splenderosa's By Invitation Only on weddings is almost impossible. I could feed you photo after photo, but decided I best not. I narrowed it down to the flowers and, specifically, the bouquets.
May I share with you just a small sampling of the bouquets Pieter has made in the past 9 months?
Tradition is that Pieter always creates the bridal bouquet. I usually create the attendant bouquets, but that is open to discussion and/or a guest floral decorator.
And did I tell you that one of the best parts of working a wedding is to hand the bridal party their bouquets right before they walk down the aisle?
Never fails to make me teary-eyed.
By far, the most popular request for the bridal bouquet is all white. Here are a few:
Spring and summer tend to go perky and bright, lots of pink and lime.
Fall and winter usually are somewhat darker, more serious.
Equally as beautiful, though.
Of course, the wedding I recall most fondly was my daughter's almost three years ago. A reasonably sized bridal party was refreshing (don't get me started on that subject!), the weather finally cleared out an hour before the ceremony started and we had a blast!
And, yes, Beth requested a large bouquet. Having worked with Pieter during college to earn spending money, she had seen many a bouquet and knew exactly what she wanted. It was gorgeous!
What are your favorite bouquets?