Last spring, when Sam came for a wedding consult she said she didn’t know much about flowers, but loved my website and my blogs.
The one thing she was sure of was that she had bought a beautiful white silk flower for her hair and wanted a bouquet to go with it. We looked at many possibilities and Sam happily chose an elegant white orchid bouquet.
Just before leaving, as Sam chose a complementary vase in which I would deliver her bouquet she spotted some dyed blue dendrobium orchids, which I had special ordered for someone. I almost never buy them and have never recommended them to a bride. Sam became very excited: “What are they called? What a great colour!” Aquamarine - the stone in the ring her sister gave her and which she planned to wear on her wedding day!
This flower spoke to Sam in a way I had no way of knowing. I was completely caught up in her story and saw the flowers through her eyes.
We went back to the couch!
By the time Sam left, I had come up with the perfect design, incorporating dyed blue dendrobium orchids and white disbud mums-the star-shaped disbud, closely resembling her hair decoration.