Thursday, March 12, 2009

Craziness part 2

So if you couldn't figure out what that huge thing was, here is the answer, a walk in floral cooler. It all started when I received my first deposit for my first real wedding gig and I couldn't fall asleep because I was worrying about how I was going to keep the flowers fresh.  I put an add on my wholesalers forum stating I wanted a used walk in cooler and to my surprise 3 months later I got a response for a great deal I couldn't refuse. I knew I wanted and needed the cooler but I had no idea how I was going to convince Chris to drive an hour away load it on a truck and then set it up.  Chris was very reluctant but of course in the end agreed to help.  It took 2 full weekends to get it assembled and cleaned up before we could put flowers in it. 

My dad helped a lot and built me adjustable shelves as seen in this photo.  This also shows the start of the wedding weekend extravaganza.  I ordered tons of flowers which came in a total of 10 boxes.  

This is a box of 40 hydrangea stems. Can you believe they turned into the photo below just after a few hours in water.   
It took almost a whole afternoon to unload the boxes, trim the stems and place in "floral juice". The flowers stayed overnight in the cooler before I started arranging them the next day..... that was another whole adventure.... coming up. 


1 comment:

ArchitectDesign said...

WOW -thats a lot of work!