I recently became the vendor for the weekly sanctuary flower dedications at a local church. The above picture is of my first arrangement for this professional flower service, delivered and displayed the first Sunday of January. The church member who ordered the flowers asked for a purple and silver color scheme, in a radiating fan shape.
As you can see, the display space in this sanctuary poses a real design challenge; anything you put there ends up being completely dwarfed by the space:
To counteract the dwarfing effect, I chose a trumpet vase which was about 18" tall, placed the finished arrangement on a cake stand, and draped the stand with a color-coordinated fabric. The flower arrangement itself was over 2 feet tall, but with the added height and width of the display props, it filled the big presentation space very nicely.
Aside from the gorgeous color scheme, I loved the sparkle in this design! The glittery ting-ting stems, along with several purple and silver beaded items I had on hand, gave the whole design a glimmer and shine that just screamed "Happy New Year!"
I was so pleased with this initial offering. I've received many excited compliments about it, and it seems to have generated interest from other members; I've already received two more orders. I hope I can prove myself worthy of their trust, and generate more demand for these flower dedications.