Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dried Branches and Fresh Flowers - Manzanita Branches and Twisted Willow

Pamela Bartenfield of Petals by Pamela, LLC sent us these pictures of some great arrangements she made for a wedding at the Historic Rice Mill in Charleston, SC on January 31, 2010.

This first arrangement was designed to resemble the image on the wedding invitation. In a replica of an antique mercury vase, she arranged Leather Leaf, Aspadistra Leaves, a large white Hydrangea, and of course an 18-24" Natural Manzanita Branch.

The arrangement below consists of two parts. In the bottom of the vase, stones, moss, lichen and short lengths of Twisted Willow Branches where carefully arranged. Pamela notes that it was important that the items are fairly dry so that moisture doesn't condense inside the vase.

On top, she secured a plastic dish with tape, added floral foam, then arranged Leather Leaf, Aspadistra Leaves, white Asiatic Lilies, white Hydranges, Bells of Ireland and several long stems of Twisted Willow Branches to complete the arrangement. Simple and elegant!

Pamela Bartenfield of Petals by Pamela, LLC specializes in Floral Design and Event Coordinating in the Charleston, SC area. You can reach her at 843 324 1725.

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