Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Flowers for the Mother's

A very specail gift idea!
Often I receive requests for bouquets to be delivered to the reception to be given as a gift to the mothers, to thank them for their support and love. Flowers are really one of the best ways to say thank you. But one of the problems that I have with making this delivery is that there isn’t any place for the mother’s to keep their flowers for the rest of the event. Also there isn’t a way to make a long lasting impression.

For this reason I designed a floral arrangement in a box with the added touch of an inscription on and inside the box that will last forever. The box itself is a nice item. In addition there is no need to look for any type of vase because the flowers in the box are inserted into wet floral foam. The other wonderful aspect is that it can easily be taken back home if your mom has flown to attend your wedding. Just think of the presentation of the lovely personalized box with long lasting floral arrangement inside that can easily be transported. It’s great!!

Just this past weekend I donated an arrangement to the Celtic Ball that I attended in honor of St. Patrick’s day. The lucky winner had flown into Rome for the event and was pleased to be able to take a floral arrangement home to show all her friends.

So for those brides getting married in Rome, be sure to consider this lovely option as a gift for the Mother's.

Cheers, Debra Maireann croi éadrom i bhfad! Happy St. Patrick's Day

P.S. On Saturday 14 March I attended the Celtic Ball, early celebration of St. Patricks Day. It was an absolutely lovely event. Learn more about the Ball and see who attended from Ireland on http://www.irishclubofrome.it/

Here is a picture of me with the ambassador and his lovely wife. Another picture is of me and my date for the evening. Very special company indeed!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Floral Designer

Abiti "Gattinoni Couture"

When I first received the telephone call that the high fashion house of “Gattinoni” wanted me to design bridal bouquets for their fashion show and their customers I was elated. After a few hours the reality that I would be working for Guillermo Mariotto set in and I was terrified. Terrified that I would not be able to create for such a demanding artist. Fortunately, those feelings lasted long enough to motivate me to grow professionally and create some of my best work. Guillermo was so encouraging. He reminded me to design from heart and use my skill as a floral designer to execute my designs. These are the words that repeat like a mantra in my head whenever I am designing whether it be for an email customer or a client in my shop. What a wonderful opportunity it has been to work with Guillermo Mariotto at “Gattinoni”.

Working in this profession continues to give me many rewards. I'm so blessed.