Friday, January 29, 2010

San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway 2010

The formula is simple:

$100,000 wedding + 1 lucky couple = 1 AMAZING wedding


Over 40 of the top bay area wedding professionals are teaming up to give away a breathtaking wedding to one very lucky couple. Deamed the Dream Team, they were able to narrow down the choices to 5 deserving couples. Now its your job to pick the one pair that you think should win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

There are only a few days left. Voting ends February 3, 2010 so get your vote in for your favorite couple on Dream Wedding Giveaway Website! Winners will be announced on Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wish Upon A Wedding

"America's ONLY wedding wish granting organization, Wish Upon a Wedding grants weddings & civil union ceremonies at destinations across the US to couples facing life-threatening medical conditions, celebrating the courage & spirit of these couples."

When I first read this mission statement, I just about fell out of my chair. What an awesome opportunity to service very deserving couples to a much desired wedding! I am SO excited about this organization and I look forward to the opportunity to grant at least one wish, if not many with Floral Sense.

Wish Upon a Wedding will have their launch party on January 28th in Saratoga, CA with the founding chapter in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Four other chapters have also opened in Southern California, Chicago, Orlando and New York.
Be sure to check out the website at

Friday, January 1, 2010

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade

One of my fondest childhood memories is waking up on New Year's Day and running downstairs to turn on the TV, frantically searching for the Pasadena Rose Parade. Its a tradition I still love so what better way to ring in the new year than to share a little of it with you.

Apparently, the roots of this parade go all the way back to 1890 in an effort to celebrate the fruits of the beautiful Winter season of sunny Southern California.
Over the years, the Tournament of Roses has progressed from the display of basic horse drawn carriages to celebrity participation.

Its pretty amazing to see how complex today's floats are. Just check out the architecture before all the foam and flowers.

The process of creating and decorating just one float is intense complete with seed charts an SO many flowers.

But to me, the magic is in the details of each float.
I found it mesmerizing as a child and I still do as an adult.
What a great way to make flowers out of flowers!
I guess you can say that my love of floral design started very young thanks to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.

This is my favorite way to kick start the year.

Cheers to a fabulous 2010!

All photos courtesy of Pasadena Tournament of Rose Parade Facebook Fan Page.