Creating Memories....One Perfect Blossom at a time!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Composite?

A composite flower is very a simply a flower that is taken apart piece by piece and then reassembled.

So, why would we do that?


It's art!

It's the ability to take one item and recreate it into something else.

Example: I could take one yellow rose and one orange rose, disassemble them, and put all the petals back together creating one large yellow and orange rose.

Example: I could take several flowers that are all the same, disassemble them, and then assemble one larger version of the original flower. The photo above shows this example.

We took several lilies, all the same, disassembled them, and then reassembled the petals to create one much larger and very stunning flower.

This is a perfect option for a bride who wants to make a simple and yet "wow" statement with her bouquet. She could carry one single flower or add a few composites to her bouquet. It creates the opportunity for each bride to truly have a one-of-a-kind bridal bouquet.

Rachael West Designs, creating fairy-tale weddings, one blossom at a time!

Welcome Little One!

We recently had the privilege of creating a trendy bright pink and lime green arrangement for the arrival of a little baby girl.

This tall arrangement was so bright and fun. What a great celebration piece any new mother would be proud to have in her hospital room.

Small gifts are common when sending flowers to a new mom and her baby. We can customize any arrangement to include stuffed animals, baby rattles, bibs, books, or even fuzzy socks and Bath and Body Lotion for mom.

Arrangements come in all sizes and can be delivered to you or the hospital front desk. Free delivery to Frye Hospital in Hickory, NC.

Please call Rachael West Designs at 828.455.3774 with questions or to place an order.

Monday, October 8, 2007

"random acts of kindness can help change the world"

I sent a follow-up email to the unnamed soldier making sure he knew his flowers had been delivered. Here is his reply (For privacy, I have edited out his personal information--yes, I do now know his name!)

"Hi, i really appreciate you delivering those flowers for me i wanted her to feel special cause it was her day it was a little late but i did the best i could. I read your blog and yes i'm in irag i'll be here for 15 months only 10 left, but hopefully that small token of my love made her day just a little better than it was. Thanks again and hopefully you'll continue you are doing because random acts of kindness can help change the world. Well at least thats what i think. i hope you have a wonderful week."

Thursday, October 4, 2007

"Love your Solider"

Well, it's not a great photo, but it is a great story!

I recently received a phone call from a gentleman who asked me if I could create an arrangement for his girlfriend here in town. I could not understand or hear most of what he said because of the "wind" in the background.

Turns out, he was a soldier (I think in Iraq), who had to stop talking every few moments because of the noise of helicopters. I never got his name and I barely got enough information to fill the order, but somehow it all worked out.

I delivered the flowers to his girlfriend this evening at her work as he requested. She was so cute and was so excited. She even started to tear up.

I always feel so privileged to be part of personal moments in someone's life, but this one was truly a special honor.

We would love to help celebrate your special moments.
Rachael West Designs