Yesterday was a big steaming heap of amazingly productive exhausting fun. My mom and I met our friend Ros and her son Alex in the city yesterday. After a quick powwow on what we were looking for, Alex left to go sort out a upside-down book and we hit the flower district. Turns out we didn't have to go far. Pretty quickly we found Kathy at George Rallis, Inc., a flower wholesaler. We liked what we saw, the flowers were in good shape, pretty and well organized. After about an hour of questions and pointing and saying "5 bunches!" "50 stems!" and "will that be enough?" we had ordered a whole bunch of flowers and were set to pick them up the Friday before the wedding. Here's a sample I threw together to give you a taste of what we got.
After lunch on the go, we headed into Jersey to Ros' wholesale floral supplier (she's the queen of the Maplewood Garden Club and has the hook up!), Suburban Wholesale Florist. We got all the little goodies we need, plus the tall vases for the bar, aisle and card table. At first we'd bought a whole bunch of 5" glass cubes for the centerpieces, with the plan to possibly spray paint them gold or silver. Lo and behold, as I'm walking out, I spot none other than a whole whack of 5" cube vases in silver and gold! Successed! So we took a bit more of their time and switched out clear for metallic and were on our way.
Our last stop was Ros' house for powwow part 2. We went though our list, figured out how we actually wanted things and cut out all the stuff we ordered because we had big eyes and well, flowers are pretty. After chopping off about a third of what we ordered, we felt pretty damn accomplished and celebrated with some awesome Chinese food.
I was so exhausted, I went to be at 10:30 (not my usual 3am) and slept 11 hours. It was a good day. Now, off to work on the chuppah and ketubah!