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Philadelphia Flower Show 2012

I'm so happy to share a sneak peek of our work for this year's Philadelphia International Flower Show. It was such an honor to be asked to collaborate with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department and Starr Events to throw "A Wedding in the Park".  The team was inspired to share the gorgeous weddings that take place at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. My floral design concepts were directly inspired by this year's theme "Hawaii-Islands of Aloha" . I took a completely modern approach using only tropical flowers and clear acrylic. I'm definitely feeling more tropical weddings this year, color everywhere! We worked on three separate designs. First up is my Dendrobium orchid chandelier. This was true labor of love and a team effort to complete. The chandelier design is functional and holds water so the flowers will stay hydrated. I can't wait to try it with different flowers!

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Sullivan-Owen-Floral-Chandelier-Flower-Show-2012-Philadelphia

Here you can see Sammi and I standing over the fountain placing hundreds of orchids into the chandelier. No one fell in fortunately!

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Sullivan-Owen-Floral-Chandelier-Philadelphia-Flower-Show-2012

You can't have a wedding without a great ceremony space.

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Sullivan-Owen-Philadelphia-Flower-Show-2012-Wedding

Finally, the 16 foot floral runner centerpiece. This was so much fun to work on and makes such an unbelievable impact. You can see it all the way across the room.

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Sullivan-Owen-Floral-Runner-Tropical-Hawaii-Flower-Show-2012
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Sullivan-Owen-Floral-Runner-Philadelphia-Flower-Show-2012

I hope you'll check out the show from 3/4-3/11. The experience of being behind the scenes has given me a whole new perspective and there are some truly awesome displays to see this year!