A Wedding at the Lodge
The epitome of a destination wedding, this featured event by Liz is held at the Biltmore Forest Country Club in Asheville, North Carolina.
The large fireplace in the main dining room had to be decorated with ladders and installing done on site. Tall Johnson grass harvested in the fields add a whimsical “fresh from the field” air to the design. The beautiful hunting lodge decor of the dining room was complemented by the imposing fireplace.
A lush display of flowers designed in a footed compote. swirls of bittersweet add a forested autumnal feel for this entry guest book table.
For a big wedding reception in a large dining room, Liz added more drama with a bouquet for every table.
A dramatic cake cascade of rich fall flowers flows onto an ocean of blossoms. Accent swirls are created by individual insertions of hypericum berries.
Elizabeth Seiji AIFD and Edelweiss Flower Boutique
Success through Innovation, Internet and Involvement
Elizabeth believes her broad network of florist friends, cultivated over 22 years of entering design contests and volunteering on floral event planning committees, has taught her, through the experiences of colleagues and herself, how to manage her floral business more efficiently. Being involved is a big key to continuous learning.
“Competition is what made me a better florist,” she says. “It’s valuable experience; it’s fun and it doesn’t matter if you win or lose.”
Although she has never won the top spot in a CSFA “Top Ten” contest, she did win Top Ten’s second place, the 1998 Carik Cup and several FTD competitions.
But perhaps the biggest competition Elizabeth experienced was when she dedicated herself to become a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers. It was a huge achievement for this former Hawaiian who majored in Bio-Chemistry and Plant Morphology at UCLA.
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