Floral Friday: Adding Fruits and Vegetables to you Flower Arrangement
















Making floral designs based on the common sense and conventional idea might often make you feel tired or bored with the similar pattern and same concept of arrangements. Once in a while it is a good idea to change your mind and use other fresh elements than flowers. Although we often use ferns or greeneries to create a little bit different atmosphere in our flower decorations, how about using fruits or vegetables this time ?

By adding some fruits or vegetables, it can create a different nature of atmosphere surrounding the floral decorations. We sometimes use fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onions, pumpkins and green peppers etc. Once in a while we use fresh fruits such as grapes, bananas, apples, lemons, oranges and pears whatsoever. As far as you pay attention to make a well balanced color coordination, you can use any kind of fresh elements as mentioned above.

These arrangements work all year around, and adding some fun food will not only make for a great conversation starter, but also a beautiful sight.

Flashback Friday: CASA’s Celebration of Children Black & White Ball

602472_608129345888392_430496860_nLinda Young’s Elite OC Productions partnered with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for its 28th Annual Celebration of Children Black & White Ball at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach.

The black-and-white themed affair, which drew 550 guests, was produced by Elite OC Productions from start to finish, including ball concept, invitations, save-the-date notices, ball program, décor, reservations, registration, auction set-up and check-out, cuisine, florals, entertainment (complete with a pair of glamorous black and white tuxed stiltwalkers!), timeline, and set-up/tear-down. The ball’s two pre-events – the CASA Fashion Show/Luncheon in February and the Wine Sharing Party in March – were also produced by Elite.

The black and white theme was carried out in the ballroom with round dinner tables covered in either white or black silk table covers as well as rectangular tables overlaid with black and white striped silk. The black and white striped décor was also the stage backdrop, where Asher Entertainment presented a striking cabaret performance. The table centerpieces featured a variety of white florals with touches of black and gold, and bird cages covered in black tulle encased twinkling crystal chandeliers throughout the ballroom, giving the room a soft glow.

The ball’s emcee was Fox 11 News anchor and Emmy Award-winning Christine Devine, who hosts the adoption segment “Wednesday’s Child” on the show. Two of Wednesday’s Child’s adoptions were featured at the ball – Darnell J. Cates, who was the ball’s keynote speaker, and Jamal, who performed under his hip hop name Nexus. CASA awards were presented to a cadre of deserving supporters, and guests danced to the high-energy Gig Productions band well into the night.

The effort netted an impressive $600,000 for CASA, which serves the county’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children through the recruitment and training of volunteers who advocate for their best interests.

Casa Black & White Ball


Casa Black & White Ball

Casa Black & White Ball



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