Posted by Kate Berry, Floral and Event Expert
My friends, Elizabeth and Stephane, just got back from eating and drinking their way through the countrysides of France and finishing their trip up at the uber-sophisticated Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris. Yes, delicious pastries and amazing food and wine are luxurious, but for me, cut flowers are the ultimate luxury. So it came as no surprise to me when Elizabeth, who is a food editor at Martha Stewart Living, could not stop raving about how amazing the amount of flowers and color were at George V.
Stephane and Elizabeth pose in front of a gorgeous hanging Vanda plant installation.
The person behind the floral creations at the George V is Jeff Leatham. While this more modern approach isn't necessarily my style, I can totally appreciate Jeff's innovative use of flowers and plants to create bold, contemporary environments. I have a lot of respect for floral designers—it's a lot of work, with long hours and a very fast pace. You have to stay calm to pull everything off, which is good advice to give brides, too!
To see all the work (and drama) that goes into your events and weddings, check out Flowers Uncut with Jeff Leatham, premiering Wednesday, November 4th at 10:00 PM on TLC. Read more about it here.
And be sure to check out our Winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings to see the gorgeous details from Elizabeth's wedding. I know it's a long way off, but it's so worth it—trust me!