Sunday, March 3, 2013

I survived - Valentine's Day!

I have been at the flower shop for a year now and have officially lived through every major holiday.  I "saved" the biggest holiday for last and I'm glad I did.

I knew Valentine's day was a BIG one in the flower biz but you don't really know what it's like till you live it.  Luckily, my mom had volunteered to help and drove up with her Suburban on Saturday.   Sunday we made the trip to Spokane to pick up all the flowers I had ordered in the beginning of January.  (I ordered a lot of flowers!)

First Stop

Packed full - just enough room for the case of wine we need to pick up!
We stopped for lunch at Spokane's Davenport Hotel and valeted the car - that seemed easiest with the suburban packed full of flowers and case of "love me to pieces" wine.  Then back to the shop to process everything!

roses, roses, and more roses!

The cooler is full!
PS:  Not all flowers and greens go in the cooler so this only a portion of what was in the suburban!

Monday the game began!  It was unlike any other holiday I'd been apart of - it was amazing!  For 4 days straight the shop was buzzing - we worked long days, created works of art to convey the senders feelings, and did it all with smiles on our faces.  

If you're wondering how many people it takes for our shop to make this Valentine's happen?  We had a crew of 8-12 on any given day.  It wouldn't have been possible without them!

We didn't have a chance to snap pictures of all our arrangement but here are a few of our favs:  

a centerpiece with a little "somethin', somethin'" (hard to see in the picture but there are 2 stings of little red heart lights  in the arrangement)

one of our "extra special" specials
We all survived and have officially recovered - it only took me a week to recover.  But I'm already thinking about next year!  I even have our specials named: Knight in Shining Armor, Prince Charming and Superman ;)

Can't wait to see what next year brings!  

PS:  When in doubt, send flowers...

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