Flowers for Fundraising!

image of centerpiece in a pink and silver themeI love partnering with local groups on fundraising events.  Arranging flowers to help raise money – it’s great!  Last weekend I helped out with the florals for the Wellington Day School’s annual fundraiser auction, which was a big success!

It was held at Fireseed Catering on Whidbey Island.   We chose a lavender gray and metallic theme.  The centerpieces were individually raffled; the winners won a ticket to a drawing for a romatic weekend getaway at the Captain Whidbey Inn (which just so happens to be one of the venues on the Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour, btw!).  To make the bouquets appeal to everyone, I made each one different and used a variety of easy-carry-sized vases in shades of metallic silver and bronze.  It was totally fun!

image of silver and lavender centerpiece

In the centerpiece above I used ‘Pink Mink’ Protea, purple Fern Curl, Scabiosa, Viburnum ‘Spring Bouquet’, Acacia, and Daphne odora.  The scent was lovely!  At right, Sedum, Acacia, ‘Ocean Song’ Rose, and Tulip are arranged in a really cool artsy bowl – I think that was my favorite vase.



image of plum and white centerpiece in metallic vase

I love to use artichokes in my floral arrangements – I love their bold texture.  And I like to incorporate elements for fragrance – here, white Freesia.  I’m also into color echoes – the plum Anenome and purple Tulips.

image of centerpiece with succulents and moss and white anenome



I love a lot of texture and action in my florals.  This one is textural, but in a simple way – big bold Sedum against finely textured ‘Green Trick’ Dianthus.  Plus some Anenome and Viburnum for more color.

image of hot colored bouquet in a mettallic bronze vase

Finally. I just had to throw in something in the hot color theme – not everyone likes lavender!  Orange Pincushion Protea and Geum, dark red Tulip and Kangaroo Paw, yellow Crespidia balls with some Mahonia.

2 thoughts on “Flowers for Fundraising!

  1. Hi Tobey, thanks for inspiring us! We volunteered making centerpieces for our organisation, on a occasion primarily for fundraising. We realised all the flowers and plants would be lost after the event ( our first experience!) We then started to ask a donation for every arrangement, and all were taken! Our contribution to the fundraising. We tend to use recycled material for the containers, donations of flowers, material out of our own garden, etc. Very satisfying and blessed. Godbless!

    1. Thanks for reading, Retha! And thanks for using your flowers as messengers and vehicles for good!

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