Welcome to Parallel 49 Palms and Exotics. Here you will find my tales of growing subtropicals in the Fraser Valley. Additionally, Parallel 49 Palms and Exotics is apart of Parallel 49 Green Design offering custom container design, terrariums, succulent arrangements, and small space garden solutions.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
"You're the inspiration!"
I start out almost every week with my "what a weekend" statements. Yesterday I refrained, but don't worry, here it comes. What a weekend! My cousin Jeremy was married to the love of his life Dorelle. They had one of the most gorgeous weddings I have ever experienced. It was set at the Salmon House in West Vancouver overlooking the ocean, downtown Van, and the Southern Gulf Islands. I was so excited about this wedding and I have to admit, the prospect of seafood and a great view was up there on the list - But most importantly spending time celebrating with family.
I heard rumours and rumbling that a few months ago Dorelle took a fancy to my tillandsia collection at a family dinner. And I heard that she was planning on using them for the wedding - cool! Little did I know they would be everywhere! Tillandsia centre pieces! I found myself interrupting table conversations, leaning over to inspect all the wonderful displays that Dorelle had put together for the tables! And I was so honoured to hear "you're the inspiration!" And so for Dorelle, I say, you are the inspiration for this post! I loved your centre pieces sooo much! Big thank you for sending one home with me.
Look at how beautiful these are. I love the combinations of the different tillandsias and coloured rocks.
I guess this was the original inspiration.... As you can see, Dorelle's are much nicer.