Other things I do...in my free time LOL! / by Lara Periut

Custom Creations

Early last summer I began working with Leah Kidd for her business Whimsical Gatherings, a floral event design company. The creativity has been a breath of fresh air that I sorely needed an outlet for. While the fast paced, ever changing requirements keep us all on our toes, it's a blessing for me as I work best under pressure. Below are the most recent events I have participated in and where I will not always claim inspiration for the work that I completed, I will claim the finished product as illustration of my handiwork.

If you would like to see more of each of these projects, please feel free to look on my Facebook page Karns Frame & Art in Knoxville, TN as I have posted the best pics I have of each event. 

 I can't give enough thanks to Leah and all the people I have met since my very first involvement in a major event: a 4 day birthday party at Blackberry Farms with multiple floral and interior/exterior designs overlapping one another. Talk about a way to jump headfirst into organized chaos!

Winding path to the tree where the couple would be married. It's difficult to see, but the leaves are lightly painted gold and gold leafing is scattered along the walkway.  Townsend wedding in November  This was the absolute perfect afternoon for a wedding in early November! I arrived very late to the scene, so my usual task (to hang anything at astounding heights requiring a mechanical lift) was taken by Leah herself. So I was on the ground telling her where the next lantern should be hung and how high. It was truly a delightful change for me, although I'm positive Leah has a different interpretation LOL! Always a multi-tasker, I helped Charity of Honeybee Events set up the chairs to outline a winding path towards the tree where the couple would be married. The bride's father stopped by with a truck load of fall leaves to emphasize the curvature of the path, I lightly sprayed them with gold paint, and sprinkled gold leafing down the center of the path. Unfortunately the wind was quite brisk, so I was lucky enough to keep the leaves in place till guests began to arrive. I'm positive the event was a success, the family was wonderful and the event set up was the smoothest we have worked on in a while.   Please note: I am merely showing my handiwork on this event as I was not involved with inspiration in any way. I usually have a hand in production, only this time I arrived at set-up and merely executed orders.

Winding path to the tree where the couple would be married. It's difficult to see, but the leaves are lightly painted gold and gold leafing is scattered along the walkway.

Townsend wedding in November

This was the absolute perfect afternoon for a wedding in early November! I arrived very late to the scene, so my usual task (to hang anything at astounding heights requiring a mechanical lift) was taken by Leah herself. So I was on the ground telling her where the next lantern should be hung and how high. It was truly a delightful change for me, although I'm positive Leah has a different interpretation LOL! Always a multi-tasker, I helped Charity of Honeybee Events set up the chairs to outline a winding path towards the tree where the couple would be married. The bride's father stopped by with a truck load of fall leaves to emphasize the curvature of the path, I lightly sprayed them with gold paint, and sprinkled gold leafing down the center of the path. Unfortunately the wind was quite brisk, so I was lucky enough to keep the leaves in place till guests began to arrive. I'm positive the event was a success, the family was wonderful and the event set up was the smoothest we have worked on in a while. 

Please note: I am merely showing my handiwork on this event as I was not involved with inspiration in any way. I usually have a hand in production, only this time I arrived at set-up and merely executed orders.