Last week I had the pleasure of helping with an event called Cooley For The Cure. Chris Cooley hosts an auction and the proceeds go to fight cancer. The girls from Events In The City were chosen to handle the event and luckily for me, Holly Heider Chapple Flowers got to help. Many thanks also to Clyde’s Willow Creek that hosted the event, and also to Kristi Odom who captured these amazing images. Meeting Kristi was a true highlight of the evening. Meeting Chris Cooley was pretty awesome also. The above picture is one of my favorites of the evening. This is a picture of Chris and his mom, as Chris’s wife looks over them. Love this photo!!

Clyde’s is such an amazing restaurant and event venue!!

My favorite design of the evening was this hanging fall floral arrangement. When I did the walk through for the event I learned that the table for the auction items was going to be placed in the center of the patio. The patio features a huge trellis that encases the whole terrace,  so a hanging arrangement was screaming in my head and it worked like a charm.  In fact I would love to design a wedding in this space. I would most certainly do hanging arrangements here again.

Our designs for this night were perfectly fun and autumnal and not pink!!!

We used burgundy mums, free spirit roses, helios roses, yellow dill, seeded euc, blue delphinum, and berry to create these designs. Some of the designs also featured sunflowers. This event was actually designed on a Sunday after 7 weddings. We have been rocking it and finding time for charity. I am mighty proud of that.

Redskin fans turned out in big support of this event and in hopes of winning a piece of Redskin memorabilia. Many other local businesses also donated items to the event and it was awesome to see such community support.

Here is a fun picture of the event planners from Events In The City with Chris Cooley. From left to right that is Megan, Christie, Chris, Heidi, and Laura.  An extra big round of applause to Christie from Events In The City, this was one of her big projects this season. She is a superstar. Christie is also going to be one of my 2012 brides, so I am totally proud of her and all that she accomplishes.

I know Chris suffered an injury this week but I am sure all of the Redskin fans are thinking of him and his family!!

  • Christie Says: (10.19.2011 | 01:57)

    A huge thank you to you Holly! Your flowers were stunning and totally brought everything together. The Cooley’s said it was the most beautiful event they have been to!

  • Kristi Odom Says: (10.21.2011 | 11:46)

    It was so awesome meeting you as well! You did a beautiful job as always! I loved the hanging arrangement, just amazing 🙂

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