Okay so there are some advantages to working in an ‘events’ atmosphere, and one of them is pretty flowers on your desk!

Beautiful flowers add so much to a special event, and they can be a bit pricey too.  On the wedding day, there is so much attention lavished on the flowers.  Oos and ahhs from the guests as they arrive to see the beautiful floral decor and then tons of photos are taken.  But then at the end of the night, they are unceremoniously yanked down and tossed into the trash.  Talk about a one hit wonder!

Understandably some of the flowers are spent after an event, or get that way in the process of taking the decorations down, but clearly, there are many that still have at least a couple days of ‘display-ability’ left.  So its always a bonus if we find some that we can enjoy on our desks the next day.

Some weddings know in advance that they don’t want to save any of the flowers. It’s really helpful if we know that in advance because the cleanup crew can place all the flowers together on the stainless steel counter in the ‘hold & serve’ area and then one of our volunteers – Joannie Matiyow will swing by the site and pick them up the next morning.  She sorts them and re-purposes them into small table centerpieces and delivers them to a couple of different nursing homes.  These happy wedding flowers can bring a little bit more joy to others.

Congratulations to Caitlin & Sean who celebrated their wedding ceremony and reception at the PPG on Saturday, July 13, 2019!

Here are some of the main vendors that they worked with:
Planner – Kayla Dunn – www.PineappleUnion.com
Caterer – www.SimplyScrumptuousCatering.com
Cake – www.onethirtyninedelights.com
Rentals – www.PerrysTentsandEvents.com
Linens – www.LinensByHarte.com
DJ – www.DJJoeyA.com
Photographer – www.MePlusHimPhotography.com
Florist – www.MIHoneyBeeFlowers.com
Makeup – Jennifer Martin Hair & Makeup Artist
Officiant: Mike Hopper


  • Mary Anne Demo

    Lover of retro automotive history, vintage-inspired events and local food. Founder of the Shelby Farmers Market and Executive Director of the Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site in Shelby Twp, MI.