event flowers for the hopespring’s celebrity chef night at the hacienda sarria

June 18, 2012

We had the pleasure of adding some pretty florals to the already romantic ambiance at the Hacienda Sarria on June 7, 2012 for the HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre’s Celebrity Chef Event.

The event was themed around the wonderful flavours of Italy with Chef Christian Pritchard masterminding the menu of fine contemporary Italian cuisine served for the evening.

Here is a look at the delicious menu prepared by Chef Chris and Gusto Catering of Waterloo:

    • drinks & antipasti
    • zuppa di castagne (roast chestnut soup with sour cream chive & pancetta)
    • risotto all’aragosta (lobster risotto)
    • galletto alle spezie (spiced cornish game hen with garlic potatoes pomme william & carmelised lemon carrots)
    • pere a balsamico caprino al miele (balsamic roasted pears with whipped goat cheese)
    • gusto truffles

This was Living Fresh’s first time working our floral magic in the Hacienda Sarria and we were thrilled at the opportunity to unleash our creative juices in such a remarkable venue. It was also a treat to work with the volunteer committee at HopeSpringsas well as Lynn and her team from Special Events and Flowers who provided the decor elements for the event.

Our goal with the flowers was to emphasize the fine Italian food theme with a bit of the rustic, old world charm Italy is famous for. We did so by creating highly textured floral arrangements in shade of white and cream with a touch of fresh green grapes. For the table centrepieces we used mocha coloured painted terracotta pots, created a very large pedestal urn arrangement that became the focal point in the courtyard and hung two swags to on balconies over looking the courtyard.

The following flowers were used to create the florals for the event:

  • vandella roses
  • polar star roses
  • white hydrangea
  • green grapes
  • white waxflower
  • white limonium
  • leucadendron
  • white carnations
  • cottonbush
  • birch branches
  • israeli ruscus
  • salal
  • white hypericum berries
  • white alstromeria

We are looking forward to working with HopeSpring and the Hacienda Sarria again!

You can check out more images from the evening here!