Menlo School Graduation Banquet

Last Monday was my first time visiting the campus of Menlo College. This was the location for this year's Menlo School graduation banquet in honor of all the 140 high school graduates and their families. Haute Horticulture was asked to provide the centerpieces for this large event and I thoroughly enjoyed working in tandem with Cathy Chen (Dean of the Senior Class), the parent volunteers, and the amazing Monica Kau to get this party full of flowers!

The centerpieces were divided into two designs. The first was a composite made up of 5 cobalt glass cubes with golden flowers on top. This reflected the gold and blue Menlo school colors. The second design was the Menlo "M" logo made completely of blue dyed roses and yellow carnations in a circular dish. It looked pretty wild from above!
My favorite design, however, was a bit unusual and adorned the welcome table as students came into the entrance of the gym. I had created a canvas with flowers that read, "09" and a paint can filled with blue rose petals as to appear that the flower canvas was painted with petals. I also made another composite arrangement connected with lily grass and full of movement.

All in all it was both fun, easy, and rewarding to work for Menlo and I look forward to a future relationship with the school. I must also thank Kathy Goodman from Well Rehearsed for suggesting Haute Horticulture for this unusual decor.

Enjoy the photos full of school spirit!
Give me an "M"!