Spring Recap: Part 3 Luncheon at The DoubleTree

A gem that not everyone may know about, the DoubleTree Hotel is conveniently in Downtown Memphis near the RedBirds Stadium, Rendezvous, and an array of unique things that our city has to offer. The staff at the DoubleTree is SO wonderful! What an amazing eye opening experience. We were all treated a southern inspired but Asian updated lunch menu and I ATE EVERY BITE. The new Executive Chef, Kaia Brewer created an array of mouth watering food sculptures on dinnerware. From the berry salad, to the pork chops and Asian potatoes, to the "Strawberries Three Ways" we ate so well that there wasn't much talking. That's when you know it's good! As dessert came out so did the camera phones and that's when you know it's beautiful too! The facilities at the Doubletree are perfect for weddings and large meetings and we learned about their in house staff for lighting and catering.
Luckily Jay Johnson of Jay C. Johnson Photography and Ande Demetriou of Gemini Multimedia were among the guests so we have photos and videos of the whimsical decor I provided as well as my shabby phone pics of the afternoon's fun.
As for the Flowers: There were over 500 mini Narcissus each bunched and leaning out of white ceramic rectangles, and at the center of the four tables was a display of Forsythia. All of these flowers are very dear to me because of their seasonality. I won't be able to work with them again until next March. Good thing I had an excuse this Spring!

A Special Thanks to the following people for making this possible:
All of the Fabulous DoubleTree Staff
(who were so friendly and helped me set up and clean up my flowers)
(for coordinating and making Haute Horticulture a key partner of the Luncheon and Jaime for providing my entertainment as seen by my phone pics of her)