this past June i had the honor and privilege of participating in a Battle of the Buds between 14 premier San Diego florists for the local launch of Wish Upon a Wedding, a non-profit group bringing dream weddings to people facing life-threatening or life-altering circumstances. how cool is that? the competition was fierce in our efforts to raise money for this fantastic cause. i entered a living “tide pool” table runner constructed of succulents, air plants, cholla wood and black lava (our beloved Hitched piece, re-upped). low and behold, i won the battle. !!! stay tuned for a special Tend feature in the next Ceremony Magazine. thank you for your votes and for reconfirming that sustainable design has a rightful place in the wedding world!