When I've been away from this blog, it is always so hard to know what to write about and what images to show first. I may just ramble for a minute...
We were really busy this spring with some beautiful events and I can't wait to share images from some of them. Now, things are slowing down for the summer and I'm so glad because my house is loud with kids home for summer break. It is a violent shifting of gears and I am continually coming to terms with the fact that I am not a great multi-tasker. When my mind is full of creative flower-arranging, email answering, and quote-making thoughts, it is hard to be a fully present mom. I'm always trying to figure out how to do it better, but for now, I'm just glad for the break so that we can have slow mornings and go to the pool.
On another note, I'm so very excited to be on the preferred vendor list for Tennessee on the most beautiful wedding site, Once Wed! I feel so honored and humbled to be listed next to some of the vendors in the industry that I admire the most.
The images below are from a wedding I worked on this past November. I know, it's Spring, but I don't have those pictures yet. Coming soon!
This wedding was a blast to work on because Sarah, the bride, is a porcelain artist living and working in Brooklyn, and she made all of the vessels that we used for the flowers. They were absolutely stunning and I was a nervous wreck trying not to break anything! The event was a lovely mash-up of rustic/Southern meets modern/organic style.
Vessels and mobiles: hand-crafted by the bride, Sarah Cihat
Friday mornings are for coffee at our house. Since my husband, Lee, bought an espresso machine with his saved up Christmas and birthday money, we've been opening the door on Fridays to friends and neighbors who want a good cup. It has been this communal thing that we didn't expect and we are so grateful. We serve up coffee and then get to enjoy the company of whoever stops by. Everyone wins! And if I have a flower job, friends just step over the buckets of flowers and hang out while I make boutonnieres.
We have this dream to open a coffee flower shop one day. I have visions of a community of people gathering to share life with each other over a cup of coffee with the hubbub of flower design in the background. I'm sure it would be a crazy way to work, but something about it feels so right. Maybe one day. For now, if you are in the neighborhood on Friday morning, you can stop by for a cup and visit for a while.
Meredith of Teasley Photography and I are so very honored to be featured on Every Last Detail today! This past spring, Meredith and I collaborated on a styled shoot and we couldn't be happier to be featured today. Check out all of the images that Meredith so beautifully captured on their blog today!
I've recently partnered with the online stationary company, Minted., to create an inspiration board with one of their templates and beautiful wedding invitations. Most of the pictures on the board are from a styled shoot that I was involved in last year. It has been a pleasure working with Minted, so I hope you enjoy this little bit of inspiration! And if you are in need of anything stationary (especially the wedding invitations with florals!), you should head over and take a look around. I recently ordered a personalized journal and I love it!