It's always a good time to brighten someone's day. But now, especially so. In the last week it has really hit me that I'm missing some people. I have had a small circle the past few months and I'm missing some people in the bigger circle. Can you relate? In a time when many of us aren't meeting in person or shopping as much in physical stores, it's wonderful to have
It's wedding season! Spring and fall are both busy times for weddings but fall is definitely the winner! Wedding vendors have full schedules in September, October, and November. Why fall? It's a favorite season for many. The weather is pleasant and the colors are beautiful. If you are wanting an outdoor ceremony or reception, it is really the perfect time.
The beginning of a new year brings a plethora of forecasts about all subjects. The wedding industry is no exception. I read many of these because I am interested in what others are seeing trending in their markets and how it may apply to my own market. There are things I also notice in talking with couples and other vendors. So, here is my 2019 wedding trend forecast.
It has been a great year! I am excited to share what is ahead for 2019 but I think it's also important to look back on all that has happened. So, here are the stats! In 2018 we had 17 events, 2 flower bars, and 28 individual custom orders. That included: 81 bouquets 99 boutonnieres 41 corsages 381 table arrangements 13 arches/backdrops 50 pieces
I am SO excited to start offering classes. So, why classes? My background is in education. I taught for 10 years before changing careers. I did not leave teaching because I didn't like doing it. I wanted more flexibility in my schedule so that I would be able to participate in more things with my own children. I am passionate about what I do and want to share
Let's rethink the corsage and boutonniere. They have been around for decades... centuries, maybe? But that doesn't mean we need to continue making them the same way. I have shared many times that I now make wrist corsages on bracelet cuffs. They are more versatile, easier to make (in my opinion), and most importantly--much more comfortable. Those uncomfortable
I don't hide that I prefer to use seasonal ingredients in my designs. November can be a tough month, though. When Mary told me that she liked the muted tones of November and dried flowers, I was excited! This was the first wedding I have been able to design with dried elements and I love the look of both the dried flowers and ornamental grass
Superheroes and legos? Sure! It is not your typical wedding design but I love doing things that are not typical. This was SO. FUN!!! It helped that Ryan and Christi were such a great couple to work with. We started with the bold colors used in comic books. The reception was at the Old Post Office Place. We created three different designs for the guest
When I was in 8th grade, we took a test that recommended a career for us. My results said I should be a florist. I remember thinking, "What?! That's not what I'm supposed to do! I'm supposed to go to college and have a powerful career!" I did go to college. I earned a degree in Music Education and had a successful 10-year teaching career that I loved.
When you ask someone to name fall colors, they will probably list the traditional warm tones of reds, oranges, and yellows. Think beyond that though and there is another palette we often see this time of year with cool blues, grays, and brown wood tones. This is the palette we used for Christine and Adam's wedding at the Bauerhaus. Their outdoor ceremony was held