May flowers, basically peony blooms that are harvested locally are in all my bouquets. Our wedding season started about three weeks ago and I am so excited to put all the planning/paper/notes into actual flowers. In most cases the brides and I have spent time with emails about details, so now it is time for flowers to happen!
Only because there were flowers involved did I agree to this day. I’d known for a few weeks that we were doing a photo shoot for Taylored Living Magazine. As much as I dislike having my photo taken, there was no way I was going to escape this happening. It took a great group of small business professionals/who are also friends to help me that morning. Thank you to each of them for being my confidence that day…you are all ‘rock stars’.
Make up…beautybyjess on facebook & instagram
Shirt…Andee’s Boutique on facebook & instagram
Photo…The Sweet Life Photography on facebook & instagram
The ‘SweetLife Photography’ took this photo of these beautiful peach ranunculus. Using ranunculus in bridal bouquets, boutonnieres or corsages are a favorite of mine. The color range of ranunculus can fit with any bride’s color pallet and the texture is… oh my. Can you tell I that when I got these beauties I wanted to just carry them around with me all day. If only they had a fragrance … Did you know that they are in the same genus as buttercups?
Being on the local radio show talking about what I’m doing in the studio, gardens and the local chamber of commerce is always such a fun morning. Angela is such a fun person to talk with about what is going on in our community. While there Delish Bistro always brings a sample of what is seasonal in the kitchen. It is always ‘delish’.
The ‘hundred hearts project‘ creator was on the radio that morning. She explained to us how gratitude changes everything and listening that day was so encouraging. Make sure to click on the link to find out the entire story and find yourself encouraged too.
This event was brought to our community by the Good Shepherd Health Care System and a huge ‘thank you’ to them for always bringing these wonderful programs to our community.
One afternoon I helped the local high school class design bridal bouquets. Education by actually being hands on is such a good teacher.
Spring is my favorite time of the year because of tulips, daffodils, sunshine and the warmer days.
I have been using parrot tulips all spring and their interesting edges, color combinations and some even have a two toned leaf.
The designs leaving the studio are local deliveries that bring smiles when delivered and that makes me happy.
In the greenhouse all the pots are planted and we have three rolling carts that made the planting season so much easier. These carts were also used in a magazine photo shoot we did in the greenhouse for Taylored Living Magazine. The article and photos come out on April 13th. You can subscribe to the magazine on line and I’d encourage you to do so, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Mary . Enjoy spring!
January is a time where many creative businesses refresh, reflect and plan for the year ahead.
Flowers fit right in with all those parts of my life and small business.
Enjoy the range from tropicals to refresh, bouquets to reflect upon and the new logo to help me plan ahead!
Enjoying tropical flowers helps me to look at another environment and imagine what could be the possibilities. It’s refreshing to get away and enjoy the sun,sand and warm water ! It is another perspective to look at your business, your town and your people from another location…you are refreshed when you come back.( Encouraging everyone to get away when you can).
Looking back to wedding flowers in 2018 helps me to evaluate how the overall look was. It reminds me of the day itself (extremely hot) and how the bride was such a kind and wonderful person to work with. Each bride I worked with in 2018 was ‘really’ a blessing to work with!
Planning ahead with a new logo is a great start to the studio and how everything works there. As I am changing everything over I can see if certain items need a bit of an update or adjustment. There’s always room for improvement, growth and I want that to happen for my creative business.
The gardens are always getting updates and there are some coming for 2019. Starting with the room the bride gets ready in…new paint and new overall look! More to come with all that…it’s big!