a gorgeous garden affair

  Last Saturday, I spent the loveliest afternoon helping set up a wedding at Mackay Gardens. The sweet bride was Sara, who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing since our days of conjugating verbs and reciting the translation of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in Mrs. E’s latin class {more than 10 years ago, whew!!}. No…

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goin’ to the chapel

One of my favorite parts of my job is discovering all of the churches, halls, and venues scattered around our small hometown. Just when I think I’ve seen them all, a bride introduces me to a new hidden gem. Last weekend, Jen and Jon said “I do,” at Homeland Methodist Church, a historic chapel built…

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a little bit country

I mentioned in an earlier post that we booked five weddings this month. Super exciting stuff, and a record number of bookings for a single month. Let’s recap: First there was Jessica’s wintry wonderland nuptials with pounds of peppermints and bushels of red roses. Then we brightened things up for Kim’s elegant backyard I-dos with…

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what we’ve been up to

You know… besides blogging. December is usually the biggest month of the year for us. Between Hanukkah, Christmas, event and party florals, and all the fun “boss stuff” that comes with wrapping up the end of the year, we stay pretty busy around our little flower shop. This year, on top of all the usual…

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just another day at the office

Now that I have a few weddings under my belt, I’m really starting to love designing them! Especially when the bride is an old friend. Like Sarah, who’s tying the knot today with her fiance, Kevin (who we see lots of, because he runs our UPS route for the shop and brings all of my Hautelook…

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my first wedding!

I’ve worked on a lot of weddings in my time at the flower shop, but usually in a supervisory role. I consult with all the brides, come up with the vision for the designs, and work with my designers to bring that vision to life. But up until recently, I didn’t actively participate in the…

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orange you glad?

This week is Spring Break ’round these parts, which makes for a pretty quiet flower shop. Apparently, kids on vacation from school aren’t begging their parents to take them to the local florist; unlike the pet store which was bursting at the seams with families when I stopped in to pick up dog food yesterday…

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