Karim and Elizabeth were married in a beautiful elopement at the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC. It was a lovely winter day in the city, and the pictures are simply amazing - the dramatic stone architecture at each setting gave the day such an elegant feel! Karim and Elizabeth envisioned a sleek, modern backdrop for their intimate ceremony, with a dramatic pop of florals amid neutral colors. To bring their vision to life, we used white anemones, ranunculus, lisianthus, and a mix of spray and garden roses with dark greenery, which provided gorgeous visual interest against Elizabeth’s elegant gray dress!Read More
I am SO excited to share a recap of a Private Business and Floral Design workshop I hosted in February! I welcomed the ladies behind the Corner House B&B, Jenny and Kelley, into our home and studio for an entire day full of learning and we had an amazing time together! The Corner House B&B is in Rockport, Indiana, so it was such an honor to welcome these ladies who flew in from a different state for the workshop, and it was so fun being able to devote the entire day to specifically diving into their business!
We started off the day with coffee/tea and breakfast and then dove straight into the content- where I taught about marketing, the booking process, creating design proposals, and more! We talked about how to market your new business without going into debt, how to book brides in a simple and straightforward way that doesn’t involve dozens of emails, time spent tweaking proposals and research, and how to create proposals that convert and showcase the creative vision of both you and your client! We made an action plan for the Corner House and discussed their overarching goals and broke it up into manageable steps. Specifically, we focused on streamlining and ways to invigorate their marketing efforts and online presence!Read More
am SO excited to share a recap of the January Business and Floral Design workshop! We welcomed the workshop attendees into our home and studio for an entire day full of learning, laughter and the beginning of new friendships, and we all had an amazing time together! The attendees came in Virginia and Pennsylvania, and it was so fun being together and getting to know everyone!
We started off the day with coffee/tea and breakfast and then dove straight into the content…Read More
Rachel and Mike had the perfect wedding day at one of my absolute favorite wedding venues, Early Mountain Vineyard, in Charlottesville. The very first time I talked to Rachel and Mike was over a Skype call, and I just immediately loved both of them and how down to earth and fun they both were! Throughout the planning process, I was able to meet Rachel's sister and mom too, and we even got to meet up for coffee just to catch up!! I'm so happy that I was able to design their wedding flowers, and that we became frinds!! Early Mountain so beautiful in the fall, and Rachel and Mike had their ceremony outside and had the gorgeous Charlottesville mountain views as a backdrop to many of their lovely portraits!! Rachel envisioned white and green flowers, with pops of burgundy, and dusty blue, her accent color! The bridesmaids wore that beautiful dusty blue shade, which was such a lovely contrast to their white and burgundy bouquets, and Rachel's bouquet was full of some of my favorite blooms, including ranunculus, peonies, garden roses, anemones and more! The ceremony focal point was a natural birchwood chuppah, with whimsical greenery designed on it and lovely fabric draping.Read More