Friday, October 30, 2009

black and white(s)

I had a beautiful little bride get married in the middle of the rainiest October since the 50's. But just when I was going to curse the clouds for ruining her day, the sky broke, trees stopped dripping and the sun painted pink the entire sky- perfect.

Sorry about the bad pics, I need to learn how to use a camera.
How good is Muse, by the way?

Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm doing this as I watch Toddler's and Tiaras...

some bouquets....
and by the way, it's been raining for 21 straight days. I know I'm supposed to feel fortunate about living where there's fresh water and all but SERIOUSLY, I need a little sunshine in my life.

oh, oh oh, and I met the most amazing girls today. Sarah of Sarah Anna Photography and Christine of The Sweetest Course We are planning ONE HELL of a show for brides to be with style and taste (and wine and apps) for Feb of 2010. Can't wait!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I'm waiting for something....

Or or the right person I guess.

I can't stop thinking about a question I received over the weekend at the bridal show. I keep playing it around in my head, changing the voice, pitch, manner in which I ask it- but there is no way to make it right.

"can you make a heart-shaped bouquet of roses, with um, diamonds all around it and hanging pearls?

let me repeat it:

"can you make a heart-shaped bouquet of roses, with um, diamonds all around it and hanging pearls?


I stare ahead in disbelief.

I can't possibly have heard this, right?

I have before you four bouquets, each vastly different from the next, my favorite with pine, cafe au lait dahlias, blush garden roses, sunflowers, euc, kale, and tall wheat I cut that morning....

"umm.... I don't think I can do that."

Was this the right answer?!?! When you are starting your business, can you say "no?

Friday, October 16, 2009

The website is in the works! We have awesome designers working on the logo, look and layout of everything so it's easy to navigate and peruse. So exciting! But in the meantime, you can email me at with questions, requests, quotes or a recipe. Bridal show tomorrow- should be fun!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What an awesome weekend. Spent most of the time hiking with Ranger on cold sunny mornings, taught my first yoga class (!) and met an amazing bride getting married this month. I LOVED planning my wedding; sometimes I tell Shane I want to get married again just so I can do the whole napkin, menu thing all over again. sighhh....

Here's a pic of the pooch (none yet of the Brut). Get acquainted- you'll hear about them plenty.

And some randoms mixed in with a wedding from a few weeks ago. She's a pretty bride, isn't she?

I'm on a Deerhunter kick- wish they came to Chicago more.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

wait there's more!

Oldies but goodies

I've been amassing pics from these small table arrangements I did all summer at work. I wouldn't exactly call it "hoarding" but if pictures were old newspapers and knickknacks, I'd only have a path to the front door. Speaking of, I can't stop watching Help! I'm a Hoarder! because Christ- I’m jealous these people get to keep everything they find! Shane would’ve kicked me out if I brought home every leaf, box or magazine I wanted. More to come later....

Friday, October 9, 2009

Oh My! those are pretty!

Oh My! floral co. is underway! Here we are, waiting for the website to get rolling trying to figure everything out.

A lot of work lately which is awesome and a bridal show going on the 18th of this month along with a wedding on the 30th. I wish I could get the business crap settled so I can start full swing. Doing this along with a full timer is pret-ty hard.
Been listening to Metallica a lot lately- love the lulling of Hetfield on an early morning drive.