Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Little Faith

As Violet Gardens Floral Designs grows I'm learning to build the foundation of my business on faith alone. And the reason I say this is because it's the only thing that pushes me through when bookings get slow, when uncertainty creeps up, or when I'm eager for everything to happen all at once because I see everyone moving

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Old Friends

This prom corsage is the inspiration around my blog entry. It was created for a prom date for one of my bestie's younger brother's prom date(that's a mouthful right?). And it's the reason my Friday was one for the record. Too often do we get busy in our everyday lives and aren't able to spend time with our friends and family. Sometimes we just need a reminder that these friendships are precious and time sensitive. This was

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bring on the Glads

So I'm just now learning that my much loved Glads(short for Gladiolus) don't have such a good reputation in the wedding industry. Most soon to be brides won't say "I'd like Gladiolus in my bouquet or included in my decor." And I guess who can blame them. When I mentioned the flower to my colleagues, I got the response of  "Isn't that the funeral flower?" My reaction being "IT IS NOT!!!" And sure enough when I did the research I found that the flower is often used in funeral arrangements. But then again so are roses. Well I did more research and also found that there are very

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

For Mothers and Daughters

Though Mother's Day is next week I just had to share pics of this past weekend from a Mother Daughter breakfast that I attended of course with my mother, one of  best friends, her mother, her grandmother, and her 2 daughters. WOW that's four generations of women at one table and you couldn't tell us nothing!!! We laughed, joked, and just had a ball celebrating womanhood. Below are the corsages that I made for the event from pink roses and stock that I thought were dying and had no choice to use them but turned out pretty good after a little sprucing.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Bouquets & Boutonnieres

I want to first start out this post by showing these stunning red PEONYS. Someone's bouquet will be absolutely ravishing this weekend.

Some Fridays I work with my floral teacher(Lisa Somers of Petals and Promises LLC) in her studio to learn some designing techniques. These bouquets and boutonnieres are for her weddings this weekend. I enjoy

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Planting Seeds

OK, so almost a year ago while at my mentor's wedding, I had an epiphany about something BIG missing from my life. Now don't get me wrong, I'm very content and grateful for everything. I have a loving husband who is literally my better half, a handsome and intelligent growing son, great relationships with my family and friends, a great paying job and most of I am a child of GOD and could want for nothing. But, as I was
attending this  wedding I was completely struck with the desire of being included in the planning process of the most important day of a person's life. Now I'm also keeping in mind I had this feeling a couple of years ago and decided that I wanted to become a wedding planner, but mid-way through planning my very first