When Brooke’s flowers arrived on the Friday before her wedding, I learned one very important lesson. I need more buckets. I used every large container, vase, stock pot I had. I even grabbed the trusty puke bucket. TMI? Sorry. That’s just how many I needed. But don’t worry, the puke bucket was clean. Should I really be talking about puke during a post about weddings and flowers? Etiquette probably would say no, but sometimes you just need to keep it real. And I really needed more buckets. Honey, I would like 20 buckets for Christmas. Just putting it out there if you are DIYing your flowers, you need lots of big containers.
But my bathroom never looked lovelier!
Brooke, her parents, sister, nephew and two friends came over to help with the flowers. It takes a village, my friends! Brooke and I worked together on her and her sister’s bouquet while the others arranged all the mason jar centerpieces. It was such a fun and joyful afternoon. Talking, laughing, crying and having so much fun creating together. I was so happy with how they turned out. After each bouquet I felt more confident. My friend Kelsey got stopped by a woman as she walked the bouquets to the Hopleaf (she had an empty fridge at her Airbnb and graciously offered to refrigerate them overnight) and was asked if she made them. She told her they were stunning! This experience has boosted my confidence and I now officially want to become a florist!
And now what you’ve all been waiting for (or at least what I’ve been so excited to show and share), the photos of the flowers. Big thank you to Anna Sodziak, my good friend and Brooke’s amazing wedding photographer for the use of the photos. They are seriously some of the best wedding photos I have seen. She perfectly captured all the love, joy and laughter. See more of Brooke and Brandon’s wedding on Anna’s blog. Engaged couples, actors, pregnant ladies, anyone, HIRE ANNA! She’s so lovely to work with and is just an amazing talent!
Thank you, Brooke and Brandon for asking me to be part of your wedding and having such confidence in my skills. Love you both! Doing this has been a dream come true. It has finally helped me figure out what I want to do with my life, which I have been struggling to figure out for years. It combines my art background with my love of gardening. Stuff is going to happen. Stuff is already happening! And thank you, Anna for your lovely photos and the one of me at the end. Would you look at how damn happy I am working with those flowers! Sheer joy!
If anyone is interested in working with me, I am available and please send me a message.