February 14th, 2014

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Last weekend I went to Birmingham, Alabama with two assistants to work on a wedding. It was one of those jobs where everything goes right and we got to eat wedding cake when it was all said and done. Doing flowers, especially for these larger, more involved events, you can either be an artist or the hired help.  This family was divine, and I mean truly. Bringing us coffee and cookies, gushing over flowers. Completely setting our studio up, introducing us to their yard man who cut several truckloads of branches and vines for us to use. Not to mention I had my two favorite flower girls by my side and a some really talented local assistants along for the ride. It was heaven, and so validating to remember that weddings aren't all about show and flash. This wedding had a really big heart.
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2 It's Valentine's Day and I should be slinging flowers all over town but instead I'm taking the day off. Michael and I are headed out for coffee and some exploring of our new neighborhood then making dinner at home. Doesn't 2 years ago seem like a lifetime? (And also just last week.) The rom-com plot thickens, our heroine moves to California to be with a man and also falls in love with the ceaseless orange blossoms and sunshine. The story still twists and turns, but the ending doesn't seem that important anymore.

32 comments:

  1. Teared up a little reading this, happy for you. x

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  2. Amy's gorgeous flowers and candles...perfect. Was it snowing in Birmingham? Best wishes with the evolving rom-com, Leslie in Portland, Oregon

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    1. It did snow when we were there! Exciting for everyone, especially me since I'm not getting my snow fix here.

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  3. Excellent blog you’ve got here. It’s difficult to find high-quality writing like yours nowadays. I really appreciate individuals like you! Take care!! You can visit my site.
    Toilet

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  4. Gorgeous blooms. And yes, isn't it odd that life is completely unlike a novel? We read a novel, and demand a satisfying ending. In life, the ending is the same for everyone, so it's really the story that matters.

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  5. this is breathtakingly beautiful, both in pictures, meaning AND happiness.... I absolutely adore those little roses and the deco is quite similar to what I had at my (2nd) wedding. Love ranunculus, adore poppies, only the wildly winding tulips are missing, lol....
    Wishing YOU and your love a very happy continuing of your way together to a beautiful life 'à deux'.
    Kiki (in France)

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  6. Love the flowers and the pics are beautiful! :-)

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  7. Wishing you much success & much love with your Cali beaux. Beautiful photos.

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  8. The flowers are beautiful and the plot of this rom-com sounds perfect x

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  9. Amy it all is just beautiful. You are one lucky gal!!

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  10. perfection. I love your blog and I love your flowers. It is on my bucket list to one day have flowers designed by you at some significant life event, or even just a bouquet.

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  11. As they say- "California is always a good idea." Will you be setting up shop?

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  12. Fabulous flowers and Candles. Just a perfect place. I love your blog. get youtube views

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  13. Fabulous flowers and candles. Just a perfect place to enjoy valentine's day. Love your blog. get youtube views

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  14. Just procured a "one day a week dogs body with the option of two to three in the near future" post at a Florist Design School... I turn 40 in two weeks... life has so many twists and turns that we may as well forget the beginnings and just let our tangled webs be weaved...... ♥♥♥♥

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  15. your story is so so cute and the flowers on that table? absolutely stunning.

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  16. Oh wow. I'd love to be a florist, but I've no idea how someone gets into that sort of thing. Beautiful pictures. x

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  17. Those bouquets are wonderfull!

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  18. FINALLY FOUND MY NEW FAVORITE BLOG

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  19. 2 years ago. crazy. i remember coming by with my sister in law. pre 67 west street days. oh man. miss your face around these parts! xo!

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  20. So sweet! I liked your story. The flowers are just wonderful. Flowers are always given inspiration and fresh look. In designing and decorating your home the flower take a great part in it, as they just make your home blossoming. Thank you for sharing the great post and the story.

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  21. Wonderful flowers :))

    I'm also a florist here in New Jersey. We do varieties from home decoration to wedding.

    If you guys have a family member or a friend here in New Jersey. We do flower deliveries. Check our website :)

    www.europeanpetals.com

    Have a lovely day.... Thank you :)

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  22. You are an inspiration! I just loved your article on being a small business women to getting your own apartment. So guess what? I moved into my own 2 bedroom apartment last october that is incredibly spacious. I can now have the space I need to do my business. Thanks Again!
    Kemi
    http://www.myherbalcompany.com

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  23. Oh your photographs are so beautiful, they make my heart sing! So happy I stumbled upon your blog it has cheered my weekend along. X
    lallymacbeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. absolutely stunning! I just love your story! GREAT!!!!

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  25. Just ran into your blog and even though I work in a different business area, I could spend the entire day admiring your pictures and your designs.

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