Susan and Jonathan

Susan and Jonathan were married on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Hard to believe it’s already been a year! I so enjoyed working with Susan and her Mom, Carol.  They are such sweet people and after our first meeting I felt like I had known them a long time. I was thrilled to be a part of Susan and Jonathan’s special day!

The ceremony was held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in West Columbia. This is one of my favorite churches In Lexington County as it is so pretty to look at as you are driving down Emmanuel Church Rd. It also has a beautiful altar area and I love that we get to make altar flowers there often for Sunday services! Susan chose all white for the ceremony flowers and we also attached bows to the pews.

The reception was held at Lexington County Municipal Center and catered by Rusty’s Catering.  Susan chose bright colors for the reception flowers. We made guest table centerpieces and a large buffet table centerpiece in oranges, yellows, purples and hot pinks.

Clark and Becki Berry photographed the big day and took amazing pictures, as always. James and Marianna Player of Absolute Wedding Films did the videography. They always do an awesome job too and I love watching their wedding films!

Happy 1st Anniversary, Susan and Jonathan!

Krista and Jason

I had the pleasure of being the florist for Krista and Jason’s wedding on August 18, 2012. The ceremony took place at West Columbia First Church of the Nazarene and the reception was held at the lovely Country Club of Lexington.

Krista and her mom Lynda were great to work with. Very easygoing and a lot of fun! They came in with lots of great ideas that incorporated unique and personal touches for Krista and Jason’s special day!

For Krista her 4 bridesmaids that wore black dresses, we made bouquets in shades of pink. They included garden roses, dahlias and gerbera daisies.  For the corsages and boutonnieres we used pink ranunculus.

For the ceremony decorations we made altar arrangements and also attached flowers to the candelabras using snapdragons, roses, lilies, hdyrangeas, gerbera daisies, dahlias and waxflower all in shades of pink.  Krista and Lynda fixed photo frames of both Krista and Jason as they were growing up and attached them to the pews all the way down the aisle. They were adorable and a great addition to the decorations. We added a gerbera daisy to each one and they really turned out cute! I also had the privilege of making an arrangement in a very special vase that has been used in their family weddings for many generations. What a neat tradition!

For the reception we made a vase arrangement for the foyer, a large arrangement for the food table and a centerpiece for each of the guest tables. Chain of Events added beautiful chair covers in the black and hot pink color scheme and they looked awesome!

Their wedding was photographed by the fabulous Liz of Zil Photography and she was kind enough to share some of the photos with me.

Their beautiful cake was made by Dianna Tornow of Aiken, SC.  We enjoyed meeting Dianna and her husband as they were setting up.

Congratulations Krista and Jason!! Thank you for letting me share in your special day!

Wedding MBA

I just returned from 3 days in Las Vegas and I wanted to tell you about my trip! I attended the Wedding MBA (Wedding Merchants Business Academy) 9th Annual Convention. It was my first time at this convention as well as my first ever trip to Las Vegas! What an adventure I had! I attended 18 seminars over 2 1/2 days and enjoyed seeing several wedding businesses in the trade fair, such as Wedding Wire, The Knot and many more. Over 2,400 wedding professionals from all over the country attended. There were wedding planners, DJ’s, caterers, photographers, videographers  and others and of course Florists! It was fun to meet so many different people from all over the country dedicated to helping Brides achieve their dream weddings!

The seminars covered topics such as wedding trends for 2013, mobile websites/social media, hiring a great team, learning more about “Gen-Y” brides, planning for success and more! Two of my favorite seminars were “Blog Busters” where we learned about content, tips & tricks for writing blogs and also “Sunny Side Up” –  Where we learned  ten (actually 20+) things we can do to have a better day!   A lot of things we already know but good reminders! Examples – Wake up early and exercise, eliminate distractions and keep focused, release yourself from envy and one of my favorites – have date nights!  Obviously a great topic for everyone not just wedding vendors!

I had a great time and I was really glad that I was able to go! Now I’m ready to get back to work and help the brides that have chosen Weddings by Jennifer to be their florist!!

Here are a few pictures from my trip!