I really love when other friends who work in our wedding community ask me to create something beautiful for their day. I met Kelsie for the first time back at Bliss the Bridal Event last year. Kelsie is an incredibly talented Make Up Artist and back in the summer we had so much fun collaborating on a styled shoot at my parents house on the river (Check it out!). Not only does Kelsie have a gift with make up - she can also plan one gorgeous wedding!
Ian + Kelsie tied the knot at Merseys River Chalet & Nature Retreat back in October. I think these gorgeous photos taken by Sydney MacLennan Photography do the perfect job of capturing what a special place this really is. Kelsie's flowers were a soft and wild mix of dried lavender, caspea, wax flower, babies breath and mixed foliage.
Congratulations Kelsie + Ian!
Whew. What a whirlwind. As I sit here on January 6th, in a brand new year, I've quietly had some time to think and reflect on all the amazing opportunities I've had in 2016; and since starting this tiny little business really. I've had a love for floristry since my very first part time job in a retail shop at the age of 16. Right from then I knew, in some capacity, this would always be what I'd do. I had found my 'thing'.
I can remember being pregnant with Bella. 2 weeks over due... In July. Sitting with a scribbler, jotting down ideas, plans, dreams. Wondering how I would continue to learn and grow in a career that I love so much, while still being the mom I wanted to be. If only I knew then what I know now! With my first seasons under my belt and over 50 weddings booked for 2017, I know in just the blink of an eye the next season and all the flurry of activities that it brings along will be knocking on my door. So it's got me thinking, what's next?
2017 will see some big changes for us! For the first 2 years, I've run the show from a small unfinished room in my home, co-occupied with my pups Chole & Lady! As business continues to grow and contracts become larger we've out grown the home studio; which is exciting to say. When I made the decision to start looking for a new home for my Studio I have to say it was a little intimidating. I had a pretty specific vision of what I wanted it to look like. Close to the water, tons of natural light, lots of storage, space to host workshops, the prefect area to meet with clients, display rentals. After all, If I am going to be giving up the comforts of home, it's going to be for a place that I love! Over the next month we'll start the process of moving, painting, decorating, building, set ups and of course creating beautiful weddings! I am so excited to share this with you all as things start to come together!
In addition to the studio which will remain by 'appointment only', we'll also be adding two new members to the Twig & Twine team - which is mega exciting! Make sure to follow along with us on this crazy little flower journey. I'll be posting new blogs and Instagram stories throughout the process to keep you guys in the loop - because really the work is just starting!
Thank you so much for all the love + support. Here goes nothing!