photography: Erica J Photography
models: Abby Jo and Kayleb Bowes
hair and makeup: GS Makeup Artistry
I just had to share some more of these beautiful images that Jessica Lorren took for the Stylemaker interview that was in Luxe Interior + Design May/June issue. We had so much fun behind the scenes capturing moments at the shop. I have to be honest the shop never looked so good. Doing the interview too was interesting because it made me stop and think about how everything got started with my business and where it’s headed. On a day to day basis I don’t really think about those things. If you are thinking of pursuing your passion, whatever that is, I encourage you to! It’s not easy for sure but the things that move you are usually never easy. You have to fight for it. There are so many days that I want to give up, serisously so many days. But moments like this when someone wants to hear your story and shows that they believe in you, you begin to pick yourself back up and go for it again. One day at a time, one foot in front of the other. It’s intimidating putting your art out there for everyone to see. I am thankful for a community that has been gracious and welcoming with my business. I love working alongside so many other talented creatives and small business owners. I love when someone is raw and vulnerable about the struggles and the victories. I see it as we are all in this together, otherwise what’s the point. I would love for anyone reading this to share what there passion is or if they are pursuing their passion what have been the struggles and victories. I think we need to share our stories more, be honest, be vulnerable. There’s freedom in it! Hope everyone has a beautiful week. Check out my workshop tab on my website to come create with us!
Makeup by: Jillian of Luka Cosmetics
Dress & Necklace: Vagabond Apparel
Photos by Shea Christine Photography // Cake by Earth & Sugar
It literally poured while we were setting up this wedding. Ponchos, bare feet, soaked jeans, basically jumping in puddles kind of rain. At first I was annoyed and then just embraced it. I had a feeling it was going to pass and the sun was going to come out. I was right, it was worth it to see how lush and green everything looked after the rain. Finding Light Photography captured it so well!
Beautiful photos by Sarah of Blink & Co. Photography
So we have done two workshops with Lani of Avenue Pottery and we are obsessed. Her pieces are beautiful & thoughtful plus she’s a whole lot of fun! Alex from Celis Produce is always willing to host which makes it a win win for everyone. The Celis shop is cute and intimate, perfect for small gatherings. As you see from the pictures eveyone gets to pick out a piece of pottery made by Lani and we walk through buidling your own succulent garden. An intimate chill evening, getting people together in the community to create. Not a bad way to spend an evening out. More to come in the near future. We will keep you posted!
Huge shout out to Hannah of Hannah Mayo Photography! Love all of your beautiful images you took for us.
So I am a little late posting this but oh well! I wanted to do something fun for Flower & Fringe’s 1 year anniversary. I had every intention of throwing a party but it was just too hectic. So instead I teamed up with Flight 1050 and Ian Joseph Jones Photography for this photoshoot. It was last minute, not really planned out but it came together just how I wanted it to.
I get asked a lot how long have you been doing flowers. Technically F&F is still in its beginning stages but I have been working with flowers since I was a kid. My aunt introduced me to the art and it has always been a passion of mine, hidden talent I guess. It was always a dream to have a flower shop but I didn’t think it would turn into a reality. Prior to flowers I had soooo many different jobs. Some fun, like yachting and some not so fun like the hearing aid company. I have moved and traveled and switched jobs and during those years I knew that God had put a passion in me but I didnt know exactly what it was. It was frustrating. I always loved art, creating, expressing myself. I thought I was going to be a fashion designer when I was highschool. So why for so many years was I at a desk filing papers and answering phone calls. I can now say that I wasnt ready for F&F. I needed time to grow up, learn life lessons. I still have a lot to learn. Alot of growing. In this past year I have learned so many lessons. There were days that I wanted to give up and move to another country. I say all this to encourage those that are on a path of figuring out what it is they were created for. This isnt my gift this is something that was created in me. I couldnt do what I am doing without the faith that I stand on. This art of creating flowers was something planted in me years ago and now it is finally blooming:) I am excited to see what the next year holds for F&F. I just want to thank everyone who has been encouraging me along this path. There have been days when someone has said something that has made it possible to keep moving forward. We need each other. We need community.
“Creative work is not a selfish act or bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
-Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
Spring Supper at Celis was birthed from a group of us envisioning an intimate dinner for those in the community. How can we bring people together and get them excited about an evening out? With so many ideas flying around we all decided the alley behind Celis would be perfect. Intimate, thoughtful, community gathering were words we based the event around. It was a group effort, we could have not done it without everyone getting excited and pitching in.
Alex from Celis and Ricky from Zipitio’s came up with the menu. Three course meal highlighting a latin flare and paired with wine. They had a whole team behind the scenes prepping and preparing each plate. All smiles might I add. We played off the atmosphere of the alley and brought in more plants, succulents, airplants and lots of candles. It was important to transform the alley into our very own dining room. Chris and Sonya of True Love Decor made that possible with all of their beautiful rental pieces. The tables, chairs, lights, old doors, dishes, napkins, flatware, goblets and the list goes on and on. Renee from Heartswell hand-lettered each menu and created tickets that each guest could take home. Kaylyn from Blindmonk picked the wines and came up with one of her signature cocktails to start off the evening. Her eye for detail and style were sprinkled around the event. Eddie & Caddy of Oak Media did an amazing job of capturing the event, climbing on roof tops and ladders to get the perfect shot. We had Jesse and Rachel’s VW bus, Flight 1050, there as the final touch. Ask them why it is called Flight 1050, it’s a really cute love story:).
We are already looking forward to planning the next one. I am excited to see how this community in WPB is growing and changing and people are supporting small businesses. We wouldn’t be able to do what we love if it wasn’t for a great community supporting all of us. Cheers to what is to come!