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Morning Gifts

What a wonderful gift this morning! I love the fog! And this morning we had a little. My morning walk is even more wondrous in the fog.

Earlier in the week, it was the rain! I was totally taken with the rainwater on the spider webs. Finished my walk and grabbed my camera. Now… you already know that I’m not much of a photographer but I’m going to share these photos with you anyway… just in case they might remind you to …’stop and smell the roses’… enjoy all the little blessings of the day… take a deep breath and be inspired by the world around you… be ‘present’ in every moment… ‘make it a great day’!   (remember when David Hartman used to sign off with that encouragement everyday, on GMA?) SAM_1227



































Sorry to see this clematis waning. I’ve enjoyed cutting long vines for arrangements this summer. Just look at how many tiny little flowers there were!



This is a beautiful green clump of chives… just about to come into full bloom. These are so gorgeous in bouquets, IF you don’t mind their garlic-y fragrance.


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The Best Brides…

Just a quick note to say again that I have the Best Brides. And the Best Mothers of Brides.  Haven’t you heard me say that?  The Best!

Using orchid plants on head table.

Using orchid plants on head table.

I hear stories and see tv shows about brides that are contrary, complaining and hard to please.  You know that show called Bridezillas? I’ve quit watching it. I just don’t find brides to be like that. I know… I might be jinxing things (oooooo… I hope not) but ‘my’ brides/the brides I’ve worked with have been the Best. I could write a chapter about each one and how special they’ve been.  And their Mothers have been just as remarkable.  I am so very thankful to these ladies for the pleasure and joy of working with them.

Some brides know what they want. Some brides simply give me their color palette and answer my very important question (What are three words that describe the atmosphere you want to create at your wedding?”) and wait to see what happens. That’s what Natasha did.

But all have been the BEST.   Thanks for five years of absolutely wonderful relationships!  I remember every one of you fondly!

Head Table Banquet Style Here are some pictures from the latest wedding.
Venue: Affairs By Pinehurst
Bride & Groom: Natasha & Nathan

Basket for Natasha's flower girl. Antique basket with fresh flowers - wax flower, alstromeria, Italian ruscus

Basket for Natasha’s flower girl. Antique basket with fresh flowers – wax flower, alstromeria, Italian ruscus


SAM_0908 with bride's bouquet only

Natasha's Bouquet