So Long 2016

Hello Sweet Friends. Well, I decided to end the year with my second ever blog post. 

As we all know, 2016 was a good year for some, and an awful year for many. It sure did have it's share of ups and downs. Loves and losses and crazy political things we don't need to get into. America, we are here if you need us;)

My year started out re-opening my store in a new location ,independently after starting the business as a partnership. Needless to say, that was a difficult point for me. After almost an entire year solo, I couldn't be happier with my decision to continue as a retail florist in a small, welcoming community. Thank you all for being so supportive and amazing xo

Since 2016 was a crummy one for so many, I wanted to share some of my favourite images from a wedding that I really feel passionate about. The Mother of the bride is a very dear friend and I was honoured to create for her daughter on her important day. The couple had such incredible taste and despite the rain, it was one of the most beautiful functions I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Foxglove Photography captured the event and Bin 23 handled the Catering. 

This is my sunshine through the fog of 2016. Bring on 2017! A year of beauty and positivity. XO

 

The vase of many faces! And the Mother of the Brides favourite vessel of the 108 they trusted me to fill. I must admit, it quickly became a favourite of mine as well. My husband dubbed to the Game of Thrones vase:)

The vase of many faces! And the Mother of the Brides favourite vessel of the 108 they trusted me to fill. I must admit, it quickly became a favourite of mine as well. My husband dubbed to the Game of Thrones vase:)

Yes! Every Wedding should have a campground of Westies for their guests and Wedding Party. In my opinion;) 

Yes! Every Wedding should have a campground of Westies for their guests and Wedding Party. In my opinion;) 

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The old drive shed on the venue property quickly became the back up ceremony site as the rain came. I must say, it turned out pretty darn beautiful and perfectly intimate. 

The old drive shed on the venue property quickly became the back up ceremony site as the rain came. I must say, it turned out pretty darn beautiful and perfectly intimate. 

So many fun details were everywhere throughout the reception space.

So many fun details were everywhere throughout the reception space.

Fresh Flowers. Naked Cakes. Home Baked pies and Macaroons. 

Fresh Flowers. Naked Cakes. Home Baked pies and Macaroons. 

Harvest Tables, Antique Tea pots Filled with Flowers and  Ivy table runners stole my heart. 

Harvest Tables, Antique Tea pots Filled with Flowers and  Ivy table runners stole my heart. 

Home Made Bar. Of Course.

Home Made Bar. Of Course.

In place of passed hors d'oeuvres, the couple opted for placed charcuterie boards. Which doubled as gifts to their guests! 

In place of passed hors d'oeuvres, the couple opted for placed charcuterie boards. Which doubled as gifts to their guests! 

I hope the the raw beauty of these images will help to inspire those of you planning your special day. xo Photography by  www.foxglovephoto.com   Catering by www.bin23.ca

I hope the the raw beauty of these images will help to inspire those of you planning your special day. xo

Photography by  www.foxglovephoto.com   Catering by www.bin23.ca

Blog? Me? Really?

Today was a day for learning. Learning that I am a Florist. Learning that I am Not an SEO expert, or a Web designer, or even a little bit savvy in the tech department. So I apologize in advance if this post is mixed with the template supplied by the website host (if thats the right term?). I learned a lot about improving my website's title line (is that the term?). About how and why we blog (sort of?). Kind of my reason for doing so right now:) I also learned that its important to save our blog if you get sidetracked with other things mid blog. But hey, 3rd times a charm right?:)

Most of all I learned about how kick ass our community of young entrepreneurs really is. Young professionals near and far. Work together and not against each other. It's really amazing! We are all out here in the world, not getting paid, for the same sense of achievement. And of course to maybe one day actually get paid. Its so awesome having so many talented people around to count on for support. To drink coffee with, bounce ideas off of, collaborate with etc. You know who you are. And I Thank You! I am totally lucky to be a member of this great independent business community.

For example, the reason I'm writing today. My annoyingly talented, photographer friend Alana (1486 Photography) gave me the push and knowledge I needed to start tackling the big, bad, mean, ugly, scary, SEO world. I may have already forgotten most of the technical shit we discussed, but I still feel I can slowly start to write to you sweet people thru this blog. As suggested by Alana. But about things I love and I'm passionate about. Not Website mumbo jumbo boring blah blah blah. Things like Flowers, Art, Food, Boxer dogs, Pugs, Funny jokes that are a tad offensive. You know, rainbows and sparkles, clouds and birdies... 

So here goes nothing! Maybe one day I will learn to attach a pretty picture or two as well;)

xoKrystal