You might recognize this sweet gal! Our very own, Katie Blackwell is tying the knot with her high-school sweetie, Almon Miller this weekend (February 17, 2018) and we are over the moon excited for them! Katie and Almon’s love story began over 6 years ago and we’re giving you a sneak peek into their sweet engagement session with Lauren of Milly Photography. Get ready for some major cuteness below and be sure to follow us over on Instagram this weekend for all the beauty in store!
Hey gals! Can you believe it is already February and for that fact, middle of February?! It feels like January just flew by this year. We got back to the office post holidays on January 2nd and really hit the ground running… and we’ve kept on running and running and running since then. In this post, I am going to be recapping all of the things we were up to last month (and hopefully you will understand and forgive us for our radio silence on the blog and newsletter recently.)
We started January off with Whitley and Robert’s beautiful winter wedding. These two were married on January 6, 2018 in a sweet and intimate family only ceremony at The Chapel at The Waters. They then welcomed 250 of their friends to celebrate with them at the reception with amazing food by the fantastic Jennie Weller Catering, a super fun band that got the whole crowd out on the dance floor – Creativity, and a romantic sparkler send-off at the end of the night. We will be doing a whole blog post for these cuties later on (you won’t want to miss all the personal touches, gorgeous images, and sweet love story) but for now, here are a few of our favorite photos taken by fabulous photographer and sweet friend of ours Anna Godwin Photographs.
The next week, we had client meetings, site visits for a new bride (waving at you, Melanie) and a tasting at Pursell Farms (that left our bellies and hearts so full) for our sweet April bride Kayla! At the end of the week we got to be a part of a fun event for New York Life. We love brining our corporate client’s visions to life. One of our favorites from this event? Coming up with a unique gift for the attendees. We chose to tie in a custom debossed luggage tags from Leatherology with a tag printed with ‘May 2018 be your best journey yet’. They were placed in small boxes at each attendee’s place setting.
The third week of January was c r a z y. We started working on Sunday to prepare for a Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Auburn. We also had dozens of arrangements being made and delivered to the fabulous girls competing in the Distinguished Young Women of Alabama scholarship program. Our phones were ringing off the hook with sweet family and friends ordering beautiful blooms for their contestants. Over 80 arrangements went out that week to women participants and we were so delighted to be apart of such an exciting program! We also welcomed a new face to our office — our precious spring intern Kaleigh! She was a huge help that week and is a natural with flowers, which we are so thankful for! Here are a few peeks of designs that week:
Week 4: We got to work with our friends over at Jennie Weller Catering on a rehearsal dinner over at the Ware Farley Hood House. We loved getting to work on these mantelpiece designs which feature some elaeagnus that we foraged locally.
The last week in January brought us back to one of our favorite places, Auburn University! We got to create beautiful arrangements that tied in that Auburn orange for the Provost Advising Awards. We even did half of the centerpieces in little terra cotta pots so that the attendees could take home a little souvenir of fresh blooms!
Thanks for following along! We are looking forward to a busy February with two weddings and lots of pretties going out on Valentine’s Day this week. Pinky promising you will be hearing more from us this month!
Last Minute Gift Guides
Hey friends! If you’re anything like us, we’ve been pretty darn busy during the holiday season. So busy, that we didn’t even have time to think about gifts. Oops! Luckily, we’re here to lend a helping hand with the last minute gifts for the ladies in your life. (whether it be the dog lover, biz babe, or bestie, we’ve got ya covered!)
P.S. Do not miss out on our giveaway below!
We cannot wait for you to get to know one of our previous bride’s | current team SOPO gal + sweet Blooming Biz Babe, Anna! We obviously really adore her and know you will to. Check out her interview with us and where her love for photography started.
Our sweet couple Whitley and Robert are tying the knot on January 6th and we couldn’t be more excited! Whitley and Robert’s love story began when they were set up on a blind date by mutual friends and ended up chatting well into the evening at Railyard. They’ve been together for over 2 and a half years since then. We’re giving you a sneak peek into their sweet engagement session with Anna Godwin Photographs. We’ll go ahead and emotionally prepare you for the cuteness below that is their sweet pups: Prince Charming the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Red the Pitbull. When they asked if they could incorporate their adorable pups into their wedding day, we answered with a resounding YES! Take a peek at the beautiful imagery below, friends.
How would you describe your ideal date?
Successful day fishing and then going to an unbelievable seafood restaurant
Have you taken a vacation together? If so, what was your favorite?
We go to Orange Beach A LOT! Our favorite thing to do is go offshore fishing, snapper fishing in particular.
What is your favorite sports team?
Alabama Crimson Tide! ROLL TIDE!
Do you have any pets?
Red: Pitbull, 14 years old and Prince Charming (Charming): Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, rescued in 2013, age unknown but we estimate anywhere from 6-8 years old
What hobbies do you enjoy doing together?
We love to go offshore fishing, go to the beach, eat, watch documentaries, travel (we have several trips planned for after we get married)
Photography by: Anna Godwin Photographs
You know that wreath you have been wanting to create for your front door but have no idea where to start? Faux flowers scare the stew out of you and oftentimes look cheap and faux-gly (yup, I went there). Well, I have a few tips and tricks to save the day (and your front door) this fall. Welcome to Fall Wreath makin’ one-oh-one! Now, let’s get to gussy-ing up that porch of yours!
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