The first big use for the space was floral design for 3 weddings. With the help of an able crew of ladies, and John of course, we cut flowers and prepped raw material to be used for the weddings. This starts early on Thursdays for our wedding cycle.
Flowers come in from the field and go to the cooler. We moved them to the studio by the truckload after they were cooled off from the field. And then the magic little flower factory started churning out arrangements.... (fueled of course by coffee, snacks and the late night bottle of vino)
Once all the design work is done, everything gets packed up to travel and sent back to the cooler until we're ready to go to the sites.
Wedding one: Peak's Island, purple, lavender and blue
Wedding two: In the Country, red, orange, yellow and white in vintage milk glass and antique blue glass ball jars
(Can we just love on all that color for a moment?)
Wedding three: At the Beach, peach, lavender, green and white for the personal flowers and color galore in vintage apothecary bottles and tins for the tablescapes.
(And, we did not grow those big David Austin roses here, alas they were ordered in from our wholesaler)
(darling little summer crab apples make my heart sing)
And can I just mention that a girl can really fall in love with a ribbon rack!
After a full weekend of flowers, we are gearing up to open the retail side of the studio/store this morning.
Hours are 7AM to 7PM, seven days a week. Stop in, tell us what you think, take home something delicious to eat and some flowers for your table. Everything is self serve but we'll be around to help if need be.
Opening a store feels a little like you're about to have a big party and you don't know if anyone you've invited is going to show up!