“Do what makes your heart happy”, they say. Sounds easy, right? And it should be! That is, if you follow your heart; Like I did when I launched Blushing In Bloom Weddings & Events this Fall by planning and designing a rustic, styled shoot.
Growing up in the wedding industry, I have always been blessed with friendships and connections with different, creative professionals in this industry. While I believe that success is independently made and you create your own future, I also truly believe in the strength of relationships and the power that they have in propelling your business forward. I love meeting wedding photographers, floral designers, makeup and hair artists, rental companies and other wedding professionals; Each and every one of you inspire me and teach me something. With venue experience propelling me forward, and understanding the logistics that go into the complex planning of a special occasion, I decided to create Blushing In Bloom Weddings & Events.
Blushing In Bloom launched September of 2018. Offering full service event planning, month of coordination, and design and styling services… Blushing In Bloom creates a customized experience for each and every one of its valued clients. Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, and it should be treated with the individuality and care that it deserves.
Blushing In Bloom; The Meaning:
A lot of people have complimented the business’ name, “Blushing In Bloom” and ask me how I came up with it. Yes, it sounds cute and has some flow. . . But when you understand the meaning behind it… It is even more beautiful.
Blushing in Bloom portrays the idea that we must not be afraid to be ourselves; We must wear our hearts on our sleeve. At times we may feel as though we are apologetically being ourselves, hence blushing. As humans, we are constantly evolving our ideas and perceptions… coming into fruition as we try to achieve the very best version of ourselves, and accept new beginnings. We slowly bloom through life, with every new chapter and milestone. Our blooms both begin and end many times throughout our lives, as we develop into these better versions of ourselves. We hope, as time continues, that we can say we have bloomed gracefully, into a beautiful collection of relationships, experiences, memories, achievements, milestones and moments of love. Each and every one of us has undeniable, beauty within.
Styled Shoot & Official Launch:
To celebrate the official launch of Blushing In Bloom Weddings & Events, I planned and organized a styled shoot. The goal of this simple, but detailed styled shoot was to create a simplistic, rustic tablescape that depicted a backyard wedding. Using natural elements such as a rustic farm table provided by Westside Party Rentals, and wooden cross back chairs… I wanted to create a “woodsy theme” that was bright and cheery, and all the while moody, slightly vintage, and romantic.
Although it rained on the day of our shoot, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It was fun and full of laughter, which is exactly what a real wedding should be. Chris Bojanovich and his wife Malú, partners of Chris Bojanovich Photography, who have become trusted photographers and dear friends of mine, captured these beautiful photos of the setup. Professional Wedding Photographers based in Greenwich, Connecticut, and available beyond Connecticut and New York… Chris and Malú were, hands down, the first people I called. I wanted to have professionals that I know and trust, to help celebrate the launch of my new business. When Chris and Malú sent me photos of the shoot the following day, I was so taken back. . . The amount of LOVE and DETAIL that was captured, amazed me. Every raindrop, every little crevice in the wood of the table, and veiny fibers of the greenery. . . I could not have been more happy, or more excited about the way everything was captured! My expectations were beyond exceeded. It is one thing to setup something how you envision it, but to have it captured beautiful… Is the cherry on top! Chris and Malú were kind enough to venture into the rain with me, and we had the best time. . . Umbrellas, rain jackets, laughs, and all. Check out their Instagram page by clicking here !
Lauren, from Events with Grace helped create stunning place cards and menu stationary to help decorate each setting. With hints of shimmery gold in the stationary, and elements of greenery placed perfectly atop every menu. . . The stationary could not have matched the gold silverware and gold beaded chargers more perfectly.
All florals were kindly provided by Arcadia Floral Co. The runner was made of seeded eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus, with cream spray roses scattered throughout; simplistic, yet elegant. The florals on the cake had hints of blush pink, which I simply adored. It is an honor to work amongst some of the best professionals in the industry.
The dessert table displayed a beautiful, semi-naked cake made with love by Beascakes Bakery in Armonk, New York. Covered in buttercream and with a delicious vanilla filling, this cake was simply delicious! Beascakes Bakery was also so gracious to contribute bride and groom cookies to the shoot, that were cut into the shapes of hearts; Adorable! I may (or may not) make a stop here on my way to work to grab one of their famous and award-winning chocolate chip cookies once a week, sssh! 🙂
Also on the dessert table, were scattered apothecary jars filled with an assortment of all-white candies. Being that it was September, there was also a tall stack of Apple Cider Donuts that had Donut Bags placed next to them; These were created by Nottingham Paper Goods and wrote “Donut Mind If I DO”.
The styled shoot was the first of many more to come, and it was a fun and interactive way to launch Blushing In Bloom Weddings & Events amongst a few of my friends in the industry. I am so thankful to be doing what I love, every single day. . . And to be surrounded by fellow creatives who are true masters of their craft. Stay tuned as Blushing In Bloom continues to grow its portfolio, and help couples plan the wedding of their dreams. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Blushing In Bloom Weddings & Events
also plans intimate weddings, elopements and surprise proposals.
Bloom with grace friends.