Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer Garden Design on Style Me Pretty!

My dear friend Corbin Gurkin recently photographed a table top design I created, along with another dear friend, Judy of Flora Fauna, who created the incredible floral arrangements and bouquets, and low and behold! It was featured on Style Me Pretty's main page on Monday, what fun!
You can see all of the pictures and read the story behind the design here. Thank you Corbin and Judy, always a pleasure to work with you both!
How lucky I feel to get to work with such incredible talent and such incredible women every day.
Sometimes all a girl needs is a few people to say, "Let's do it!" or " Why not?".
I love seeing an idea come to life in reality and watching it take shape, as I set it up and incorporate the work of other creative souls. The communication process to get from an idea in my head, sprinkling in some ideas of other people's heads, to a real design is such a positive challenge. Here is a challenge for all of you: do something creative. Today! Just try it and let me know what you come up with!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Love & Lobster Coastal New England Weddings

(Photo: Brea McDonald Photography)
My old friend and guru photographer, Emilie Sommer has started a new blog called Love & Lobster, Coastal New England Weddings. Aside from the cute graphics, font and colors, it is filled with good details, and as always, in true Emilie fashion, filled with useful and great information.
There are links to great finds, pictures and articles with fun wedding ideas, trends and vendor features which give an inside and informative look into the workings of Maine wedding professionals.
You can read another of my dear friends' features here, Judy of Flora Fauna reveals things in her interview that I didn't even know about her!
(photo by Flora Fauna)
Another talented colleague, Joanne of Joya Beauty was also featured, one of the reasons I love living and owning a business in Maine-the great network of professionals who support each other, celebrate and encourage each other.
(Photos, L: Audra Photography, R: Flora Fauna)
And Love & Lobster recently featured Maine Seasons Events and yours truly in a vendor interview, so if there is anything you want to learn about me, my process or inspiration as it relates to wedding design and planning, hop on over to Love and Lobster and read my interview. Love & Lobster may be a new blog, but is already making waves!
(Photo: Brea McDonald)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Missing in Action

It is hard for me to believe that it has been since May 23rd that I posted....tisk, tisk! I have been so intentionally busy and anyone who knows me will attest to the fact that I am a habitual life stuffer. I tend to pack as much living, activity and creativity into every possible second as humanly or inhumanly I am back, to fill you in on a bit of what has been going on around here.
Summer has been filled with weddings, and I am wishing I could share some delish pictures, but those are slated for bigger blogs than my own, so we will have to wait on those a bit. I will post then when I am free to do so, I can't wait to show and tell the details!
We have managed to get the camper out on the road a few times, you know, in between weddings and meetings and photo shoots, and sometimes last minute. (Don't forget to bring a can opener when you go camping, even if you decide to go camping the night before you leave!)
There has been some hiking, swimming, adventure and sweet childhood summer memories in the making...we are watching our baby grow into an almost 3 year old, with a wit, tenacity and determination to rival even my own.
There have been tide pool explorations, many, many flower identifying lessons, swimming/floating exercises, ice cream shop visits, sandcastles and countless hours of e-mail, wedding designing, planning and execution.
There have been some major garden installations, changes, and additions, and we are also preparing ourselves to lose one of our beloved 15 year old cats to kidney cancer...
I will be back as often as I can in the coming weeks, this is my busiest month of the summer with a wedding every weekend, so stay tuned, I didn't fall off the face of the Earth!