zoom away bride's bouquet
Are you getting married soon?
Have you gotten everything together?
Did you set the date and find the place you are getting married? Do you have your dress? How about your music? Limo? Reception venue and food selected? And a beautiful cake?
And flowers? Have you found a florist yet?
I learned something this weekend. Actually, I didn't learn it, I already knew it, but expressed it differently.
I was listening to a fellow at a recent business event I attended tell us why, after getting his degree so he could teach Spanish, he decided to leave teaching. He described how one day he looked at one of his students who never managed to get more than a 40% on a test. He said he was looking at him and thought to himself "I don't care if that kid never learns Spanish. He can lead a perfectly wonderful life and never speak one word of Spanish". That's when he knew it was time to leave teaching Spanish and do something else.
Although I never had that exact experience, after doing many, many flower arrangements for brides and many, many, many centerpieces for their weddings, I realized that I didn't have the passion for bridal flowers anymore. Now, please, don't get me wrong…Every bride deserves the wedding of her dreams. It is the stuff that many dreams are made of. It is the signal to the community that she and her groom are stepping into the future together.
A real time to celebrate and rejoice!
But for me? It's time to bow out (at least for now). Can I still do beautiful wedding flowers? Absolutely! (The prettiest!) But my heart wants more for a bride. I want every bride to have people surrounding her who care as much as she does…this is where I was coming up short. Just couldn't get stirred up enough to feel good about doing bridal flowers. Brides deserve more.
And so do I.
my newest flower inspired by french garden roses
Today, my joy comes from flowers, still, but flowers from a different viewpoint. I love helping others learn how to make their own flower arrangements. Helping people share and enjoy all of the light and joy that flowers add to any space is very satisfying.
My real passion, at least for now, is in the oversized flower sculptures I am making. They delight the heart and is there anything better than pure delight?
So, for all of the brides out there, make sure you find someone who you connect with. It will make the flower part of your wedding planning more enjoyable and memorable. This is good advice, so take it to heart.
For all of you doing jobs that you once loved but are feeling the need to move on, go out and have a look at something new. Maybe just another version of what you are doing right now. Something new could super charge you and make you smile every time you think of the challenges your new pursuit brings. This is also good advice, so please take it to heart!
Make today your best day ever!
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Looking forward to sharing NEW ideas with you about art and my journey back to doing art. flowers and who knows what else? For the last 30 years Michele has been designing beautiful flower arrangements for all kinds of people, from brides to prom goers, from dining rooms to boardrooms. Trained as a fine artist , Michele brought her unique vision to the art of Floral design. Designing flowers in a more relaxed,"unfloristy" way was always the goal when working for private clients.
Michele continues to do artwork , including paper sculpture (this is new!) and designing various products from table linens to greeting cards to holiday decorations, She continues to have a distinctive and diverse viewpoint she brings to her work. One of Michele's goals is to help people feel confidence and joy, enjoy art, enjoy flowers and enjoy the art of the everyday.