2020 has got off to a busy start!
We were honored to get to make flowers for Madison and John's recent wedding.
The Spencer / Stanley Wedding was held at Dove Hollow Estates in White Oak. Madison's colors were white, black, silver, and burgundy.
Whenever Madison sent me pictures of arch ideas, she always said "but more flowers on the arch." This arch was big and we made sure it was full of flowers!
A couple of years ago, I give a presentation at a 4-H meeting. At the meeting, I officially met Mrs. Fite (although I had known of her for many years.) We talked and she ask for a business card. Later on, we discussed sewing machines, since she wanted to get one for her granddaughter. A few months later, she called me about flowers for her son's funeral. She had specific ideas and flowers she wanted to use and I was able to make the flowers for them.
Last week, I got a call that she had died and left instructions for her family to call me and I would take care of it. They didn't tell me any colors, just that they needed a casket spray and an easel with ribbons on it (that was the only details that they give me.) That level of trust and respect for my work is truly humbling. I later talked to her sister on the phone and she said Mrs. Fite always talked about my work.
I knew she had picked out a pink or red dress to be buried in, so I decided to go with a mixture of red roses, stargazer lilies, along with pink and purple mixed flowers.
Last week, I also wrote a blog post about living in small town America. The word "Community" was on my mind a lot last week. It was a community service type event where I met Mrs. Fite. It was a lady in our community that recommended me to the Spencer family, when they were wedding planning. It took a community of friends for me to pull off everything in three days (we also had the Mineola Antique Fair happening at the same time.) The best selling shirt at the fair was the "Rural Route" - it's a t shirt design inspired by our life and work in the rural community and apparently it resonates with many of you as well.
My business depends on your referrals and an online community of support and shares. I am extremely grateful for all of you that are a part of our community!
Here's to a great start of 2020! Looking forward to helping all of you in the coming year!