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Cha cha cha changes

Okay, so I know it's been like a millennia since I've blogged, but with good reason.  Big things are happening here at the Tree.  I've decided that I am making some changes, and with that came closing the retail store front and discontinuing my offering of daily deliveries.

I will continue to accept weddings and events and meet with clients by appointment, but the store front was bigger than me.

The funny thing is, the store worked out just how I wanted... it was successful, busy, a bit crazy at times.  It's just that now, I want something different (such a woman... I know!).

I am looking to settle down my weekends a bit by taking less weddings and concentrating on my corporate work.  Which doesn't mean I won't take any weddings, but book me early ladies, cuz only a select few will get on the calendar next year.

Well- so that's the news.... wish me luck and all that great stuff.  I continue to look forward to growing my business the best way I can with detailed attention to my clients and the product I produce.

I PROMISE I'll get some more pics up soon.


Featured on Middle of the Map Weddings

It's always such an honor to be featured on another blog.  Check out the full story here:

Middle of the Map Weddings


An update

Thanks to Mindy Hiatt for these beautiful pictures.  It's always nice to work on a wedding with so much color!

Things here at the shop are slowing down a bit.  It seems less people enjoy getting married with a heat index of over 100 degrees (yup.. that's what I'm livin' in these days).  Staying busy booking for fall and looking forward to all the students coming back in town next month.

For the time being, it's daydreaming of cooler temperatures.



Truly, this is how life has looked to me for the last eight weeks, thus the minimal blogging.  If I was five I would say I've done a million bazillion weddings in the last two months.  It's been unreal!  SO happy to say we are outta the woods on the spring wedding season.  Now, it's time for the chaos to take a break.  (I'm sure I'll see it's ugly head again this autumn).  

Life at the tree has been exciting to say the least.  My employees have seen too much of me and my family could stand to see a bit more.  I had the pleasure of attending my good friend Anne's wedding this past weekend.... it was wonderful to be at a wedding and not working (well... I worked before and after, but the during part was nice).  I will surely share pics as soon as the photog shares with me.

I'll try my hardest to blog more, more pics, more talk, more inspiration.  Now time for me to get inspired.. take a break, have a drink and sleep through the night... like more than the six hours I've been getting lately.  I've scheduled my massage to work out the wedding season kinks tomorrow......awe yeah baby!


Good Press

Check out Finnrose Photography!!! Amanda Hoffman is great and a vendor I often recommend.  Here's a blog she recently did on my shop.  Finnrose Photography 


Planning- Susan and James

Firstly I would like to thank Angel Canary for all these fabulous images.  Find the full story on her blog:  Part One and Part Two.

Susan and James are an amazing couple and I was truly honored to be involved in their wedding.  Their wedding was centered on them and who they are as individuals and a couple - just as it should be.  The ceremony was held at IU Auditorium in the Hall of Murals (thanks to the helpful staff, in particular Erin Jennings).  With a cruise themed cocktail hour and reception at the Tudor Room (thanks Union staff for being fab... Bari Kuhlman is the best!).

I could write a book on this day, but I'll keep it short and sweet.  It was a wonderful time and they are wonderful people.  I hope I get to see them again some day.

Ceremony:  Indiana University Auditorium
Reception:  Indiana University Memorial Union
Planning, Floral and Decor - Yours Truly
Photographer: Angel Canary
Steel Drums:  PanUSA
Band: Wonder Twin Powers

Yellow and Black

Yellow and black... that's a first.  I loved it!  With black painted billy balls and the softness of the white peonies in the bridal it was quite a juxtaposition.  

I have 18 weddings between today and the end of the month so I am a bit anxiety ridden.  Making all the arrangements never seems to be the problem, it's keeping all the buckets organized and labeled and having room for it all.  Saturdays can also be complicated with all the deliveries and timelines.  That being said, it's what we do and June is always a crazy jumble of events.  I'll try my best to take pics.  (So often what I miss on those busy days).

It's getting hot here.  The heat index it going to be over 100 here - this is a great time of year for a couple walk in coolers to dip into.  

Here we go... Weeeeee!



A couple of the corsages that went out for prom.  Unfortunately, we didn't take pictures of most of them. I particularly liked the simplicity of the white phalaenopsis orchid with the white feathers and the single rhinestone.

Recently working on weddings.  Promise to blog more....really.  Just back into town from an amazing trip north with the fam.  Now time to hunker down again and work, work, work.

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With Mother's Day, Prom and wedding season ramping up, this month has been a crazy whirlwind.  Speaking of whirlwind... yesterday there was some out of control wind whipping through this town.  Trees uprooted and houses damaged.  Happy to have my home and business all in one piece.  This week is more and more and more weddings.  Memorial Day weekend always spawns copious amounts of wedding work.  People figure family is in town - save them a trip and get married while they're here.  I will be working and working hard to get outta this town by Friday noonish.  Going up to Michigan to see them fam and party in celebrations of birthdays and unions.  Katie will be here in the shop holding down the fort- so no worries clients.  All will be well.  Wish me luck- here I go.

oh yeah- pictured above- our favorite of the Mother's Day arrangements.  Air plants and orchids in a reclaimed wooden stump.


Featured on Wedding Wire

It's always a pleasure seeing your designs featured on other folks blogs.  This was a wedding I did last year at the Indiana Memorial Union.  Really sweet and the bouquets were one of my favorites from the year.  Check out the link below for the full scoop.

The Wedding Wire Blog