2015....whew!

by Jessica Jones



If I were to tell you I'd be sitting here one year ago, in a new studio, with a new fur baby, looking to hire an assistant, and not working a full time job (in addition to designing weddings).....I'd probably call you CRAZY.

Well, all of those things happened. Life happened. I lost my fur baby of 12 years 3 days after Christmas last year, I was overwhelmed with the amount of stuff in storage, my basement, living room and kitchen. (yes stuff...because a wedding designer has a case of floral hoarding..), I was still working for the government pushing pencils, and very unhappy.

Here I am.

Why?

Because I trusted God's gentle nudges, tears, practical jokes (I think he has a weird sense of humor), and just listened.

In July of 2015, I took a huge leap of faith into the unknown world of sole proprietorship & self employment. No guaranteed income, no matched 401K, and nothing booked for 2016. The very day I handed in my resignation, I was hired for two large weddings and one large family gathering. It hit me... I was NOT afraid of this. I was doing this by golly!

After that, I hit the ground running.... freedom, ability to breathe, finally able be a wife and mom, sleep 7 hours(well...maybe 5) each night, big creative push (that leaves me with a case of insomnia), a new studio space, and a feeling of peace that I simply cannot describe.

So with that, THANK YOU to my Savior, family and friends for your shoulders to cry on, strong arms to lift me up, and belief in what I'm doing. To my vendor friends and flower brothers/sisters....you know who you are! Y'all are just awesome! Thank you for your encouragement, honesty and friendships! To my clients...both past, present and future....You keep me going and charged up! THANK YOU ALL!

I'm so excited to see where 2016 goes...It's going to be filled with beauty both inside and out!

Enjoy some of the candid outtakes and special moments from this amazing year in the photos below...

Blessings in 2016!

Jessica


Sunshine & Sweetness

by Jessica Jones


What you may not know about me.... I taught agriculture classes for a few years. Several of my students have kept in touch..and I've even designed several of their weddings! Krista is a former student from Shelby County... melts my heart to be chosen to play a small part in her big day!


Purples & Peonies

by Jessica Jones


The color purple & lush peonies (my all time FAVORITE) were the choices for this sweet 'n simple spring wedding at Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Swoon worthy!

Thank you, Kari, for sending me these beautiful images.

Photos by Fusion Photography



With Love, From Paris......

by Jessica Jones


This past June, I had the pleasure of meeting a true southern belle! Kimberly married at First United Methodist Church in Paris, with a lovely reception at The Wallis House right across the street. If you have an opportunity to visit The Wallis House in the spring or summer, you're in for a treat...this place is filled with beautiful plants, giant hydrangea bushes, roses.....(I must stop....this flower geek could camp there...)

Kimberly's smile &  spirit was not dampened by the torrential rains & storms. She was truly a ray of sunshine as she prepared for her day, despite the rough weather. 

Kimberly's bouquet included gorgeous light pink peonies, green hydrangea, and pink roses. The sweetest addition was the ring-girl's box. I stained a wood box she gave me, filled with flowers and tied their wedding bands inside. Her tented garden reception was pretty in pink & gold. We incorporated lanterns atop wood risers, gold mercury glass goblets,  loads of pink roses & lush greens.... Perfect for a Southern Belle. 

Thank you, Kimberly, for providing several images of your wedding day! 

Photography by http://www.chancemccool.com/