One of the things I vowed last year was to be better at blogging. Back in Colorado with the craziness of wedding season, in addition to the other aspects of running a business, blogging had become a low priority…one that I rarely got around to. I even went an entire year without a single blog post! That is hard for me to admit, as I really enjoy writing. As a business owner, I am so appreciative of the vast amount of knowledge that lives online and I love learning from others. I want to contribute the expertise I have gained over the years as a Florist, and share the beautiful weddings and events that I am a part of to give floral inspiration to others.
I missed this Tuesday’s blog schedule, as I was in Hawaii, celebrating my parents’ 25th Wedding Anniversary. My sister and I had been planning a surprise dinner celebration for our mom and step-dad for over a year and it finally happened this past weekend. At the Kauai Marriott Beach Club, where our mom and step-dad first met almost thirty years ago, we held an intimate celebration with twenty-three friends and family. A lovely sit down dinner followed an informal ceremony on the beach. The evening was amazing and magical, and is an excuse I am willing to allow myself as to why I didn’t publish my weekly blog post on the schedule I had set. Like the palm trees, we need to ebb and flow with the winds and give ourselves a little grace.
So, this post is a couple days late, but I am excited to share with you beautiful images from Liam and Amanda’s wedding reception earlier this summer at Olympic Sculpture Park, courtesy of Molly Blair Photography. Liem and Amanda were actually married earlier in the Maldives, but they held a large reception in Seattle, so all their friends and family could celebrate with them. They wanted to bring the essence of the Maldives to their event, so we chose a mix of colorful, tropical flowers. Liem even sported a baby pineapple boutonniere!
I love juxtaposition of using tropical flowers in a non-tropical setting. And, especially, because tropical flowers always remind me of Kauai.