'Flowers are love's truest language' . . . Park Benjamin

I began this Blog to share beautiful photos, inspirational thoughts and maybe a tidbit or two that you will want to pass onto to someone else. No one does 'pretty' better than Mother Nature .... Welcome and I hope you stop in often!

A Day in the Life of A Dreamer

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PA, United States
I have always been a 'dreamer' and I think that is the most important quality a person can have in order to be creative. It allows me to view things from all sorts of angles. Whenever I would design for a wedding/special event I made myself 'think like a photographer' and in my mind's eye I wanted to be able to showcase various colors, elements & textures. At the end of 2012 I closed the doors to my Floral Studio and began pursuing new horizons. Flowers and plants have been a part of my life since I was a child and helped my Dad in the garden. Seeds have always fascinated me and one day I will share my 'Lesson Of the Bean' story with you! My other passion is creating beautiful food to share with family and friends -- I have always said that food and flowers go together. For now, I would like this Blog to be a collection of Pretty things that this Dreamer would like to share with all of you!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

At Best Buds It Was Always About The Love!

I'd love to introduce all of you to Kate & Mike ... one of the happy couples that I have had the privilege of getting to know while we worked together to create the floral designs that would make their August Wedding at the Glasbern Inn a reflection of themselves and their style! When you are a Wedding Floral Designer you have the responsibility of not only trying to capture a vision but also 'delivering dreams'!!! All of this may sound like a wee bit of a stretch especially if you are in your business and just worry 'about the bottom line' ... but Best Buds has always been run with Passion!!! Yes, a passion not only for the flowers but also for the people who trusted me with one of the most important days in their lives ... talk about pressure :-) But in Best Buds' 12 year history I am pleased to say ... YES ... we made lots of dreams come true!!! But now ... it's time for me to 'turn a page' ....
I have been blessed to meet so many great people and be a part of their weddings, special events and even decorated their homes ... loving every minute of it. There is nothing more important in life to me than my family ... and several months ago I was unable to attend a few of my oldest granddaughter's events and when I told her I could not come because I was going to be setting up wedding flowers ... she looked at me and said 'Gram, you are always working' .... hmmmmm .... out of the mouths of babes .... I took her words to heart and tucked them away and kept on working ... but they continued to echo in my heart ... what was going on? ... I love what I do! Then came the desire to go forward and explore new adventures...begin all those new projects that I have 'put on the back burner' for so long ... and also to re-visit some old loves ... so what was the message that my spirit was trying to tell me?
...then in the eyes of my two favorite girls ... Jordan and Aubrey ... I saw my new path ... it was time to leave the world of Weddings, take their hands and share those new adventures and projects with them ... we only have 'the present moment' and I don't want to miss another minute of their moments ... so that is why Best Buds will be leaving the 'Wedding' scene at the end of 2012 ... it's been a great time ... and I still have a VERY VERY busy Fall and Winter Schedule ahead of me which I am so excited about and looking forward to making more dreams come true ... I want to thank all of you for your support ... for believing in Best Buds .... and while I won't be creating Wedding designs in 2013 ... flowers will always be a part of my life and you can be sure so will all of YOU!!!