That sounds like a magazine for floral designers, but it's not, It's my new project! I realize I have a ton of ideas and projects I have started, but my mind is always reeling about how to grow The Sodus Blossom.
If you want to be in the world I live in, which is a creative world with new ideas, then you've got to get away from the norm. You've got to go for it!
That may be a little extreme for my little business, but it does inspire me.
Every month I want to feature a floral design that I have done, not including weddings. I got the idea from so many of my photographer friends doing the 365 photo challenge. I thought a floral arrangement everyday, might get a bit pricey, but once a month is totally doable!
Here's to 2016 and making it a year of new ideas!
Working with Julie on her big day was so much fun. Reason #1 was all the creative freedom I was given. Julie knew the color scheme she wanted, but other than that I was able to take her vision and play with it! This bouquet is my favorite of the 2015 season. I used Hot Pink Roses & Carnations, Orange Alstroemeria, Pink Wax Flower, Purple Stock, Light Pink Hyacinth, and two different kinds of Eucalyptus. I have decided, Willow Eucalyptus is amazing!
Now for the magazine! For those of you that read my New Resolutions blog post, being featured in a magazine was a goal of mine for 2016! People we are only a month into 2016 and my most outlandish goal has been met!
WeddingDay Magazine (online addition) wanted to do a piece on Danny & Julie's Wedding. They asked for The Sodus Blossom contact info, a short description of the flowers I used, and how I did it. Even though it was just a small mention, it was a big something for me! They even sent me a badge for my website! I'm not stopping there though, Martha Steward Weddings here I come!
Danny and Julie have such a cute story about their relationship, you should give the article a read!
WeddingDay Magazine Article
Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Rodts!
Photographer: Michael Koch Photography
This wedding was so fun to create. Jamie & Brian told me the color scheme they wanted and the feel of the arrangements, but from there they gave me creative liberty. That is when I feel like a truly shine in my job! The colors were plum, purple & and white with greenery. Each center piece was arranged slightly different. Enjoy!
As 2016 coming into my sights I realized that not only did I need to start thinking of personal resolutions, but also resolutions for my business. Not only is a new year coming for The Sodus Blossom, but it's One year is coming. The Sodus Blossom will be One Year old on ........
Here are some resolutions I have for my little (yet not so little) Sodus Blossom.
1. Get close to doubling the amount of weddings. (That number would be 42)
2. Branch out, not just weddings! I love doing weddings, but the few things I did outside of weddings were such great opportunities.(Maternity shoot, styled shoots, senior picture flower crowns, family picture flower crown/arrangement, valentines day arrangements)
3. More blog posts!
4. Get more "not so local" weddings. I have really enjoyed the weddings that I have done out of town this past year. (New Carlisle, Valparaiso, Chesterton, Traverse City)
5. Be in a magazine (This is a dream that I am not really in control of...)
I'm Kelsey Lee, a 24 year old Michigander, business owner, and lover of all things floral. The Sodus Blossom is my floral design co. that I have started from the ground up. Please feel free to leave a comment & follow along as The Sodus Blossom blooms and grows into something wonderful!