Getting hitched...without a hitch, part II

I debated whether or not to share this little story but I had to, it's just too ridiculous to keep to myself. I already told you that problems do occasionally arise when setting up for an event.

Wardrobe malfunctions although rare do happen but usually it's not my malfunction. The couple getting married or one of their guests maybe but me...not so much. Until last weekend that is. We were in Philly and in the middle of unloading a packed truck when I thought I would move things along by hopping into the van to grab some stuff...bad idea.

As I readied myself to "hop" into the van all hell broke loose. Okay well that's a bit of an exaggeration but when I heard the tell tale sound of denim ripping I knew I was well , um, screwed for lack of a better word.

You know that soft, cozy, worn in denim, the kind that you just love to wear because it's so comfy. News flash...it rips, easily. Not to be worn when hopping into a van is on the to-do list.

The nice lady enjoying a cigarette outside of the hotel when it happened told me that housekeeping had a needle and thread I could borrow. Um, I'm way past a needle and thread but thank you. I quickly made a makeshift "skirt" with my scarf and hurried into the nearest Banana Republic and explained to sweet Amelia (I think that's her name) of my "situation". She was the best, stopped what she was doing to literally cover my, ahem, well you know.

I ended up with these new cute and equally cozy jeans. Key difference? That little 2% spandex in the denim. Thank you Amelia (if that isn't your name, please forgive me, panic did a number on my memory) thank you very much.


Real Wedding: George and Suesie

I never shared any images I took of this wedding except for a little tweet. I'm so happy that I waited.

These images from Katie Osgood are just so beautiful it was well worth waiting for. The soft tones of yellow, pink and grey look so stunning in these images it's almost better than I remember in real life.

Suesie and George were the best, we spoke on the phone a few times before I met them in the flower market at 5am one morning to chat some more. They were in from California for just a few days and the timing worked. It happened to be the same day as the Royal Wedding so it felt appropriate since the morning was abuzz with wedding chatter anyway...but we spent our time discussing theirs.

It turned out so great, simple and just what Suesie was looking for, in her own words, "The decor and all the flower arrangements were AAA-MAYYY-ZING".

Love a super sweet couple with an equally sweet and simple design.

 All images courtesy of Katie Osgood Photography


Getting hitched...without a hitch.

I would love to say that every wedding goes off without a hitch. I would love to say it but I would be lying. Sometimes the problems that arise are a little worse than others...some cause me to use some words that a lady shouldn't and others make me laugh, hard and out loud.

Over the past couple of weeks I've had a few of both types...

Morning weddings can be tricky...it involves getting things done early without a lot of time to spare. When your help doesn't show on time it throws a big wrench into the works and panic sets in. You stare at the clock and the time ticks by twice as fast. You race around the city to drop off personal flowers, pick up the rest of the arrangements and get back to the venue in time to construct the chuppuh and complete everything before guests start to roll in (in case you didn't know they are ALWAYS early).

And then it happens, distracted, panic stricken and fighting against the clock, you back into a cab. Yes, that's right...you're not paying quite as much attention to things around you as you should be and BAM...you miss that shiny yellow cab pulling up behind you as you double park.

Then the cab driver tries to shake you down for some cash even though you offer your insurance information...apparently that's not what he's looking for. After exclaiming that you are having a really bad day, your night in shining armor shows up and saves the day and gets that cabbie out of your hair. In the end it all turns out well...the bride is happy and you get to go home and enjoy the rest of your Sunday without a scratch.

Too bad I can't say the same about my bumper.


Bob Marley and Peanut M&M's

One more wedding down. Friday night we were Philly bound and designed a great wedding at the Bellevue Hotel. This weekend we'll go vintage in Brooklyn but more about that later.

With all the weddings I have this month I need to stay focused and keep moving along. All the details can become overwhelming if I don't just focus on one thing at a time. I talked about my love of lists but I realized this weekend what really keeps me going when I'm knee deep in flowers is pretty simple...

Bob Marley and a pack of peanut m&m's. Strange but true. I didn't realize it was a habit but noticed that I'll bounce around from play list to play list for awhile before I finally settle on Bob. There's just something about it that gets me in the zone and makes the list of things to finish seem a little less daunting. And then somewhere in the course of my long day of designing I find the irresistible urge to head out for a bag of peanut m&m's. I realize it's not the healthiest of options but sometimes a girl just needs some chocolate...

What do you do to help you through the longest days? Any music that really makes the difference?

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