2014.....has come and gone, with memories both happy and bittersweet. We look forward to a bright and prosperous new year with the anticipation of a young child on Christmas morning. With the decline in fuel prices we find ourselves venturing out alittle more often and spending with less apprehension. Lets hope we continue to see a reprieve from an economy that has been financially crippling for many.
Weddings were many last summer and I'd like to give a nod to those I was lucky enough to be involved with:
Aaron & Chelsea, who chose a very laid back approach and made the occasion more about their guests...on Friday the 13th no less!!
Kayla and TJ...Wow! Some of the best photo-ops I have seen set up, and ALL still inviting and casual. Thank You Dora for really cracking that whip! I've outfitted my first four-legged Ring Bearer...a Great Dane! This couple was great fun to work with.
Briana & Ryan partied with family and friends against a beautiful Mt. Kineo backdrop. "Best Dressed" award went to their Ring Bearer, Parker.....what a cutie! (See picture above)
Grace & Josh happily dodged raindrops to share their special day with those nearest and dearest. Grace was married by her Father and in the church where she grew up, making this day even that more memorable.
Patty & Todd...while all planning was done via internet and phone, I felt like we had known each other for years when we met...three days before the wedding!! Everything went off without a hitch and was absolutely beautiful. You can share their special day with a peek at our wedding testimonial page.
To ALL the young couples, I wish you long and happy unions and hope to see you again soon!!
I would like to acknowledge and thank ALL who shared my passion for Wounded Warrior Project support on Veterans Day. For those who came to the shoppe for some "retail therapy" as well as those who dropped the change from their morning coffee at KC's and Bears Den, I applaud your patriotism and generosity. We raised $192. and Congratulations to June Page of Dexter who won the Fresh Floral arrangement for her Thanksgiving table. We will be hosting additional activities in support of the the Men and Women who continue to "Protect and Serve" all of us!
With the New Year came our first Wedding of the season. Allyson and Garrett shared their memory packed day with friends and family....their reception venue exquisitely decorated. Working with Patty, I was overwhelmed by her tenacious spirit as she simutaniously traveled her own journey.
Valentines Day was a great time for catching up with repeat customers.....and meeting new ones. Congratulations to James Folsom....winner of the Sweetheart Gift Basket. To ALL the Special Lady recipients, I hope you enjoyed your flowers as much as I did when arranging them!!
On February 2nd, Parkman lost a gentle and compassionate soul. "JR" Rollins was a Son, a Brother, an Uncle and most importantly....a Dad. JR played the hand he was dealt with dignity and courage....never complaining and ALWAYS with a smile and "hello" for everyone. Conrad and Vicki Rollins are synonymous with "community".....let us ALL wrap our hearts around them in the spirit of community, if not to lessen their pain then to atleast allow them to know we share their loss. Our love and prayers to the Rollins family.
On that note and until next time....Be well....Stay warm (huh!!)....and count your blessings....not your problems!!