Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bouquet Love - Kristin's Wedding

As I was submitting a flower order for an upcoming AWESOME wedding, I began to reminisce about Kristin's wedding flowers from March. Why, you ask? I had a great time putting them together, and although coral peonies were nowhere to be found, Kristin was a super easygoing bride about it -- she went with pink garden roses without a fuss. It was odd. Oddly wonderful.

Her bouquet consisted of the pink garden roses, peach equitarian roses, sage, bay leaf, and aeriostynem. Because of those last three, it had to have been the best smelling bunch of flowers-in-a-hand imaginable. The bridesmaids held white hydrangeas and ivory spray roses with the same greenery. Window arrangements were simple - the white hydrangeas and aeriostynem only. Less is more in that sanctuary, for certain.

Enjoy! (I did...)

And if I may say, without giving too much detail -- a florist can always be bargained with.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tying the Knot

A snippet from my inbox this morning:

"I am writing because we are interested in featuring you and your husband in a Real Wedding story in the Tennessee area on"

Shut up. YOU are asking my permission? Done and done, sir!

It's nice timing -- our anniversary is next weekend!

-- ashley sue, from the phone

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

PreFab Housing

Ok, I'll admit my ignorance here: will someone please tell me exactly what "Prefabricated Housing" is and what makes it such a drastically pro-environment choice?

New World Green Homes has a video explaining exactly what they sell, but I'm sure there's more I'm missing.

Help!! WHAT IS IT?!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Nashville Flood of 2010

It's happened. Now even downtown Nashville is submerged. The Cumberland river is up 48 feet higher than usual, causing all of downtown to be evacuated. Opryland hotel is under six feet of water. The count as of an hour ago is that 28 have drowned and another 50+ are missing. Seven of my friends have lost their cars, if not more.

My siblings are safe on Trevecca's hill, but at the bottom, the hits are happening. Plant operations is flooded, along with Purity Dairy and the Nolensville/Polk intersection out the back. Most interstates are impassable and have houses floating down them.

It blows my mind that there isn't more national coverage. On Twitter I found a link to this album of the flooding downtown.

In summary: Holy. Crap. This city has just been destroyed.

Thought I would share in case you were wondering and having as hard a time as I was finding information.

-- ashley sue, from the phone