Friday, March 13, 2015

The Winston-Salem Flower School

A few weeks ago, I was able to attend the Winston-Salem Flower School! As soon as the announcement was made that these classes would be available, I just knew I had to be a part of it.

Amy Lynne Originals is an incredibly talented industry partner, and I simply could not wait to learn from one of the top professionals in my area. At WinMock, where I am Director of Weddings and Special Events, we go above and beyond by offering additional services to our clients, including, but of course not limited to, simple floral design for some of our smaller events. Since floral arranging for me typically means picking up pre-arranged bouquets at the local farmers market or grocery stores, I knew I had to enhance my skills (ahem..I mean start from scratch)!
After a little small talk over delicious pastries and creamy coffee, we jumped right in and found our spots in Amy's workshop!
The class focused on learning how to create an arrangement using compote vessels that were provided, along with other fun goodies like our own Winston-Salem Flower School apron and shears. Flowers, greenery, and even fruit options were nearly endless--silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus, curly willow, kangaroo paw, ranunculas, and garden spray roses were my favorite picks.
We learned to start with creating the lines of the arrangement--vertical, horizontal, or a little of both--and then add your anchor pieces, which were large gorgeous garden roses, in my case!

It was so inspiring to learn tips and tricks of the trade as well as gain insight into the beautiful floral work I have come to love and adore.
With the demonstration and question + answer session over, we jumped right in. Creating lines, snipping stems, carefully choosing the perfect color palate, and getting creative--it was a glorious morning!
What an amazing experience it was to meet and mingle with ladies from my very own community while learning from the best--I absolutely cannot wait to do it again!
See some of my snapshots from the Winston-Salem Flower School right here, including this gem!

Blog photography by Green Bee Floral Designs


Monday, March 9, 2015

Raspberry Basil Cocktail on The School of Styling

After a wonderfully busy January and February, it was nice to slow down for just a little while with a sweet shoot with Glessner Photography for The School of Styling!

This time I am sharing the recipe for homemade Raspberry Basil Simple Syrup and the perfect cocktail to use it in!

See the full post here!


Monday, February 9, 2015

Darling Cashmere on The School of Styling

Last month I had the absolute privilege to work with Kaitlin Holland of The School of Styling and alongside Elizabeth of Glessner Photography to create a delectable pomegranate champagne cocktail!

Below are a few of the photos, and be sure to follow the link to see the full post and recipe!

See the full post here!

Photography by the uber talented Glessner Photography


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kearns Party of 3

We are expecting a full bloom
in August 2015!

It is with incredibly full and joyful hearts that Ryan and I announce we are expecting a new addition to our little family in August 2015! We will no longer be Kearns Party of 2, but we will soon be Kearns Party of 3!

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth."
Psalm 127:3-4

I have so much that I just cannot wait to share with you about our journey in fertility, my first trimester, and beyond! Until then, though, we are just plain smitten with this precious baby growing inside and are so happy to be able to share the news with you!

Photography by Tammy Torres Photography!