Turning Your Creative Business Into Your Full-Time Job!

Turning Your Creative Business Into Your Full-Time Job!

For some creative entrepreneurs, the ultimate dream is to be able to take their creative business full-time! This isn't to say that all creative entrepreneurs dream of taking their gig full-time; in fact some creatives enjoy being able to work on their terms, and having a full-time job to support their creative dreams! However, others dream of being able to leave their full-time job and becoming their own boss! Leaving your steady paycheck and 9 to 5 job behind, can be a stressful and time-consuming process, and as someone who has gone through that, I love to share how to make the process easier! So, here are my top 5 tips on how to turn your creative business into your full-time gig!

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Celia & Clint- Historic Post Office Blush Summer Wedding

Celia & Clint- Historic Post Office Blush Summer Wedding

Celia and Clint's beautiful blush wedding was definitely a highlight of my year! When I first talked with Celia, I just KNEW that we were going to be friends, and I absolutely loved working with her throughout the design process! She is so upbeat and cheerful, and when she told me she was a nurse I could just see her sharing her sweet smile and positivity with all of her patients each day!! Celia dreamed of feminine and blush florals, full of garden roses, peonies, eucalyptus, ranunculus and more!! Her bridal bouquet was so fluffy and perfect, and I loved that she wanted blush silk ribbon streamers for each bridesmaid bouquet (and hers) to complete the look!! The Historic Post Office was the perfect setting for Celia and Clint's wedding, and from when I first saw Celia and her girls sipping on some bubbly in the bridal suite, to when they were preparing to walk down the aisle, the whole day was full of smiles and laughter!! I even got to take a photo with the bride, as I gave Celia her bouquet!! (Scroll to the end for that!) Each detail was so beautiful and I absolutely loved Celia's gorgeous wedding dress- she looked like a princess!! I always LOVE working with Audrey Rose Photography, and she captured each moment throughout the day perfectly! I was so honored that Celia and Clint chose me to design their flowers, and I absolutely loved working with them both! Enjoy these photos and see the end of the post for all the vendors involved! :)

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5 Tips on Creating Balance and Time for Rest During a Busy Season!

5 Tips on Creating Balance and Time for Rest During a Busy Season!

This post is totally for my creative business owner friends! I don't know about you, but this season has felt so busy lately! I feel like I have been working non-stop, and as much as I completely love my job, I know deep down that I definitely need some rest and relaxation too, so I can recharge! I know I can't be the only one who feels stretched thin in this busy time, so I wanted to share a few things that are keeping me afloat lately! Here are some ideas on how to create some balance between work life and personal life and finding time to rest! 

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Mallory & Lee- Signature at West Neck Wedding!

Mallory & Lee- Signature at West Neck Wedding!

Mallory and Lee's wedding was one I have been anticipating for SO long now!! When Mallory first contacted me, I was so excited about the vision for her and Lee's wedding day at the Signature at West Neck in Virginia Beach. Mallory dreamed of designs full of eucalyptus greenery, and we incorporated that into every part of the floral designs for her wedding, including the bouquets, centerpieces, and the lush garlands for the ceremony chair backs and reception head table! Mallory also wanted all-white blooms and mini succulents, and we ended up using lots of garden roses, peonies, veronica, and ranunculus, and the neutral colors all looked perfect! The Signature at West Neck was such a perfect setting for Mallory and Lee's wedding, and the whole day looked magical, with beautiful well-thought out details, like the lovely string lights for the reception space, and the coordinating neutral bridesmaid dresses! Chelsea Schaefer Photography captured the entire day perfectly, and Mallory and Lee were absolutely radiant, with smiles and happy tears throughout the day! I was so honored that they chose me to design their flowers, and I absolutely loved working with them both! Enjoy these photos and see the end of the post for all the vendors involved! :)

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Quirk Hotel Colorful Bridal Bouquet!

Quirk Hotel Colorful Bridal Bouquet!

Libby and Nick had such a sweet, colorful and cheerful wedding day! When Libby first contacted me about designing her bridal bouquet, she sent me a link to her Pinterest board, and I immediately was so excited! She wanted lots of COLOR, with bright pops of coral and peach, contrasted with lighter shades of blush and a hint of white, and I knew this would be the perfect bouquet to use some of my all-time favorite blooms, like coral charm peonies and Juliet garden roses! :) I absolutely love the way that Brett, from Brett Denfeld Photograpy captured all the special moments of Nick and Libby's wedding day, at the Quirk Hotel in Downtown Richmond, Virginia. The Quirk Hotel was the perfect setting for their intimate and sweet wedding! Enjoy some of my favorite shots from Brett! :)

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Southern Wedding Inspiration at the Historic Post Office!

Southern Wedding Inspiration at the Historic Post Office!

I was honored to design the flowers for the most recent Audrey Rose Photography workshop, hosted in Hampton, Virginia at the Historic Post Office! When Audrey and Kelsey first asked me to be a part of this shoot, they described it as southern, neutral and full of lush greenery and gorgeous details, and I was SO excited to be part of the vendor team! Every single detail was absolutely exquisite, and I love the way that their design came to life so beautifully! The attendees at the workshop were definitely in for a visual treat, and I'm sure they all enjoyed learning from Audrey as they photographed the shoot. The Historic Post Office is one of my very favorite venues to work at, and I love how it lends a perfectly neutral backdrop to the photos, and is so elegant and classy! Some of the flowers I included in the designs were Japanese sweet pea, hellebore, garden roses, ranunculus, Jasmine vine, foraged dogwood, and pops of magnolia leaves. Enjoy these gorgeous photos by Audrey and see below for the list of all the participating vendors!

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