Business is in FULL swing this week which is exciting. Love being busy and love stationery and all my fabulous customers! I should mention that I am sending out November subscriptions this week and can squeeze in a few more if you want to grab some sweet holiday cards for November.
Also, please do spread the word to anyone and everyone about the Shop! As a small business owner, I’m learning the art of PR and marketing and totally appreciate word-of-mouth referrals. Many thanks to my many ambassadors already pushing paper goods for me!
So some big news. Last week was a wee bit stressful. AP and I headed up to the Hudson Valley to meet with our caterer and decided to swing by the hotels we booked. They were all pretty terrible (like really terrible), and everything else up there was booked during our wedding weekend, so we had to start from scratch. New venue, new date. Crazy, right? Kinda.
We are now getting married in Saratoga Springs, NY (where I went to college!) in a historic casino in the middle of town this March. We are actually out-of-our-minds excited about the venue and have so much more ease of mind logistically. Phew. I mean, we’re pushing up the date by a few months but engaged and married all while 30? Into it.
Here are some photos of the venue:
Original bar – very Saratoga racing/gambling hay day. We are calling it “prohibition-chic”
I’ve been doing a lot of research on March blooms and what’s available and beautiful. So, I always pictured spring or summer flowers and dreaded the thought of a winter wedding. And alas, there will surely be snow on the ground for ours. At first slightly disheartened but then I started researching flowers and got REALLY excited about some options I never fully considered before. So here are my favorites for March and what I’m brewing on currently:
Forsythia via Martha
Gladiolus – an inexpensive flower. I happen to love them and think they can look tres chic!
Blossoming Cherry Branches
White cherry blossoms via Artfool
Pink cherry blossoms via Erich Egwer
Weeds (not really – but technically….)
Queen Anne’s, Baby’s Breath, and daisies via Martha
via A Rockridge Life
Hyacinth, Tulips and Carnations via Martha
Peachy Parrot Tulips in milk glass – hello, gorgeous!
At it’s peak – ranunculus via Martha
Lilac Bouquet via Once Wed
Simple lilac arrangement in mint julep cup via Oh So Beautiful Paper
Lily of the Valley and Sweet Peas – so pretty together
via Splendid Stems
Lots of decisions to make……..