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is this weird?

Entry arch covered in flowers, with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Entry arch covered in flowers, with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Something super odd about myself I must confess. I look back at the work we do and love it more once I have had some time to review. I just looked back on a wedding we did a year ago and I absolutely love it. On the day I thought we produced good work, but I could not get out of my head about a couple things I though we could do better.

As a creative entrepreneur I have to say that I am incredibly hard on myself. I love what I do, but there isn’t a time I don’t think we could have done it better. Not that everyone didn’t do an amazing job and that the client wasn’t super happy. (And that is what is most important!) But that I can improve.

One random thing I got hung up on was during set up was that I didn’t plan for the floral chandeliers needing to fit through the door. Sounds so absurd, but you guys…. they wouldn’t fit through ANY of the front doors. We had to truck them through the whole entire back end of the country club, roughly two city blocks. Ok, maybe just one, but when you have 4 floral chandeliers it started to feel like a stinking marathon.

Compote arrangement of lush, premium flowers. White ceramic container with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Compote arrangement of lush, premium flowers. White ceramic container with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

That happened Friday as we got access a day early. From that moment forward I could not get that out of my head. I began to have a pity party in my head and it would not go away. I lost sleep, and set up on Saturday feeling like I let my team down.

A year later I have perspective, learned lessons, and can totally appreciate the hard work and pieces of flower art we created for our amazing clients.

I never received professional pics, so please excuse the lack of quality. But sometimes we have to still share what we’ve created no matter the quality of images, right? Otherwise how is everyone going to see what we can make happen for you on your special day? Can I get an Amen?!

Hanging floral chandelier  with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax.  Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Hanging floral chandelier with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Small vases with taper candles.  With coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Small vases with taper candles. With coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Garden compote with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Garden compote with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Cross alter with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Aisle covered in blooms. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Cross alter with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Aisle covered in blooms. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Cross alter with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Cross alter with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Room shot of Mollie & Alejandro’s wedding.  We combined tall arrangements, low garden style compotes, with hanging floral chandeliers.   Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Room shot of Mollie & Alejandro’s wedding. We combined tall arrangements, low garden style compotes, with hanging floral chandeliers. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

capturing the ones you love: take the time to take those portrait images

Are you wondering if you should book your photographer for the full 8hrs? Are you thinking that all that time would not be necessary. If you are on the fence… know that I full heartedly believe that you should pull the trigger.

It allows your photographer to understand the lighting, the space, the details and your loved ones. It is not every day that we have a photographer in front of us. It feels weird, it takes a while to get used to them in our space. Allow everyone that you love to get used to them too. You know your photographer and that is why you booked them, but your loved ones have yet to interact with them. Allow them some time to get used to them too.

And let’s be real, that are so many things going on that day, makeup, hair, getting dressed, saying hi to your Aunt Sue you only see once every 5 years, etc. All that takes time. Allow your photographer to capture those moments that you will cherish and get the gang together. Allow time for everyone to get in front of the camera.

And let’s not forget the details that you spent all that time on. The invitations, boutonniere’s, bouquets etc. All those items need to be styled and shot and as much as we want to think we are wizards and void of time. Those styling images take time too! Allow time for art to happen.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.

Captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at Private Residence.

Captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at Private Residence.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.