The Big Bang, where it all began--the infamous Keates Wedding. I never felt like I was crafty person but when I got engaged I found the wonderful land of Pinterest. I spent multiple late nights researching colors, themes, dresses, and venues when I found it....a paper flower bouquet! My whole world changed and my days became consumed with paper, scissors, and hot glue guns. Slowly but surely I began shopping at Michaels instead of Nordstrom and a clean house became a crafty and always messy house.
Once my color scheme was set in stone, I set out to find the perfect shades of blush, gold, and cream. Every night was spent practicing and perfecting templates and pushing the limits to make new flowers. After a year and a half of hand cutting and gluing each pedal, I was rewarded with about 300 flowers ready to be arranged into 10 centerpieces.
This huge accomplishment of making my own flowers for such a special day was honestly the spark that lit my creative fire. Even though it took me 2 years to open The Lovely Ave, I spent those 2 years learning and growing. I needed to have that time to really figure out what I want to do. I am so lucky that I found this spark.
PHOTO: @foilandink EVENTS: @harvestmoonevents VENUE: The Lookout Cabin at the Canyons Resort CAKE: @carriescake