psst: This post is sponsored by AFloral. They are awesome and sent me some silk flowers to use in my wedding and share with my readers!
“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
― Claude Monet
Now that I have a little more time on my hands I’ve been working on some wedding stuff. It’s actually really cool to see some of the dreams I’ve had in my mind and the images I’ve scoured on pinterest merge together into something that will help make our wedding even more aesthetically beautiful. As I was hanging the garland and cutting the stems of the peonies I kept thinking, wow I’m getting married.
It’s surreal to really stop and think about how life will be changing and new adventures will be unfolding. As I wrestled with the wires to shorten the stems I started pondering all about the stuff I’ve walked through in my life; all of the hurtles that I have crawled over to bring me to this point. I thought of past loves and heart breaks, of my parents and how I wish they were here, of school and the lessons I learned. My mind was going a thousand miles an hour and I just continued to arrange the flowers into the garland. I am sure that I will have many moments in the future where I stop to take stock in where I am within our new adventure, but these few moments before the wedding just seem a little extra heavy.
I’ve walked through most of my twenties single and now I’m about to walk into a marriage. There will be lots of changes and lots of moments to remind myself to be selfless and not fall into the selfish trap. There will also be lots of beautiful moments; moments of growth and laughter and full of joy. As I placed the flowers into the garland I found myself focusing on all of the joy that will be ahead of us. Y’all I am beyond excited – I don’t even feel like i can put it into the right words!
Oh and just in case you’re wondering – this is how I’m looking at decorating the huge mantle in our venue.
Woohoo for big statement pieces that you can use over and over and over again! ((yes, these are silk flowers! AND the tall gold lantern is also from afloral!)) I’m already dreaming ahead of how to use this in our new home!
(& in case you’re wondering, the painting is mine (it isn’t finished) and eddie built the frame!)