Some exciting news for you! During my first summer at Sweet Woodruff (studying floral design under the amazing Lisa Collins) I had the privilege of working on a gorgeous fall wedding in Schomberg, Ontario. Natalie and Jeff’s beautiful day was recently featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and I’m excited (and a little proud) to say that I took part in several of the arrangements and the flowing garland draped over the arbour!
So I figure Martha will be inviting us to her country home for brunch any day now. Right?
Because my parents traveled so much when my brother and I were younger I sort of got used to leaving friends and family over the years. I quickly figured out that if I didn’t let anyone get too close to me then it hurt less when we would eventually move away. But some people just get you to love them no matter how much you try to keep your walls up… Lisa is one of those. Saturday was my final day with Sweet Woodruff and there is now a little hole my heart.
I started working at SW a little under a year ago and it has been the most amazing experience. I can’t tell you how thankful I am that I biked past that wee shop last summer. I had no idea how much I would learn about floral design and styling but also about myself and the things that bring me joy. I also never expected to meet such wonderful people and form the incredibly deep life-giving friendships that I did. I feel spoiled rotten.
Thank you Lise for giving me so much. You’ve passed on so much knowledge and skill and you’re trust, patience and friendship mean the world to me. I can’t wait to see the beautiful things you’ll do next!
A few months ago I was given the opportunity to get involved in a photo shoot for Sweet Woodruff. This was my first foray into food styling and I was definitely battling some nerves as I attempted to slice the perfect piece of cake and place raspberries as delicately as I could. Despite my newbie jitters the results are lovely and I could not be more pleased!
Lisa Collins and Vicky Starz are the immensely talented duo who dreamt up the concept for this gorgeous shoot. A huge thanks to both of them for including me in the fun!