So, y’all, I have a little secret…I do not like having my picture taken! I know, what a super crazy secret! hehe! But I love pictures and could look at them all day long. Maybe why IG is my favorite thing ever! And good thing I’m on it way too much or I might of missed seeing that Kelly Perry was hosting a flower workshop. When I read all about it on teamflower.org, something in my heart said you have to go. It wasn’t the right time to leave, nothing about going fit in my planned out calendar space but sometimes you just know this has to happen!
(the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mtns where there was not one drop of cell phone service! Talk about ultimate bliss!)
Kelly is the owner/designer of Philosophy Flowers whose way of looking at flowers/life/you name it is one that needs to be shared with everyone. She doesn’t just look, she actually sees. It was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. Life is something we should see. All of it. The little details even the not perfect stuff. Usually it’s the imperfections that turn out to be the greatest. Kelly didn’t just teach us this, it’s the way she is. And, y’all, to me actions mean a thousand times more than words. She helped me to realize it’s ok to get a little lost, it’s ok to not live up to other’s view of ‘the way life should be’ and most importantly it’s ok to just be me. Now did she sit me down and tell these things to me, no. But it’s all about the way you to choose to look at it and choose what to take away from it. I chose purpose over perfect! Btw- she also taught me the most genius way to tape a boutonniere!
(All the lovely workshop attendees & flower friends after our bridal bouquet photo shoot)
Also at the workshop was another amazing gal, Heather Payne. She took all the beautiful photos! And took one of me that I didn’t see until a few days ago that ‘perfectly’ sums up this whole post…
“at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” Even though having my picture taken isn’t a fave, I’m so glad I have this one to remind me of all those wonderful moments at team flower workshop. So maybe I’ll have to try to stop dodging the camera a little less often!
PS- Team Flower Workshop is happening again in April! Here’s a blog post by Kelly about it that might of just brought a little tear to my eye…