In a world made out of flowers a mermaid is free to roam as she pleases, delighting in the floral blossoms that cloak her in gentle tranquility. She meditates and takes slow breaths, learning how to practice mindfulness in a world that is conditioned by negativity. Out goes the toxic energy: she says goodbye to those who make her question her self worth, learns how to say no to things that don't benefit her, remembers the fierce warrior that she has become. Drawing ever closer to the final month of the year the mermaid realizes that time is too precious to not do the things that make her happy, life is too sacred to not be the person that you want to become, and above all our minds are too fragile to be wasted on people who don't give us the time of day to live as fiercely as we breathe. You see, despite the human condition, it's not selfish to dedicate time to ourselves, nor does it make you a bad person to focus on yourself as opposed to others. This year I have learned that 'saying no' to things that do not benefit me, that physically and mentally exhaust me, do not make me any less of a person, but rather frees me to be my authentic self. I have made the mistake of bowing down to the will of others in the past because I was worried that their feelings would be hurt, when in reality I was only hurting myself. So remember even Mermaids need their beauty sleep, even unicorns need to focus on themselves and fairies sparkle the most when they learn to love who they are. Because if you can't love yourself, how the hell are you going to love anybody else? How do you practice mindfulness? Do you find it difficult to say no? @dominiqueansellondon
A month ago, we took the opportunity to work with Rocky Mountain Bride and a curated group of incredible talents to bring our river themed inspirational wedding to life for a special feature in their national magazine. (Rocky Mountain Bride V4 Link in profile!). We are beyond thrilled to share images from this day with you and the team who helped make it happen. We had a lot of asks...from asking Lumi Bridal to create a custom designed gown to asking Elichai Fine Jewelry to bring jewels that were so exquisite they needed a handler, and installations that came to life because craftsmen like Tailored and Tied were willing to see our vision through. As we start to share images, we hope you are inspired by Montana’s beauty and the creativity in the details, and the love and hard work that these incredible talents could bring to your special event or wedding. To see our vision come to life takes our breath away at every turn. Thank you for the feature @rockymtnbride ✨✨✨ When we are tasked with such a big ask, it typically can take months of planning and design, but when design lives within you and you bring the right team together...that is the magic that brings it all together quickly and seamlessly.
DESIGN, FLOWERS AND PLANNING
LUKAS TRUDEAU EVENT CO // @lukastrudeaueventco
KACIE Q // @kacieqphoto + @jasononeilphoto
MOONSTONE PICTURES // @moonstonepictures
LUMI BRIDAL // @lumibridal
PLUME BRIDAL // @plumebridal
ELICHAI FINE JEWELRY // @elichai_fine_jewelry
LUXE SPIRITED SWEETS // @luxespiritedsweets
SAGE LODGE @sagelodge
INSTALLATION + CUSTOM BUILD
TAILORED AND TIED // @tailoredandtied
MPR // @montanapartyrentals
THEORY HAIR // @theoryhairsalon + @jodigriffithhair
MEGAN PURCELL ART // @meghanpurcellart
BONTEMPS COLLECTIVE // @bontempscollective
Looking back today on what has been such an amazing year for us. We’ve worked with some really wonderful couples who have really pushed our creativity with fabulous floral installations 💫James and Lizzie’s flowers at The Great Hall at Oundle were pretty epic, those staircase florals were the stuff of dreams👌so excited for what’s in store next year.
Talking of next year our diary is filling fast for 2019/2020, have you booked in yet? We’re stacked with consultations so don’t leave it too late!
This cooler weather makes me want to light all the good smelling candles and watch movies. ✨
Flashback to this shoot that was featured on @theperfectpalette . Moody and modern vibes with a touch of cozy with all those candles!
Ice cream: @subzero_icecream
Tonight my last night of ‘freedom’ before my moving mayhem begins.
So don’t forget I’ll be at Sparrow Early Learning Tarneit (Mercantour Blvd) from 1830-2030 with my crazy kids & these beauties.
This market is short & is the first chance you’ll get to purchase this edition of Forever Fleurs by Tilly & Lou. These will only be available until sold out.
There will also be fresh posies on offer to keep you going while I’m moving & as always 100% of my profits go to @blackdoginst 😘
So come down & see my smiley face, wish me luck on my move, grab some flowers or just have a walk through the centre with the kiddies. It’ll be loads of fun & it’ll be you’re last chance to get any flowers from me until my next market on the 1st Dec.
Now I’m off to make said flowers & get everything ready! I’ll see you soon xxx