It’s so good to be home. This phrase captures my thoughts today exactly; it’s good to be home, in my studio, picking flowers out of my garden and simply sitting still for a moment. As you may have noticed, from my radio silence on this blog, the last month has been, quite literally the most overwhelming-in-a-good-way experience of our careers. In the last month, we’ve all grown a lot, learned the true meaning of team and learned how to function well on less than 5 hours of sleep a night – well let’s admit, the Momental Girls with children already have that trick mastered. I promise two things – #1 I will be back to blogging regularly and #2 the blogging to come will be so good, as I’ve been stockpiling some amazing projects and news!
First, let me fill you in on what has kept us so preoccupied!
First…we have the project…the big one… the one I can’t really even talk about. The Momental Team pulled together like I could never have anticipated – long nights, weekends, missed vacations and second shifts galore – they did it and I am still boasting with pride. Follow the #epicpaintedweddingstationery hashtag on instagram to see more!
Next, I was humbled by an invitation to speak on the media pane at Engage!13 at The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Alongside some of the most respected names in wedding publications, I gave insight into managing a successful media presence through styled shoots and product features. Over 300 Engage! attendees heard from myself, Anthony Luscia of Martha Stewart Weddings, Susan Moynihan of Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine, Jillian Clark of 100 Layer Cake, our panel host, Jill Meister of Meister Innovative, Brooke Thomas of Weddings Unveiled Magazine and Angela Desveaux of Wedluxe Magazine.
Images from Allan Zepeda, Carla Ten Eyck and Jeremie Barlow
Now of course we took some time to step back in time at the Gatsby Gala held just outside the glorious Biltmore House!! Love this photo of the Hubby and I so much and that’s a feat because I really don’t like having my photo taken!! Thanks to Hayes and Fisk Photography for the amazing image!!
And finally we’re working on a very special project for Magnolia Rouge Magazine! This Monday we spent a rainy day at the Love ‘n Fresh Flowers farm near Philadelphia, shooting the most incredible scenes. The rain didn’t stop us!!! And boy did it rain! We were lucky enough though, to have two moments during the day where the sky brightened and the mist in the air turned into a magical sparkle. Really an incredible day.