Centerpiece Class 101

We had so much fun teaching Floral Design Centerpiece 101 a few months back. We are gearing up for our next class Fall of 2016. We had sweet treats from Bloom Baking Company and Photos from Case Studios and Allyson Kelchen Photography. Our accommodating venue was at the The Historic Stanley Event Space. We had a wonderful group of gals who made beautiful arrangements. Thank you to everyone who came.unspecified-14unspecifiedunspecified-2unspecified-4unspecified-1unspecified-16unspecified-11unspecified-8unspecified-13unspecified-6unspecified-2unspecified-7unspecified-3unspecified-7unspecified-4unspecified-5unspecified-6unspecified-8unspecified-10unspecified-9unspecified-10unspecified-11unspecified-15unspecified-12unspecified-13unspecified-3unspecified-14unspecified-17unspecified-24unspecified-18unspecified-5unspecified-19unspecified-20unspecified-21unspecified-15unspecified-22unspecified-23unspecified-25unspecified-26unspecified-9unspecified-27unspecified-28

 

A Breath of Fresh Love

We love engagement shoots. So when Alena asked us to provide her with a flower crown for her engagement session/Save the dates we couldn’t wait to say yes!! Here is the adorable engagement afternoon stroll through the park for a picnic then out on the town.  Congrats!!!

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Christmas Wreathing Workshop

We had a delightful Christmas Wreathing workshop this year. Many  of our dear close friends all brought together by the Christmas cheer and wonderful gathering of friendship.  The Stanley Event Space  accommodated  us with their stunning and festive historical space which made a lovely backdrop for this event. Treats and drinks of Raspberry rhubarb tarts, mini cheesecakes, tea cupcakes,Wassail, hot coco  and homemade chocolate chip cookie by  Andrea of Classic Cakes warmed the guests as the sweet aroma of pine and cedar filled the space. The gentle chatter and laughter made for a very enjoyable evening. These beautiful photos captured by Meghan Savage Photo left a lasting keepsake for our guest to see. Thank you to all who came and we are so excited about the next workshop to come.

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Kansas City Thursday Therapy

We enjoyed being apart of this months Kansas City Thursday Therapy. The Fall Theme was a perfect look for this new Venue in Liberty. We had so much fun meeting so many new and exciting wedding professionals in this city. Thank you so much for having us.

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Photography-Pond Photography

Venue- Restoration 1894 event space

Planning-Madison Sanders Events

Floral Design-Victorian Gardens Floral Design/Stylist

Rentals-Ultra Pom

Catering-Shining Star Catering

Beverages-Top Shelf Bartending

Cake-Classic Cakes

Music/lighting-Platinum Productions

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Thursday Therapy

We were so honored when asked to be a selected vendor for Marches Thursday Therapy. This is a group of the Kansas City wedding vendors that meet at different locations and showcase vendors each month. They mingle and get to know one another for future referrals and to build working relationships. This month of March we at Victorian Gardens along with Delish CateringMelissand strings ensembleCorie Hair and Makeup and Photos by Alea Lovely Photography were the selected choice to meet at our dear friends cake studio of Classic Cakes. Such a great group of vendors to work with. It was so much fun meeting new and seeing old friends.

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Fight For Them

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Recently we were contacted by some of our friends and collages to help be apart of this cause to fight human trafficking. Knowing about the epidemic of human trafficking and the horrible evil happening to women and children across the globe, without hesitation we jumped on board with them.Feeling paralyzed by the weight of such a global crisis and thinking what could we do in the face of something so terrible and so far reaching? The founder Mindy Greaves, of the Fight for Them Campaign, saw the effects of human trafficking first hand while living overseas and was moved to act.

She says, “I can’t do everything, but I must do something.”376092_584248951598994_1413779800_n

Mindy founded Fight for Them which makes beautiful handcrafted jewelry. Every piece of jewelry has one “pearl of hope” as well as the initials of a victim that has been rescued out of trafficking. When jewelry is purchased, 100% of the profits go directly to three organizations working in Southeast Asia to rescue, counsel, and rehabilitate girls from the sex trade: IHH InternationalShe Rescue Home, and Zoe.

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WHY WE FIGHT

My name is Mindy Greaves and I am the founder of the “Fight for Them” campaign. I am a mommy to 3 small children and my husband and I know that sometime in our future we will adopt another daughter.  While my husband was stationed in Guam, we were able to see the devastation of human trafficking in Southeast Asia firsthand.

There are 27 million victims of human trafficking.  32 billion dollars a year are made off their bodies and over half of them are children.  Every 30 seconds another victim is captured. 

The idea that our future daughter could face these tragedies placed an extreme heaviness on me.  While researching I read this quote, “Evil prevails when good men do nothing.”  I knew that to cower from this giant would be to fail the one who had no voice. This resonated in me and I knew there had to be something that even I, a stay at home mom with a heavy heart, could do. 

I felt compelled to fight for every victim of human trafficking the way I would fight for my own children.  I had this burden for a reason, not to be pushed away but to draw me to a place of urgency, a place that would compel me to fight.  From that moment on I have had a fight in me that cannot be hindered.  I may not be able to do everything but I MUST do something.

I am inviting you to join the fight.

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